FAMILY: son-Bobby.daughter-Shirley, son-Bobby, son Donald and FRONT Myrtle

Myrtle Blackstock passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at the Whitewood Community Health Centre. She was 96 years of age.
Myrtle was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in Whitewood, SK, to Harry and Laura Garland. She married Wesley James Blackstock in Kennedy on March 24, 1948. The first two years of marriage, they worked for Mark Kay near Langbank. In 1950, they bought a farm in the RM of Silverwood. While there, they raised five children, Elva, Donald, Bob, Shirley and Doug, and welcomed in several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They sold their farm in 1985 and moved into a new house in Whitewood, where they spent the rest of their years.
Mom and Dad both loved to curl and play bingo. We spent a lot of time as a family in the rink. Mom was a very active member of the United Church and the Whitewood branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Mom’s favourite thing to do was spend time with family. Her siblings and Dad’s were a very close-knit family. We enjoyed spending time with our cousins and Christmases at Grandma Garland’s.
Myrtle was predeceased by her loving husband, Wesley Blackstock; her daughter, Elva Hemsing; father and mother Harry and Laura Garland; siblings Elsie (John) Dayman, Laura (Clarence) Blackstock; and Bill (Kay) Garland; in-laws Hugh and Essie Blackstock; Melvin (Della) Blackstock; Gerald Blackstock; Mabel (Frank) Wilton; Grace (Hugh) Goudy; and Irene Blackstock. She is survived by her children, Donald (Karen) Blackstock, Sophie; Bob (Elly) Blackstock; Shirley (Glen) Kodman, Heather and Mike, Parker and Emma, Hallam, Neil Kodman (Heather), Jennifer (Bryce), Claire and Brynn Dutka; Doug Blackstock, Courtney, Lenora (Dave) Griemann, Madison and Cassidy, Mike (Candace) Hoggarth, Nikolas and Shayna; and several nieces and nephews.
Myrtle’s funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at the Whitewood United Church, Whitewood, SK, with the Rev. Barbara Wilkens officiating. Pianist Bonnie Velestuk led the congregation in the hymns, “In the Garden”, “How Great Thou Art”, and “Amazing Grace”. Interment took place in the Whitewood Cemetery with Neil Kodman, Mike Hallam, Bryce Dutka, Clayton Blackstock, Kevin Francis and Elwood Dayman acting as pallbearers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Whitewood and Melville.

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