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Myrna Ammeter

Myrna Elaine Ammeter (Earley)

Monday, August 27th, 1934 - Monday, May 10th, 2021
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Obituary

MYRNA AMMETER
August 27, 1934 – May 10, 2021

It is in loving memory that the family of Myrna Ammeter announce her passing on May 10, 2021, at Concordia Hospital, at the age of 86.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, William Ammeter, in 1987. Myrna will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her son Corrie, sister Mavis Cullen, nieces Lynn Taniguchi and Donalda and Gordon Damstrom and their families, and her close friends Anni and Jeff Baldauf.

Myrna was born August 27, 1934 in Souris, Manitoba to Aurilla (Cockriell) and Francis Earley, and she grew up in Lena, Manitoba. She moved to Winnipeg and married William Ammeter in 1962.

Funeral Service
Transcona Cemetery
on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Myrna was a quiet and quick-witted person. She loved her son Corrie so dearly and was very close to him. They shared so many memorable moments together.

Special thanks to all the staff at Concordia Village (CV1) who made Myrna’s nine-month stay so enjoyable. She felt at home. She often spoke of how much she appreciated living there.

Also a special thanks to all the staff at Concordia Hospital for making Myrna’s final months as comfortable as possible. A very special thank you to whom Myrna called "her angel here on earth" ~ Anni, who blessed Myrna with so much loving care.

Donations may be made to St. Amant Centre or to Canadian Diabetes.
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, May 14th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    Transcona Cemetery
    Address
    5014 Dugald Road
    WINNIPEG, MB R2C 5K3
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Anni Baldauf

Posted at 12:28am
How I Met Myrna

One day I went to my mother-in-law, who lives right by the bus stop. I was still in my car when the bus came and off stepped an elderly lady with a cart in one hand and a full bag of groceries in the other.

She started walking about 5 steps and then rested. This happened again and again. I thought to my self "I better go help carry the bags for her". She looked like she might not make it home. So I went and said "Hi, can I help you?" She responded "Yes" and then mumbled "I guess I shopped too much". So slowly we went towords her home, one street over from my mother-in-laws place. I put the cart and bag in her place and gave her a piece of paper with my name and phone number on it, and explained to her that I take many elderly people for shopping and appointments. She mumbled "Oh yeah...?". I told her to call me whenever she wanted to go somewhere. After I left, I thought to myself she'll never call me. About 3 weeks later Myrna called me. I was so surprised. "Can you take me shopping?" she asked. I said "Of course!"

I have to say, she was a very witty and thoughtful lady. We bonded on that shopping trip, and never looked back. I found out that this shopping trip was for her son Corrie who was coming over for the long weekend. This was a special trip to buy all his favorite foods.

Over time I noticed that she had a hard time with many daily tasks. So I start helping her with daily things like cleaning the house, laundry, doing dishes, and outside with the flower garden. I also cleaned and organized the garage. Month over month, I began to help with more and more things. One day I asked her if she had ever considered buying a walker. The answer came fast "No!". So I tried to explain to her that if she had a walker that it would be like having a chair close to her to sit down if she ever needed.

After a while (about 4 months), I told her that I went with my mother-in-law to buy a walker. Myrna responded "That's good!". A week later she asked me "Do you think I need a walker?". I said "Yes, you will love it! Do you want to go now? Do you feel up to it?". She was the funniest person ever to watch learning how to use the walker. She was even laughing at herself.

I would put the walker by the door of my car, she would get out from the car, take hold of the walker, and turn around and sit down. Myrna was so quick doing it that I had no time to even react. We were laughing about it. Then Myrna start pushing with her feet to move the walker. I explained to her that she needed to stand up and walk with the walker. "Oh yes, haha" she replied. This kept on happening over many, many months. At the end it was an ongoing joke about her sitting on the walker and trying to push it with her feet.

Another time, Myrna got 2 new pairs of glasses. But she would lose (or misplace) them in her house all the time. She had a new make fun of herself. She would say "I need my glasses to find my glasses". We had so many good times together.

Now it came time for her to move from her house to Concordia Village. Her house was filled with collectibles from shopping over the years. I would put stuff by where she was sitting and say "If you can please look through this stuff and see if you need it. Just remember you don't have a lot of room in your new place." Her answer always was a yes to looking through the stuff. I came back the next day again and again until everything had been sorted. This became routine. We had about 3 months to finish packing for the move. After doing this for a few months, she began to get tired. When I would ask if she had finished sorting she would say "Yes, but I forget which one is the pile for keeping". So Myrna would do the same work all over, never complaining about it.

I started to sort by myself for her. Finally we were all done, and ready for the move. Mandy (from Concordia Village) offered if we would like to look at the new suite one more time. "Of course" we both responded. After we came back, I said to Myrna, "I think we have too much stuff". She'd responded "Yes, I know haha". So I opened the box and we sorted the stuff all over again. Never a word of complaint from Myrna. Moving day had finally arrived.

She absolutely loved, loved Concordia Village - especially the little store. She loved the ladies at the front desk. As time passed, it got harder and harder to keep her diabetes under control. Finally, Myrna had to go to the hospital where I was honoured to be able to help her with eating for the last 3 months. Ultimately, she lost the battle with diabetes.

I will miss Myrna tremendously. We were like family.

I have to thank my husband Jeff for putting up with me for being with Myrna all time. He's the best man I could ask for. So many times he had reasons to ask me to spend time at home with him and the boys. He never questioned why I always had to go to help Myrna. Thank you Jeff for your patience with me.

Myrna will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Love,
Anni Baldauf
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Family of Myrna Ammeter

Posted at 03:57pm
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