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Peacefully at home, with her family by her side, Myrna Singer (nee Nepon) died on June 21, 2022.
She is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Herb, her daughters, Leslie, Marnie and Sheryl (Kevin Segall), her grandchildren, Josh and Sari Glow and Justin and Hayden Segall, her sisters, Bonnie Dressler (Ken) and Maureen Steinfeld (Leo) and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Earl and Mimi Singer. She was predeceased by her parents, Irma and Harry Nepon and in-laws, Anne and Dave Singer.
Myrna was born in Winnipeg on May 18, 1946 and grew up on McAdam Avenue. She was a brilliant student, graduating high school at the age of 15 and earning the Gold medal in Education from the University of Manitoba. She met the love of her life, Herb, in her early teens and they married soon after she graduated from University. She left teaching to be a full time mother to her three daughters. In 1980 she enrolled in a two year computer science program at Red River, and managed to graduate at the top of her class while juggling motherhood and her studies. She re-entered the workforce as a computer programmer at the Canadian Wheat Board and later worked at Agricore United, James Richardson and ended her career as a project manager at the University of Manitoba. Myrna enjoyed these years and made many friends along the way. She and Herb enjoyed travelling all their lives whether it was to vacation destinations or to celebrate simchas with family and friends. Myrna was an avid reader, bridge player, baker and made exercise a lifelong pursuit. Myrna was the most organized person around, and once computers entered her life her organizational skills were taken to a new level. She loved to use Excel in every facet of her life - including planning holiday meals, book reviews and organizing for vacations. During COVID times, Myrna kept her fellow bridge players connected by coordinating on-line games and acting as tech support for all who needed. The biggest joys in her life were her grandchildren and she revelled in their accomplishments. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with them, attend various concerts, games or ceremonies or help them with school work. Babie was always just a phone call (or more likely an email) away for help with computer work, English essays, for a ride or an order of her famous cinnamon buns.
A funeral service was held at the Rosh Pina Memorial Park on June 23, 2022.
Those who are wishing to honour Myrna are encouraged to make a donation in her memory to a charity of their choice.
Publish Date: Jul 2, 2022
Peacefully at home, with her family by her side, Myrna Singer passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
She is survived by her husband Herb Singer, daughters, Leslie, Marnie and Sheryl and son-in-law Kevin Segall.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23 at Rosh Pina Cemetery. For those not able to attend, a livestream of the service will be available at: www.congregationetzchayim.ca/services
Full obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2022
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 23, 2022, Jul 02, 2022
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Myrna and I started our teaching careers at Churchill High School. There were 11 new teachers that year. Myrna was in the room beside me. She was full of energy, a happy person to be around, an infectious smile. Also a good cook. She and her husband invited me for dinner at their Grant Ave. apt., if I recall that address correctly. I was sorry when Myrna left Churchill. I’ve thought about her over the years but never saw her again. I thought she could do anything she set her mind to — and she did. Take care, Ann - Posted by: Anni Klein (Teacher at Churchill High School) on: Sep 16, 2022
Dear Herb, Leslie and family, We are very sorry to hear of Myrna's passing. Our condolences to everyone. With love from Sue and Rob - Posted by: Sue and Rob Rosenblat (Friends) on: Jul 04, 2022
Myrna was a great person. She was loved by all her co-workers. My condolences to Herb, Leslie, Marnie and Sheryl. - Posted by: Levi Preteau (Former co-worker at CWB) on: Jul 02, 2022
So sorry for your loss, Herb. My condolences to your family. - Posted by: Lucille Desorcy (Previous co-worker) on: Jun 27, 2022
Herb & family: So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Ann Page (co-worker, friend) on: Jun 23, 2022
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