In Celebration of

Myrna Jean Peterson

October 13, 1938 -  August 24, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Myrna Jean Peterson announce her passing on August 24, 2023. She will be deeply missed by her family and a lifetime of friends. Myrna is survived by her loving husband Gerry of 60 years. She was a loving and inspirational mother and mother in law to Sandra and Sharon (Gary). A proud and adoring Nana to Jordan, Kyle and Rachel. Myrna will be lovingly remembered by her sister in law Judy (Frank) as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Myrna was born and raised in Winnipeg to the late Jean and George Budden on October 13, 1938. She is predeceased by her brother Jeffrey and in laws Angela and Earl Peterson.

Myrna was a proud Winnipegger. Myrna trained as a nurse and rose to become Head Nurse of Pediatrics at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Myrna spent many summer adventures at Lake of the Woods (Kenora) where she ultimately met Gerry who was the love of her life. She was a true partner and they travelled across the country due to many company transfers and built a large network of friends in whatever community they settled.
Myrna had a lifelong dedication to her community and volunteering. She was actively involved with many organizations and charities in the communities where she lived and this included Winnipeg, Kingston, Beaconsfield (Montreal) and Mississauga.

In the late 1980’s, Myrna and Gerry moved back to Mississauga where they spent the balance of their years and retirement. They quickly embraced their new life broadening their already wide circle of friends. Myrna enjoyed playing tennis, bridge clubs, traveling and was a consummate hostess and a fantastic cook. Myrna had a personality that lit up every room she entered. Warm and outgoing, Myrna loved to laugh and she delighted in meeting new people, but it was her many long and enduring friendships that were her greatest source of joy.

Myrna will be truly missed but will be with us forever. We wish to thank the wonderful caregivers at Sunrise Senior Living. Their dedication, compassion and support made a very difficult time easier. The family will hold a private funeral service.

Details on a celebration of life will be shared at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society of Canada are appreciated.

Online Condolences may be made through this website.


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Susan & Dick Berrisford (Friends)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Mississauga

We will miss your wonderful smile and your charming personality. A wonderful friend and delightful hostess who made everyone welcome in your home. You brought joy into our lives that will always be remembered. Rest in peace dear friend, we will love you forever.

Peter & Lynne Kent (Friends)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Oakville

Word are always inadequate to describe such a great loss. Gerry and family please accept our condolences as we share your grief.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Peter & Lynne Kent

Matt Larmour (Friend)

Entered August 26, 2023 from 559 Old Poplar Row Mississauga

Sincere condolences

Anne and Ray Ray Smith (Friends)

Entered August 27, 2023 from Mississauga

Gerry, our thoughts are with you.

Anne and Ray

Bob and Lynn Mills (Long time friends)

Entered August 27, 2023 from Collingwood

Bob and I met the Petersons when they moved to Mississauga and became neighbours.We enjoyed their company socially and Myrna was the life of the party.Lynn could never win against her at bridge.She was a fierce tennis player and a pretty good golfer too.Myrna was always implacably put together never a hair out of place!
May she Rest In Peace
Bob and Lynn Mills


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