In loving memory of Myra Whitham born August 9, 1930 in Leeds, UK into a family of 2 sisters (Ina and Madge) and 2 brothers (Stanley and Len). She passed away peacefully on May 14, 2020.
She started work at Kirkstall Forge in Leeds, then moved to Canada in the early 1950’s. There she worked at Canadian Johns Manville in Quebec, initially as a typist, then progressed through data processing, until upon her departure, she was running the department.
Myra, on her retirement in 1985, moved to Victoria to live with her sister, Madge Cassin. During their time together they traveled, went on many cruises and drove around BC and Alberta. Myra had also traveled through Europe while in the UK. Myra enjoyed and appreciated the many chats with her neighbours on Glenora.
Myra will be remembered for her kindness, assisting and caring for others, especially Madge, her colourful characteristic ways and shear determination to remain independent.
Myra is survived by her nieces Pat Cassin (Henry) and Jude Cassin-Day (John) and their children Sara (Brett) Stray and Shaun (Lee) Day and their families in Broadford, Australia, as well as many family members in the UK and Australia.
A special thanks to all the caring staff at St Charles Manor, where Myra last resided. A Celebration of Myra’s life will be planned in the future.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.