Myrna Capiau

Myrna Lynn (Stewardson) Capiau, a resident of Dover Centre passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Hospice on Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the age of 67.  Born January 22, 1951 in Chatham, daughter of the late Herbert and Lois (Clark) Stewardson and daughter in law of the late Ivan and Mary (Vynckier) Capiau. Survived by her husband Wayne, son Brett and his wife Erica and daughter Ashlie.  Dear sister to the late Mary Leona and her husband James Sayers; Clark and his wife Nancy Stewardson; sister in law to Lorrie Ann and her husband Leo Brown.  She is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  Myrna worked for the Chatham Police Department for 9 years and Union Gas for 20 years.  Myrna had a passion for volunteering in the community Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society, Food Bank, Church luncheons.  Cremation has taken place.  The Capiau family would like to extend their sincere thanks to family and friends, Chatham-Kent Hospice staff and volunteers, Dr Burgess, Diane Maguire, and the Windsor Cancer Clinic.  Friends and family will be received at St Paul’s Congregational Church 450 Park Ave W Chatham on Saturday August 11, 2018.  Visitation from 12pm to 2pm and the funeral following at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

49 Comments on “Myrna Capiau”

  1. Cancer can be cruel,Myrna you are free to listen and love the music of the birds.Lance will welcome you with open arms. Peace be with you always, Love you Leo and Lorrie Brown.

  2. My deepest sympathy to you Wayne, Ashlie, Brett & Erica, Clark, Nancy & family. Myrna was such a wonderful kind & caring person whom you will miss greatly.
    Marie Morrison

  3. Myrna was a very quiet and soft spoken person but so likeable. She will be sorely missed. I’m so sorry for her family’s loss.

  4. Myrna was a beautiful person, inside and out. A gentle soul who would put others first, always.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love, sara and family

  5. My sincere condolences to your family. I worked with Myrna at the CKPS. She was the sweetest lady, gentle, kind and caring. Heaven has a beautiful angel. ❤️

  6. My sincere condolences to you and your Family Wayne. Myrna was a special lady and will be missed.

  7. I am so sorry to hear that Myrna passed away. I worked with her at Chatham-Kent Police and she was a wonderful lady and extremely sweet. My sincere condolences to her family.

  8. Wayne, Ashlie, Brett and Erica, I can echo so many of the things said about Myrna. She fought courageously and with great hope. May that same courage and hope comfort you as you go on without her near presence for a season.

    She truly is missed already.

    P. Marg

  9. Very sorry to hear of Myrna’s passing. She was always friendly and smiling, a great person.

  10. Dear Wayne, Ashlie, Brett and Erica: We have so many blessed memories of Myrna, from teenage years through to senior days. What a blessing to have known her and enjoyed wonderful Christian fellowship with her. She had a deep love for the Lord and His people. We pray for you in your loss.
    Love, Colin and Janice Paterson

  11. Lorrie, Leo and family

    Our deepest sympathy! We are very sorry to read of your loss. It has been a rough couple of years for your families with cancer.
    May God give you the strength to carry you through days ahead.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time

  12. Dear Wayne, Brett, Erica & Ashlie,
    Our deepest condolences. We were very blessed to have known Myrna and the blessing she was to our family. We give thanks for the wonderful gift she was to our daughter, Erica.
    Praying for God’s comfort.
    Love, Pat, Yvonne & Morrisa Lychak

  13. Wayne, Brett and Erica, and Ashlie. Our prayers are with you at this tight time. Myrna was a special friend who will be missed by many

  14. Myrna – a once in a lifetime kind of lady and a beautiful and lovely friend and co-worker at Union Gas. Her generous kind-heartedness with everyone she met made Myrna a role model for us all, for she truly made the world a better place. I thank God for her gift of friendship and for touching so many lives in ways she will never know. Our condolences, prayers and support are with you Wayne, Brett & Erica and Ashlie and the rest of the family. For all her suffering She will be blessed in heaven. Love Don and Dorothy

  15. Dear Wayne, Brent and Ashlee,
    We are so sorry to hear of Myrna’s passing. She was a kind, loving person. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

    David and Ruth Anne Frain

  16. Our deepest love, sympathy and especially prayers to all of you. Myrna was a quiet,sweet and caring person who cared for others and lived her Lord. May you draw strength from your faith. God bless you all!!!

  17. We first met at the time of Chuck and Brenda’s wedding. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you Wayne, Brett & Erica, and Ashlie at this time. Our condolences, Nancy (Guyitt) and Jim Cameron

  18. Myra sure was a very special lady. You couldn’t help but admire and like this quiet and friendly personality. She showed her love of God with her joyful peace and calming nature. My Sympathies to the family.

  19. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Sending our sincere condolences to Wayne and family.
    Diane & Bob Devolder

  20. Brett and Erica, and family please accept our most sincere condolences with the passing of your mom. Please know that we are holding you up in our prayers and thoughts. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Joe and Dorothy Van’t Hof.

  21. Very sorry to hear of Myrna’s passing. The girls will miss seeing Myrna walking around the Bay. What a genuinely kind, caring woman. Your presence will be missed.
    Mike and Sarah Austin
    Sophie and Madeline Austin

  22. So sorry to read of Myrna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wayne and family. Myrna was such a kind and quiet soul and she will be missed.
    Pat and Bill Sault

  23. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Wayne. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Yvette & Stan Stawarz

  24. I went to Ursuline Business College with Myrna – class of 1968-69…known that gal for a long time…went to different jobs after graduating and years later she came to work at Union Gas and met up with her there…she always had time to talk to a friend and had a great personality …I will genuinely miss her and her great smile…my sympathies to the family…

  25. Myrna was “Bubbles” to me. I met Bubbles when I was five years old at Victoria Ave United Church at Beavers. Since Myrna was my Aunt Brenda’s best friend I have met her several times in the last forty years. I will always remember her. She was definitely the best Bubbles a five-year-old could have. My sympathy to the family.

  26. Wayne,

    Sorry to learn of Myrna’s passing.
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  27. I am very saddened to learn of Myrna’s passing. She was a kind, thoughtful, caring girl and woman … always positive….never having a harsh word for anyone. Our sympathy and hugs to Wayne, Brett, Erica, Ashlie, the extended family, Brenda and all of Myrna’s loved ones. Prayers for all in this great change in your lives, and thanks to God for the wonderful gift – of Myrna.

  28. It is with great sorrow that we heard that Myrna has passed. Myrna was a lovely and caring lady who gave her all. Our condolences to Wayne, Brett and Ashlie and their families

  29. Wayne and family,
    We are greatly saddened to hear of Myrna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the wonderful memories you have stored away over your years together help you through this difficult time.

  30. Wayne,Brett Ashlie and family .We are so sorry for your loss.Myrna was a wònderful lady so kind and caring, and always a pleasure to meet and visit with. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all, she will leave you with heavy hearts but many wonderful memories .A life well lived but ended too soon

  31. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow and sadness. May you find comfort through your many wonderful memories and may you find strength and hope in your faith in Jesus.

  32. Dear Wayne & Family, I am so shocked and very saddened to hear of Myrna’s passing. Several times she had crossed my mind & I wondered if I had just missed seeing her at the Glasshouse these past few months and had hoped we’d be chatting about gardening and all the other subjects that fell into place when we did get together for business and pleasure conversation!
    Myrna was a beautiful, kind hearted lady with a passion for plants I do know. I am so very sorry for your loss she will be missed by many as I can only imagine. Sincere thoughts and prayers to the family deepest sympathy Wendy Trahan.

  33. Dear Wayne, Brett and Ashley and families
    When I think of Myrna I think of gentleness and kindness. Her spirit uplifted me when we lost Dad … we met in the grocery store in Chatham and although I can not remember what we specifically shared I walked away from the conversation feeling more joy filled and peace filled

    I witnessed Jesus through Myrna and I am truly blessed to have connected with her that day.

    Know that she is home … she has fought the good fight
    God Bless you all in the days weeks months ahead
    Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
    Deborah and Perry Furlan

  34. To Wayne, Brett & Erica, Ashlie, Clark & Nancy, Jim and extended family. We are so sorry for your loss. Myrna was one of a kind and she was loved by all. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. Dear Wayne, Brett, Erica and Ashlie
    Myrna and I were more than just Best Friends, we were Sisters. In the amount of time we had spent together we had pretty well shared every special occasion and sometimes not so special occasion in one way or another, with or without our families. That time was roughly 60 years which began at Victoria Avenue United Church with Janet (Dunn) Wake as our Junior Choir Leader. A couple of days before Myrna went into the Hospice I received a Hospice pamphlet in the mail.
    It said: “What makes a Hero? A hero is selfless, a genuinely good person who causes positive change through their actions.” and I immediately thought that’s Myrna. It was easier for her to give than to receive and through these actions she did her best to be a good servant of the Lord.
    Myrna is truly my Hero and I am thankful for the time God gave us together. I already miss my Best Friend but I know we will meet again some day. Love Brenda

  36. Wayne, Brett, and Ashlie
    We are soooo very sorry to hear of the passing of Myrna..What a beautiful person she was. She will be missed by you and your family, and by anyone that had the privilege of knowing her. God opened his arms, and called her home, where there will be no more suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda and Bruce Betteridge

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