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Myrtle Ashwin

d. May 30, 2021

ASHWIN, Myrtle Evelyn (née Foss) - Peacefully in her sleep on May 30, 2021, in Victoria, BC. 

Beloved wife of the late Dr. James Ashwin, loving mother of Robert (Jenifer Chilcott) and adored grandmother of James Daniel.  Predeceased by her parents Ezra and Freida Foss (née Maves), and siblings Victor Foss (late Elsie), Margaret Barrie (late Bill and the late Bert McGregor), Willard Foss (late Phyllis), George Foss (Betty) & Phyllis Blok (late Bert). Survived by many nieces and nephews.   She is remembered fondly by many dear friends from her church and social activities.

Myrtle was born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario.  She lived in Toronto, Saskatoon, Albany and Miami, before settling with Jim in Ottawa in 1967.  She retired to Victoria in 2017 to be nearer to her son and his family.

A graveside service and interment will be held at the Cobden Union Cemetery on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines, please contact the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 613-732-3637 if you wish to attend the service.

Arrangements entrusted to McCall Gardens (Victoria, BC) & Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home (Pembroke, ON).  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Victoria Hospice or the Ottawa Heart Institute. Donations & condolences may be offered to the family at or

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Graveside Service

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

If you wish to attend the service, please call 613-732-3637 to make arrangements.

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