REXTON, NB - Myrtle Elizabeth McWilliam, 96, of Hillside View Special Care Home and formerly of Rexton, NB passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019.
Born in Clairville, NB on June 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Albert and late Catherine (Scott) Little.
Myrtle and her husband Jim were successful business owners for many years. She loved to travel and they traveled to many conventions in different areas of the world with their friends in the Lions Club. She was also a member of St. Andrews UCW, as well as having much involvement in various church and community activities.
She was beloved by all who knew her; a sincere friend, a perfect hostess and a woman of many talents, among them a wonderful cook, seamstress and a passionate crafter.
Myrtle was a loving mother and will be dearly missed by her three sons, Don (Marg) of Upper Rexton, Ken (Barbara) and John (Karen) both of Riverview, her six grandchildren, Ginny Thomas (Stan), Stephen (Nancy), Scott (Chantal), Amy Dionne (Larry), Susan Nickerson (Nathan), Joshua (Lisa) and her ten great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly missed by her sister-in-law, Edna Douglas; special niece Janice Little, as well as many other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of seventy-four years, James McWilliam in 2016, two sisters, Ruth Reid, Dorothy Dunn, three brothers Ben, George and Burton Little.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-9 pm at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto, NB. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, Rexton, NB, with Rev. Claudia Keller officiating.
If desired, memorials made to St. Andrew’s United Church General Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. A reception will follow the service at the Rexton Lions Club. Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252).