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Myra P. Desrosiers August 1, 1940 - May 9, 2020


Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville, NL on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in the presence of her loving family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Myra Desrosiers (nee Walters) aged 79, of Clarenville was originally from Champney’s East, NL.

Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Margaret Walters, brothers Kenneth Walters, Herb Walters and Ray Walters, Sister Lillian Spurrell, Sister-in laws Kaye Walters, Joan Walters and Brother-in-laws Eldred Warren, Ronald Spurrell and Edmund Mouland.

Cherished by many, Myra was also known as Mom, Nan, Nan Myra and Aunt Myra. Left to mourn and forever loved by her husband of 57 years Roger, Daughters Gail Desrosiers (Craig Dawe), Lisa O’Gay (Robert), Granddaughter Erin Baker(Donald Milley), Erin’s Dad Kenneth Baker (Rowena), Brother Mark Walters (Mildred), Sisters Ruby Warren, Mary Mouland, and Sister in-law Joyce Walters. Myra is also leaving behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends who will miss her dearly (including all of the Ocean Pond and Meeting Pond friends), and Special friends Adrienne, Paul and Matthew Goodman, Ross and Edwina Green and Warren Langor.

Myra exemplified Newfoundland hospitality, no one left her house without a meal, a cup of tea or a small lunch. Everyone who entered her home was welcomed with open arms. Even her Sunday dinners included a few extra potatoes “in case someone drops in”.

She loved animals and always managed to find an animal to dote on whether it was a rabbit at the cabin, a stray cat hanging out by the door or her own cats, grand-cats and great-grand cats. Her heart was big and warm.

Cremation has taken place and because of the Covid19 restrictions, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clarenville SPCA (https://clarenvilleareaspca.ca/ ) or Feral Felines Rescue & Rehabilitation (http://feralfelinesrescue.com/ )in her memory.

Cremation has taken place and because of the Covid19 restrictions, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date


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    Herb Walters says

    My deepest condolences to Uncle Roger, Gail, Lisa and their families I was very sad to hear of Aunt Myra’s passing, I will miss her. She always had and always will have a special place in my heart. Her smile and sense of humour will live on my my memories

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      Linda & Byford Garnier says

      Deepest sympathy to her family ! Myra was a beautiful caring lady and will be so dearly missed ! 💔💔🙏🙏🌹🌹

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      Jane says

      Sorry for your loss Nancy. I lost both my parents so I know and feel the sadness of the loss and the roll into a new chapter

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    Jessie and john says

    So sorry to hear of your passing Myra..you were such a caring and loving lady..we are going to miss you…sending sincere condolences to your family..

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    Patsy and Dorman Humby says

    It is with great sadness and heartbreak I read today of Myra’s passing. Sincere condolences to you Roger and all the family. I met Roger and Myra one winters day, many years ago at her cabin down Ocean Pond. Even thought she didn’t expect two strangers popping in, we were happily welcomed and we got to know each other that day over a few bowls of her wonderful peas soup.We arrived strangers and left as friends. She will be sadly missed by every one who knew her.
    Rest well my friend. One of my greatest pleasures in life was meeting you.

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      Denise and Rudy Tucker says

      ,sorry on the loss of Myra,she was a very fun person to be around,she will be missed by all who knew her.Our condolences to Roger and family.

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        Barb & Ed Genge says

        Roger, Gail and Lisa….we were so sad to hear of your Myra’s passing. Thinking of you during the difficult days ahead. 💐

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    Barry Walters says

    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of Aunt Myra, saddened to hear of her passing. No doubt that everyone who knew her will have treasured memories of a great Lady She will be missed, always remembered.

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      Terry Miller says

      So sorry to hear of your loss, condolences to you all.

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    Carolin Cochrane says

    So sorry for your loss Uncle Roger, Gail ,Lisa and families. This is so hard to believe,gone too soon. I will surely miss her. She was one of my favorite aunts. Thinking of you all every day, wishing I could be there to give you a hug. My prayers and thoughts are with you today and always. Take care Carolin

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    Walter and a June Butler says

    So sorry to hear of Myra’s death Roger and we want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. May the treasured memories that you have made over the years help to lessen your grief and keep her ever near and dear to your hearts. May she rest in total peace.

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    Yvonne Milley says

    We are very sorry for your loss
    Thinking of you all
    May she Rest In Peace
    Take care of each other

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    Calvin and Rowena Gosse says

    So sorry to hear of Myra passing.. she was definitely one beautiful person.. our condolences to Roger and family ❤️❤️

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    Suzanne Clarke says

    My condolences to Roger and family. Myra was indeed a lovely lady and I will never forget her kindness in my time of need at Ocean Pond.

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    The Evans’ Family. Ocean Pond says

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

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    Bryan & Pat Desrosiers says

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the Desrosiers family on the lost of a wonderful lady, May your many treasured memories help you through the days to come. We will always cherish the memory of our trip out to Newfoundland and the wonderful meals Aunt Myra prepared for us.. Thinking of you Uncle Roger , Gail & family and Lisa &family

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    Bailey family says

    Sorry on the loss of a wonderful wife and mother. Myra was a very funny lady to be around,she will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Our condolences to Roger and family.

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    Andrea Thompson says

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Myra’s passing. Our family was the recipient of her generosity throughout the years, starting when I visited with Dad and Mom and in later years, with my own family. For all of our visits, we were always made to feel at home.
    Uncle Roger, Gail, Lisa and families, we know that the last few weeks have been very difficult and we wish to send our sincere condolences.
    Andrea, Jeff and family

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    Darlene and Paul Spurrell says

    Our deepest sympathy to Roger and Daughters and family.

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    Denise and Cory Baker says

    so sorry to hear of Myra’s passing. Myra was indeed a lovely lady, full of kindness. Sending our deepest sympathy to the family.

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    metcalfe family says

    so sorry for your loss.may she rest in peace

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    Terry and Wanda Spurrell says

    Sorry to hear of Myra’s passing. Myra was a wonderful friend of my parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take care.
    Terry and Wanda Spurrell

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    Herb &. Lorraine. Goldsworthy says

    Roger & Family,
    Sorry to hear of Myra’s passing, our thoughts are with you.

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    Madonna and Wayne Swyer says

    Very sorry to hear Lisa and your family. It’s especially hard during this time. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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    The Hannaford's says

    So sorry to hear. Thinking of you all and sending love.

    Z, G and A

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    Clara and George Worthington says

    Dear Roger and Family,
    We learned yesterday of Myra’s passing Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you and it’s a dear loss to us, as well.. Myra was a dear cousin and certainly a sweet and special lady. Please be assured of our loving support support, caring thoughts and abundant prayers. We are asking God to hold you close in His healing hand in the days ahead. We send our love and caring sympathy to all members of Myra’s family,

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    Simone Caines says

    Gail, so sorry for your family’s loss.

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    Phyllis Johnson says

    Mr. Desrosier and Family
    I can only imagine the pain you all must be feeling at this time. I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss and to let you you know how much I enjoyed the many conversations I had with Mrs. Desrosier over my sisters {Eileen| fence and clothesline. We enjoyed having chats about family both 2 and 4 legged.She always enjoyed my dogs antics in the backyard . I will miss these pleasant encounters when I visit my sister again. Remembering you all in sympathy at this most difficult time. Phyllis Johnson and furry friends

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