Myra Electa Oldford (nee Matthews)

June 5, 1922 to October 27, 2018


Passed peacefully away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by her loving family, Myra E. Oldford in her 97th year. Predeceased by her dear husband, Hubert (1980); her parents Pierce and Gladys Matthews; her sisters Belinda Greening (Horace), Evelyn Greening (Hubert), Agnes Wiseman (Chesley), and Ethel Moss (George); and her in-laws Lloyd Hickman, Frank Oldford (Sophie), Elias Oldford (Lizzie), Violet Lethbridge (Lester), and Clarice Smart (Leslie). Left to celebrate her long and active life with wonderful memories are her sons Doug (Geri Cashin) and Brian (Rhona); grandchildren Danica Oldford, Krista Bussey (Keith), Christopher and Matthew Oldford (Krystal Ryan).; step-grandchildren Megan Cashin (Kevin Hawkswell) and Brendan Cashin (Laura); great-grandchildren Madeline Barnes, Olivia and Sam Bussey, and Vaida Oldford; step-great-grandchildren Frances, Nelle and Jude Hawkswell, and Adam and Leah Cashin. Also left to mourn are her loving sister Pearl Hickman, numerous nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends. Myra was a petite, smart, classy and fashion-conscious lady who over many years was an avid shopper, especially at the Village Mall, and who was well-known to every bus and taxi driver operating in Cowan Heights. Sincere appreciation is extended to the staff of Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre where Myra happily resided for the past 6 years. The family is also grateful to the nurses and doctors on 4NorthB at the Health Sciences Centre for the professional care which they provided to Myra during her final days. Myra is resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Freshwater Road. Visitation will be from 2 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm on Tuesday, October 30th. Funeral service will be held in Carnell’s Memorial Chapel at 11am on Wednesday, October 31st, with internment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Myra’s memory may be made to either the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.



2-4 p.m. on October 30, 2018

7-9 p.m. on October 30, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday October 31st

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery


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Doug, Geri and families:
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Oldford’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all.

Brian, Rhona & Family:
Our Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your Mom.

To the Oldford Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of Mrs. Oldford. I will miss her deeply. She was such a kind and caring person. We had lots of wonderful talks about her and her family. Family meant everything to her. Heaven has gained another angel. Fly high, Mrs. Oldford. ❤️❤️

Doug, Brian and families.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Aunt Myra will live on in all our memories.

Brian, Rhona and extended families,
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs Oldfords passing. Sending our condolences and sympathy at this sad time.

Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.

Marilyn (cousin) and Noel Flynn
(Roland Greening’s daughter)

Doug, Brian & families; Our deepest sympathies go out to you during your time of lost. Please hold on to the precious memories you have enjoyed with your mother. Memories that death can never destroy. Please be assured you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Bob and Fannie Oldford

Doug, Brian, & families; our sincere condolences on Aunt Myra’s passing. We have many fond memories, we will always remember Aunt Myra’s hearty chuckle and her positive outlook on life’s challenges.
Unfortunately we cannot be there but our thoughts are with you at the difficult time.
Bruce & Marilyn Oldford

Doug and family sorry to here about your mom my prayers are with you at this time

sending our deepest condolences at this sad time. our thoughts and prayers are with you all. verna and bill dampier

Brian & Matt please accept my deepest condolences at this very difficult time remember the good times hugs to everyone