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Born: Oct 28, 1938

Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2019

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October 28, 1938 - August 18, 2019

Eleen was a special person. She loved her family and friends and they loved her in return. She had determination to spare and a zest for life with varied and multiple interests from music to gardening, birdwatching, art, creative pursuits and painting, puzzling with Brian, reading, cooking and collecting treasures, especially elephants!
Game nights with her friends brought out her competitive spirit and sense of humour. Eleen had a gift for instantly connecting with people and with her inquisitive nature turning these connections into lasting friendships.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Brian, her daughter Colleen, son-in-law Gregg, granddaughter Rachel and grandson Chase. Affectionately named Nano by her grandchildren, she delighted in attending their events and important milestones in their lives.
Eleen is survived by her siblings, Alex (Elsie), Henry, Alice, Danny (Carol), Dorothy (Gabriel), and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceasing her was her infant son, parents, Alexander and Olga Myhal, brothers, Nickolas, Walter and Bill, sisters, Jenny, Helen and Sylvia, sister-in-law Carol and "co"grandmother Marg.
Eleen was born and raised on the family farm outside of Balmoral Manitoba, a treasured time with her family, helping with the animals and farm chores with Danny and hiding cigarettes from their dad. She often reminisced about playing Hawaiian guitar and participating in unique games at school and even helping to build the barn. The family farm continued to be a fixture and gathering place for the Myhals and extended family for years to come.
Before marrying Brian in 1960, Eleen worked at the Women's Pavilion in the Nursery. In the 1960s Brian, Eleen and Colleen moved to Egypt for three adventurous years before returning to Nova Scotia and eventually back to Winnipeg in the 1970s, and more specifically sunny St. James, where the grass is a tad greener and the restaurants and coffee shops well frequented! Tales from their travels in Europe and the Middle East were a constant source of wonderful storytelling.
Upon returning to Winnipeg, Eleen kept busy with her family and friends. She was active in numerous volunteering capacities most notably with the Red Cross Blood Program, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Women's Guild of the Chapel of Good Shepherd Church at CFB Winnipeg.
Heartfelt appreciation for all the well wishes and visits from friends and family over the past six months. That always made her smile and us too.
A special thank you to Dr. Kakumanu and Kim at CancerCare Manitoba and Dr. Orlikow and the nursing staff at the Grace Hospital.
In spite of many health challenges throughout her life, she always persevered. Sadly, over the past while, the challenges proved insurmountable. We will miss her every day.
A celebration of Eleen's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., August 27 at the Chapel of Good Shepherd, 2235 Silver Avenue in the heart of St. James.

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever." - A.A. Milne.


As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Brian, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. It was a pleasure knowing Eleen and I pray for God's strength and grace for you during this time. - Posted by: Padre Falk (Friend) on: Aug 26, 2019

  • Uncle Brian and Colleen, I was so sad to hear of Auntie Eileen's passing. Mark and I send our condolences. I have very distinct memories of Auntie Eileen. The most prominent is the frequent phone conversation she had with my mother when I was a child. My mother doodled on many pads over many conversations! I also remember when you returned from your stay in Egypt. You brought home so many exotic treasures and even let me take some to "Show and Tell" at my school! She had a very special spark and the warmest of smiles! Auntie Eileen will be missed. - Posted by: DAYLE CHAMBERS (Niece) on: Aug 24, 2019

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