Myrtle Booth

Obituary of Myrtle Christine Booth

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom Myrtle Booth on Saturday January 27, 2024, at the Spiritwood Long Term Care Home (Idylwild Lodge) in Spiritwood, SK.

Myrtle Christine (nee Chartier) Booth was born July 17, 1927, in Beechy, SK to Mary (nee Annis) and Jacques Chartier. Her stepfather was Albert Nelson.

 Myrtle was survived by her children;

Myrtle Teer of Meadow Lake, SK (Merle, Elmer, Bonnie, Donna)

Lawrence Booth (Bonnie) of Meadow Lake, SK

Patrica Tracz of Spiritwood, SK (Tammy, Randal, Tasha)

Judy Nazarko (Oryst) of Haida Gwaii, BC (Christee, Chance, Chase)

Bruce Booth (Karen) of Spiritwood, SK (Marli, Melany, Katherine)

Roger Booth (Debra) of Lloydminster, SK

Patrick Booth (Laureen) of Spiritwood, SK (Karstin, Bohdan, Rory)

Her sister; Kathy Bellefeuille

40 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews

Myrtle was predeceased by;

Her Husband of 60 years; Lawrence Booth

Sons; Elmer Booth and Roy Booth

Grandchildren; Agnes Teer, Warren Booth, Wade Booth, Tim Mighton

Son-in-laws; Sam Teer and Walter Tracz

Her mother; Mary Nelson

Her father; Jacques Chartier

Her stepfather; Albert Nelson

Her siblings; Neal Chartier, Wellwood Chartier, Raymond Nelson, Tessie Black, John Nelson, Grace Bussey, Esther Teskey, Adell Vandale and Olive Poche

Myrtle’s childhood was spent moving several times within Saskatchewan. Her large family eventually settled in the Robinhood, SK area.  At the age of 16, she went to work at Waite’s Fishery in Buffalo Narrows, SK. It was quite the ordeal to get to work as she had to hitch a ride on the mail plane to Buffalo Narrows, then barge across to the fish plant.

When Myrtle was 18, she met a tall handsome soldier, Lawrence Booth, at a dance social.  After a short courtship they were married on March 17, 1947.

Myrtle and Lawrence settled on a farm in the Witchekan, SK area where they raised cattle, pigs, chicken, turkeys and grew grain. Myrtle always had a huge garden which resulted in the tastiest canned and baked goods. She accomplished all this while raising 9 children, cooking for the threshing crews and hired men, and working in the fields herself.

Although Myrtle was shy and private, when you visited her home, you were always welcomed with a fantastic meal, coffee, and a sweet treat.  She loved flowers, crocheting and sewing.  Her mitts, blankets and afghans were a hot commodity in the family.  She made the best sauerkraut, canned meats, tomato soup cake with brown sugar icing and ginger snap cookies to name a few.

Later she enjoyed attending Christmas church services with her grandchildren. She loved to listen to Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell and watching Little House on the Prairie.

Myrtle resided in the Idylwild Lodge in Spiritwood for the last 6 years.

Her family would like to thank the staff for the wonderful care and attention she received.  They are very much appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the Idylwild Lodge Auxilliary Inc.

C/O Linda Pauls

Box 641 Spiritwood, SK S0J 2M0

Celebration of life details will be announced later.

Mom, you have been through many events in your life, many that people don’t even know about.  You have experienced things that have broken you, changed you and yet you found yourself stronger than you ever thought you could be. Know that you are loved, respected, and will be missed beyond measure.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.

 

Memorial service

Spiritwood Civic Centre
General Delivery
Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada

Interment

Idylwild Cemetery
General Delivery
Spiritwood District, Saskatchewan, Canada
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