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WILSON, Myrtle Evelyn

​1925 – 2023

Myrtle Evelyn Wilson (née Hanson) passed away August 11, 2023, after 98 fully-lived years. Myrtle was born in Carbury, North Dakota, of Norwegian immigrant roots. She attended teacher college in Minot, North Dakota, where she taught for two years before moving to Washington state to continue teaching.

While in Washington, she met Milton Wilson, the pastor of her church. They married and began an adventurous life of preaching and teaching across the western U.S. and Canada. Seven children were born along the way. They moved to Lethbridge, AB in 1975 where Myrtle kept busy working part-time at Sears and for an organization advocating for the rights of persons with diverse abilities (her youngest daughter Holly was born with Down syndrome). In 1991, she and Milton made their final home in Kelowna, BC. She enjoyed volunteering at Kelowna General Hospital and was very involved with Pathways Abilities Society. One of her proudest moments was attending the ribbon-cutting in June 2023 for Hadraft-Wilson Place, Pathway’s 68-unit affordable housing development on Bertram Street. The building is partially named after the Wilson family in recognition of their advocacy for the organization. Beyond volunteering, Myrtle was very social, loved good books, and played many card games.

Myrtle was predeceased by her husband; five children: Christine, Paul, Earl, Lewis, and Holly; and a son-in-law, David. She is survived by her daughter Carolyn and son Clark; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, with another on the way.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honour Myrtle by directing donations to Pathways Abilities Society.

A Funeral Service and reception will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, Pastor Edward Skutshek will be officiating. With interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM


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The service for WILSON, Myrtle Evelyn is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Charisse Daley says:

    So sorry for your loss Clark and Carolyn. Your mom and dad were very kind and generous. Charisse

  • Terry Ginther says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are grateful for all she has done to improve the lives of so many others. It was so wonderful to have Myrtle and some of the family attend the grand opening of Hadgraft Wilson Place a few months ago.

  • Mauneen & Darryl Amen & Family says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dear Mom! She was such a beautiful person and loved by so many! We have so many memories of being neighbours ! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Marva and Wilf Puffer says:

    It was our sincerest privilege to know Myrtle, Milton and Holly for many years, beginning with a bus trip around Europe in 1995. Deepest condolences to Myrtles family.

  • Tyler Jensen says:

    We had been meaning to visit Myrtle again, and now it is not possible,
    I deeply cherish the relationship Myrtle & Milton let me have with them. Their lessons about integrity, righteousness and love are lessons that never been lost nor far from my heart. God bless and look after you Myrtle, you were a wonderful person.

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