It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and true friend after a brief battle with viral pneumonia. Myrt was surrounded by friends and family when she passed on Friday April 7, 2006 at Chilliwack General Hospital.
Born in the Cariboo town of Barkerville, BC, she met her soul mate Bob Bessett and they followed the construction industry around the province before settling in Chilliwack, raising Brad & Suzie and building Chilliwack Gravel Sales into the successful business it remains today.
Predeceased by husband and best friend Bob and their daughter Suzie, Myrt enjoyed spending her time with son Brad (Kris) and grandchildren Ryan, Taylor, Lizzie, Cameron and Bailey.
Myrt enjoyed her days helping Brad run the family business as well as her visits, gaming excursions, dinners and Chilliwack Chiefs hockey games with family & friends.
Always the consummate hostess, Myrt will be fondly remembered as the family glue through good times and life’s many challenges. We could always count on Myrt to provide the time and place for friend & family get togethers and to lift our spirits with plentiful food, drink and oh so many desserts and sweets.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Richmond and the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the Chilliwack General Hospital for their patience, kindness and understanding throughout Myrt’s brief stay. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Gordon Enns for his compassion and caring manner.
At Myrt’s request there will be a private memorial for family members and friends at 8741 Sunrise Drive on Saturday April 15, 2006 from 12 noon until 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Intensive Care Unit at the Chilliwack General Hospital.