Myrtle Alice Pada-Agar

Pada-Agar

Myrtle Alice (Murray) Pada-Agar was born to John and Alice Pada, on April 10, 1932, in Calgary, Alberta; left this world on Monday, October 4, 2004.Myrlte was predeceased by her first husband, Vic, in 1982, her brother Nils, mother Alice and father John and granddaughters Shannon and Kristen. She is survived by her loving second husband, John Agar; six children, Brent (Arnelda), Brenda (Frank), Lynne, Rayna (Cecil), Carla (Larry) and Tricia; nine grandchi.dren; four great grandchildren; brother, Lars (Gloria) Pada and family; sister-in-law Marion and family; and step sons, Tim (Samantha) and Kelly. Myrtle lived in Calgary until the age of 12, when the family moved to the Grindrod area. She continued her education in Enderby until 1949. On her way back to Calgary for a secretarial course, she stopped in Field where she met Vic.They were married on June 30, 1950, lived in Field raising their six children until 1976, when they moved to Salmon Arm. In 1992 she married John Agar. John and mom loved music and dancing, to travel, and play cards; all of which they did with gusto. Mom was always on a quest for knowledge. She excelled at knitting, sewing, many of the arts and crafts, and her first love was copper tooling, at which she became quite the artist. Mom was always up for a new experience: learning to square dance, curl and, when she was in her forties, to ski. She supervised a kindergarten class so Tricia would have that experience and took on a Brownie group for the same reason. Her family came first and foremost in her life, but she taught each of us to be strong and independent in our own right. “You can do anything you set your mind to”.Mom had a number of careers over the years, all of which she did well.The family of Myrtle Agar would like to thank all who helped in her care; we don’t know all of your names, but we want you to know how deeply we appreciated everything you did for her. Always loved and dearly missed, we are sincerely grateful you are now at peace, Mom. A Memorial Celebration of life was held at the Glenden Hall on Friday, October 8th. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Myrtle may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were in the care of Bower’s Funeral Service and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. Condolences may be sent to sympathy@bowersfuneralservice.com