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Bigelow, Myrna


1942 - 2023

Myrna Irene Bigelow, 81, of Charlton, Ontario, passed away on May 4th, 2023 in Teck Pioneer Residence, Kirkland Lake, ON.

Myrna was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario to Edward and Dorothy Sovereign on April 10th, 1942. She went to high school at Fort William Collegiate and Vocational Institute and Guelph CVI and graduated in 1960. She went on to earn a Teacher's Certificate from Hamilton Teacher's College and graduated in 1961. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts (Gen.) degree with a Major in Psychology and graduated from Laurentian University in 1985. Myrna worked as a teacher at various schools for 35 years. In her retirement, she enjoyed photography, scrapbooking and making flower arrangements. She received many awards for her pictures and flower arrangements at the local fall fair. She also enjoyed teaching Sunday School at the Good Shephard Church in Englehart for many years.

Myrna is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Bigelow of Charlton. Children, Kim MacDougall of Thunder Bay, Joyce Rodgers (Ron) of Charlton, Sindy Zagorc (Philip) of Sault Ste. Marie, Wanda Prestage (John) of Haileybury and Sandra Bigelow of Sudbury. Siblings, Bill (LaVern) Sovereign of Dryden, George Sovereign of Hamilton, Henry (Beverly) Sovereign of Thunder Bay, Ellen Teahan of Thunder Bay and Evelyn Scott (Bryan) of Thunder Bay. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Dorothy Sovereign.

In keeping with Myrna’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Teck Pioneer Residence staff for their wonderful care of Myrna throughout the years. She will be missed by her loving husband Ronald Bigelow and family.     

            2 Teach is 2 Touch a Life 4 Ever.


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My sincerest condolences, uncle Ron. May God grant you peace during this very difficult time.

Jody, May 9, 2023

Ron & Joyce

My condolences to you and your family.

Aline, May 10, 2023

Ron Bigelow

Myrna was a lovely, kind person. We know her family is going to miss her. Our sympathies. Ken and Rosemary Kurish

Rosemary Kurish , May 10, 2023

Ron Bigelow

Hello Ron, you have been an excellent husband to my mother, and gracious to her children. On the very rare occasion we visited, she was happier with you than I had seen her years. You made my mother smile, sometimes in amusement, but always with pleasure. I am always saddened that her stroke robbed you both of what should have been many more years of being fully together. Thank you for your unswavering faithfulness and love. About mom herself I shall say this: she was a good wife and mother in the fullest sense of scripture as long as she was able... And beyond. You cannot ask for anything more.
Hugs to you Mom, maybe I will get to sing and play for you again,
You loving child,
Julia-Kim Mac Dougall.

Julia-Kim Mac Dougall , May 11, 2023

Ron and Family

I was so sad to read of Myrna’s passing, she was such a lovely lady and neighbour. Although grade 3 was more than a couple of decades ago, I remember her class fondly and know she was a wonderful teacher.
Thinking of you Ron, Kim and Joyce

Kelly Brownlee, May 12, 2023

Ron and family

My condolences over your loss Ron she was a wonderful person and I enjoyed her little jobs she would have me do for her. Take care and offering up prayers for you all .

Elayne Rosko, May 13, 2023

Joyce and Ron.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sharon black, May 13, 2023

Ron Bigelow and all of Myrna's family

We are so sorry for the loss of Myrna. She was such a lovely person and we have fond memories of her at Good Shepherd Church and times spent at her home. Our sincere condolences to all of her loved ones.

Bob and Linda Glassford, May 19, 2023

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