Myrtle Helen TOLIVER

Myrtle Helen TOLIVER


Mrs. Myrtle Helen Toliver of Rumsey, beloved wife of Paul Toliver, passed away peacefully on May 29th, 2013 at the age of 90 years.

Mom was born at Leedale, Alberta on August 9th, 1922 to Ralph and Sarah Jacobs. In Myrtle’s early years, the family moved from place to place as her Dad sought work. In World War 2 Myrtle worked in Edmonton to aid the war effort. In 1949 she married Paul Toliver and lived in Leduc until Dad injured his right eye. After Dad recovered, they moved to our family farm in 1951, which they purchased from Myrtle’s father. They soon started a family. Tom was born in 1953, Dale in 1954, and Howard in 1959. Mom lived there for the rest of her life, raising kids, gardening and helping on the farm. She enjoyed spending time with her friend Peggy, knitting and taking many trips. Myrtle loved to holiday. She took the steam train from Stettler with her sisters and sisters-in-law as well as various trips to the mountains, trips with Paul to the States, she even went to the coast with her son Dale, salmon fishing.

Myrtle had a very fulfilling life, full of happiness, she was a loving wife to Paul, a wonderful mother to Tom, Dale, and Howard, and a wonderful grandmother to all her grandchildren. Myrtle will be sadly missed by her loving family.

Myrtle is survived by her two sons, Tom (Darla), Howard, four grandchildren, Angela, Tyler, Brandy, Dustin, five great grandchildren, Sheldon, Chole, Zannder, Emily, and Sophia. Myrtle is also survived by her only remaining sibling, sister, Doris, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Myrtle was predeceased by her loving husband, Paul, her parents, Ralph and Sarah Jacobs, her son, Dale, sisters, Irma, Melva, brothers, Verl, Melvin, Frank, and Larry.

Funeral Services for Myrtle Helen Toliver, will be held Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Rumsey Community Hall. Interment to follow in the Rumsey Cemetery.


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