Myrtle Irene Hallman (nee Comer)

June 9, 1924 - July 13, 2021

Funeral Details:


Passed away peacefully at the Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill at the age of 97 years old.  Myrtle was born in the tiny village of Mount Albert to Pearl (nee Jordan) and Ivan Comer.  She was the eldest of 7 siblings, Glady and the late Ross, Kay, Verna, Evelyn, and Don.  Myrtle married Roger Philip Hallman on September 21, 1946.  They lived on a farm and raised 4 children.  Sadly, her beloved husband passed away suddenly on June 20, 1975.  Loving mother of Jane Hallman, Susan Kerswill (Stan), Shelly Pole, and the late Gail Sutton who passed away on January of 2020 (Frank deceased).  Cherished grandmother of Philip Sutton (Brenda), Jefferson Hietapakka, Lincoln Kerswill (Trish), Juliana Singh (Anil), Justin Kerswill, Jeremy Pole (deceased 2020), Melissa Pole, and great-grandmother of Sarah Vock (Quinton), Jackson Kerswill, Tyson Kerswill, Joelle Singh, Joshua Singh, and great-great-grandmother of Samantha Rose Volk, and Nicholas James Volk.

Mom loved to travel and spent many years wintering in Florida, Hawaii, and all over the world.  She worked for the Business and Professional Woman’s Club for a while and would present deserving students’ scholarships.  She also sold Avon and worked at a variety of retail shops over the years.  Recently Myrtle was living with her daughter Susan since April of 2020.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many.  Due to COVID restrictions, a private service at the graveside will take place with the immediate family and close friends.  Donations in memory of Myrtle may be made to the Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill.  Online memories and condolences may be made at

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12 Condolences
  • Scott Clubine
    Posted on: Friday, July 16, 2021 Reply

    Deepest condolences on Myrtle’s passing. She is fondly remembered by her friends at Hillside Church in Mount Albert. Praying for you all at this time of loss. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

  • Elgin M Cole
    Posted on: Sunday, July 18, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each at this time
    all our Love to all Elgin and Shirley Cole and Family

  • Marilyn Graham
    Posted on: Monday, July 19, 2021 Reply

    To Jane, Susan, Shelly and family; So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Remembering Aunt Myrtle ( Favourite Aunt) for her beauty, grace, and zest for life. She adored her family and spoke so lovingly about each of you. Her positive approach to life was infectious- being in her presence just made you feel good. A sweet memory comes to mind.. When I was little, I was invited to stay at the farm for a few days. Aunt Myrtle gathered Shelly and I into her beautiful convertible ( with the top down off course) She handed me a beautiful scarf and sunglasses for the trip. Off we went in style. When I looked over to my Aunt as she was driving- I thought “ Aunt Myrtle is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.” I will forever remember my Aunt Myrtle for her inner and outer beauty. Sending my love and sincere condolences to all who have had the pleasure of knowing my “ favourite Aunt” Myrtle.

  • Marjorie Boyd
    Posted on: Monday, July 19, 2021 Reply

    Your Mom’s grace and goodness spread to many. Be assured that loving thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and keep you in his care.
    “Her Journey’s Just Begun”

    Don’t think of her as gone away Think how she must be wishing
    Her journey’s just begun That we could know today
    Life holds so many facets How nothing but our sadness
    This earth is only one Can really pass away

    Just think of her as resting And think of her as living
    From the sorrows and the tears In the hearts of those she touched…
    In a place of warmth and comfort For nothing loved is ever lost
    Where there are no days and years And she was loved so much

    Sincerely Marjorie Boyd.

  • Cathi Regan
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Reply

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Susan. I hope you find some comfort from your loving memories of her. Thinking of you. Cathi

  • Linda Wagg ( Wright )
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of your mom and spending time at the farm.

  • Marjorie Boyd
    Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Reply

    …using my name and email address to post Davina Robinson condolence.

    Myrtle knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. We were friends from when we were little girls. We would often reminisce about our cherished Sunday night sing songs in the Mt. Albert Gospel Hall. Please know those who love and care for you will be holding you up in prayer; may your hearts be comforted. Sincerely Davina Robinson

  • Nancy Balcombe
    Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Reply

    I have such fond memories of your dear mother, we went for many drives around the country side, picnics, Christmas concerts, dinners and so many memories to cherish. We will all miss her. Thank you Susan and Stan for taking such good care of her in the last few years I know she appreciated all you did for her. A wonderful lady. My condolences.

    Nancy & John

  • Prisca Haule
    Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences to you Suzan, Justin and the whole family and Friends.
    May her soul rest in peace.
    Job 14: 1-2

  • Carol Pollard
    Posted on: Friday, July 23, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences to all you girls and your family. Aunt Myrtle was such a classy, warm hearted, loving, caring person. Her presence was always known, she stood out in the crowd.When I lived at the farm, I always thought wow…my aunt is just amazing! She will be forever loved.

  • Dave and Susan Winn
    Posted on: Sunday, July 25, 2021 Reply

    Sincere condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Reply

    To Sue & Stan please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mom.
    I enjoyed chatting with her and her reminiscing about earlier life. She was the sweetest grandma I ever met! I will miss her !
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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