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MURIEL IDA GAYNOR (published on June 17, 2010)



MURIEL IDA GAYNOR (nee HARCUS) May 15, 1925 June 15, 2010 If you really love me, let me go. These are some of Muriel's last words before she passed. She was a lady that wouldn't live unless she was active and having fun with friends around her. Her illness took her tiny body and abilities away. She fought hard to combat this illness and perhaps gain a few extra years, but when the realization came that this was not an option, she chose to go to heaven quickly. I wish I could just jump out of this bed and do all the things we used to, were some more of her last words. There is no doubt that she will be having a good time in heaven and waiting for time that we too will join her and do all the things we used to. Muriel grew up in Lockport with her parents, Harry and Grace, and seven sisters. She spoke of the many fun times in her happy hard working home and one of her first jobs was working at Skinner's after school. Muriel met Bernard, the love of her life, at a dance and for 65 years they danced together through life. December 1, 2010 would have been their 65th Wedding Anniversary. Muriel and Bernard gardened on Henderson Hwy. She operated a restaurant downtown named Muriel's , a store in Narol, and a Canteen with cousin Lucielle in East St. Paul. It was no wonder she was the best cook around. She also worked in retail for a time. At age 32, Muriel had her only child, Deborah, with whom she had a glorious closeness for 53 years. There were many outings and trips. She loved cooking, golfing, playing cards, and travelling with Ann, Mike, Bert, Vicky, Bill, and Florence. Muriel was also an active member of Corpus Christi church and loved to sing hymns. The latter part of her life was devoted to caring for her ailing husband Bernard. She cared for him until the time her illness prevented it. She was loved by many people, including the tenants in their apartment block. Particular thanks to Gwen Carroll, a friend and special angel , who helped Muriel and the family in so many ways. Special thanks to all the staff on E6 at St. Boniface General Hospital for their comfort and care. She was a fun loving person quoted by one of the nursing staff. In lieu of flowers, Muriel would like you to do a good deed for someone, no matter how small. Take out their garbage, offer them a piece of pie, or just hold their hand and give them a hug if that's what they need. It's God's way in showing kindness and helping each other. Muriel was predeceased by her parents and four sisters, Etta, Irene, Lillian, and Donalda. Muriel leaves to mourn her husband Bernard, daughter Deborah (Christiaan), three sisters, Lorraine, Millie, and Mabel, step-grandchildren Andria and Aaron, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be missed greatly by all the hearts she touched. Her last words to her husband were, We had a good life Bernard. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street. Reception will follow. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111


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