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 Ave. 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 traveling 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 reveled 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.