Sandell, Myrna Ann

It is with deep sadness and much love that the family of Myrna Sandell announce her peaceful passing on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at the age of 90.

She is now in the arms of her beloved husband of 63 years, Ed (2017).  Myrna was the loving mother of Mark (Lori) and Jeremy (Pippa) and proud Nana of Owen, Sam (Emily) and Jake.

Born on Prince Edward Island on August 18, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Pauline (nee Mill) Garnhum.  Although Myrna moved from the Island to Toronto in 1940, she remained close to her Islander family throughout their lives.

In 1951, Myrna met Ed while working at a Toronto FW Woolworth store, and so their adventure began.  As an only child, Myrna embraced Ed’s fun-loving Collingwood family, having many fond memories of their time at the cottage and farm.  They were married on June 19, 1954 and as Ed’s career progressed with Woolworth’s, they lived in Toronto, Windsor, Vancouver, Richmond Hill and Montreal, before settling in Mississauga in the late 1960s.  Never one to slow down, Myrna returned to school in the 1970s, graduating from Sheridan College’s Business Program with a scholarship for academic excellence.

Myrna will be remembered for her love of the finer things in life, including vacations with close friends, dinner parties and cocktail hour with friends and family.  She was an avid bridge player and creator of beautiful knitted designs.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the team at the PeopleCare Community in Meaford for their care and compassion.  ‘GSTQ’.

At Myrna’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  A celebration of Myrna’s life will take place at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, Ontario, N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Celebration of Myrna's Life at a later date.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Bonnie Meesters
    Saturday, January 27, 2024

    She was a great and loving sister in law. I met her when I was 15. Have many great memories of my time with her. Rest in peace. Bonnie

  2. Paul and Wendy Andrews
    Sunday, January 28, 2024

    Myrna will be lovingly remembered by Paul and Wendy Andrews. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out and enjoyed chatting about the early years with the Andrews family while enjoying a cocktail or two. She will be missed by everyone who came to know her and to love her. I’m sure Ed was waiting with open arms.

  3. Jackie
    Monday, January 29, 2024

    Sorry to hear of your loss
    I worked at Woolworth as a teen a remember. Mr & Mrs SANDELL
    Mr SANDELL hired me & my mom when he was the store manager. Lovely couple

  4. Cyndy Tyndall ( nee Sandell) and family
    Tuesday, January 30, 2024

    Aunt Myrna was a woman of poise and grace. Thinking of my cousins and your families; and all the memories of family gatherings of years gone by. Aunt Myrna and Uncle Ed were a couple blessed with so many years together and two amazing sons. Grateful for all the years of celebrations we had together. Keeping you all in my thoughts and heart. xoxo

  5. Beth Gregg
    Monday, February 12, 2024

    Mark and Jeremy,

    I am very sad to learn of the passing of your Mom. My deepest sympathies to both of you and your families. She was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of her and your Dad & of course their funny little schnauzer, Rowdy. I still have my bag of wool from when she taught me how to knit. Her sweaters were amazing!

    It’s not easy to lose a parent and I hope that your many memories of Myrna will provide you comfort in this difficult time. May she rest in peace with Ed.

    Beth Gregg


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