Marguerite D. Myers

August 10, 1956March 11, 2023
Obituary of Marguerite D. Myers
Marguerite Denise Myers (née Leroux) died on March 11, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. Beloved wife of Peter. Loving mother of Dylan (Lanie), Brianna, and Justin. Cherished mémère of Aviendha and Lennon. Daughter of her late parents Rose and Urgel Leroux. Sister of Fernand (Lucille), Roger, Jeannine, Claude, Claudette (Martin), Gilbert (Jocelyne), Edmond (Jill), Guy, Bertrand, Diane (Greg), Normand, Murielle (Don), Juliette (Eric), Joanne (Don), and Ronald (Sheri). (Marguerite was predeceased by Fernand, Roger, Claude, and Guy.) Sister-in-law to Cathy and Walter. And Auntie to dozens of nephews, nieces, and their children. Marguerite was born on August 10, 1956 in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada. She was the twelfth of sixteen children. Her family lived on a farm, where her father converted an old school house into a home without indoor plumbing. Marguerite’s favorite “job” on the farm was to tame feral kittens. In 1967, the family moved to the more temperate climate of Kelowna, British Columbia. Marguerite graduated from Rutland Senior Secondary School in 1974 - received luggage as a gift from her parents - and moved back to Alberta. She became a beautician and a bartender for a brief period, but Marguerite soon realized her calling was nursing (Her mother had told her when she was young that she would become a nurse). Marguerite returned to Kelowna, where she attended and graduated with honors from Okanagan College as a Registered Nurse. After two years of hospital nursing in British Columbia, Marguerite packed up that luggage again and “temporarily” moved to San Antonio in 1988 as a traveling nurse. At the end of her short contract - while working at Metropolitan Downtown Hospital - she met Peter Myers at the Brooklyn Street Bar. They dated for less than a month before she was called back to her homeland. Soon after Marguerite decided to return to Texas, and she married Peter before the summer of 1989 ended. Marguerite gave birth to three beautiful children - Dylan in 1990, Brianna in 1991, and Justin in 1993. There was much joy and love in the Myers household despite Marguerite being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. Marguerite faced major surgery and numerous sessions of chemotherapy. She more than survived but lived each day to its fullest surrounded by loving family and friends. Marguerite loved people… almost as much as cats. For over twenty years, Marguerite and Peter opened their home to foreign exchange students from around the world. Their house was ground zero for love and laughter. Marguerite would battle breast cancer again in 2008, where she again survived surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. She knew that each day was a gift. Those who knew Marguerite shared that gift with her. In her last years, Marguerite’s greatest joy was becoming a grandmother. She became mémère to her precious grandchildren, Aviendha and Lennon. In 2020, Marguerite was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Although she knew her time was limited, she continued to be the most wonderful person to friends and strangers alike, and of course to her beloved cats - Lucy, Chloe, Zoe, and Desi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Defense League of Texas, the San Antonio Food Bank, and/or the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio. Marguerite’s memorial service will occur at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio on Saturday, March 25th at 3:00 pm. In honor of Marguerite, if you are willing and able to, please wear a feline article of clothing to the service. A reception will immediately follow the memorial.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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