Arlene passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London in her 85th year. She was predeceased by her loving husband Jim Myall (2011) and granddaughter Andrea (2006). Cherished mother of Dave (Karen); Barry (Julie), and Doug (Linda). Proud grandma of Gwen (Mark); Genevieve (Eli); Rebecca (Nick), and Evelyn. Adored great-grandma of Patrick, Adaline, and Alice. Dearly loved second mom of Dan Cameron, and Nick Mechalko. Arlene will be greatly missed by her sister Marion (Allen 2022) Spraggett, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Grace Martin, and sister Joan Martin.
Born in Collingwood, Ontario, Arlene graduated from the Owen Sound General and Marine School of Nursing in 1959. She married the love of her life James Myall in 1960 and they settled on a farm outside of Arva to raise their 3 sons. Arlene was an avid photographer; loved travelling, gardening cooking. In good weather Arlene could be found in her gazebo with the daily puzzles, sipping tea and visiting with family and friends. Her contagious laugh will be missed and remembered fondly by everyone.
Arlene’s family would like to thank Dr. Ernst and his team at the London Region Cancer Centre; the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.
Cremation has taken place and Arlene will be laid to rest at Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.
Memorial donations can be made to the LHSF – Regional Cancer Centre or St. Joseph’s Hospice, London in Arlene’s memory.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance” Eccl 3:1-4