Myrtle Bornander of St Augustine passed away peacefully on November 16, 2007, she was 82. Myrtle, an identical twin, was born in New Zealand. She moved permanently to the United States after marrying the love of her life, Paul, who was a Lt Commander in the Navy during WWII. They started their married life in her native New Zealand but lived in Jacksonville for 25 years before retiring to Welaka so they could live on the water, fish and enjoy their life together. They were able to spend 20 years enjoying that life
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Paul and by her grandson, “Young” Paul , her favorite fishing buddy. She is survived by her four daughters: Anne Harmon Hubert of Atlantic Beach, Patricia Reilly of St Augustine, Joyce Brandt Bill of Orangedale and Anita Normington Mark of Jacksonville. Other survivors include her sisters, Joy Stone Delmar of Ogden, Utah. Dorothy Gilbert and Maureen Isbell of New Zealand and six grandchildren eight great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews in New Zealand.
Myrtle became an American Citizen after moving permanently to the United States in the late 50’s. She never failed to voice her opinion through her right to vote. She worked for years at The Vogue Shop at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Jacksonville and met a variety of friends who stayed in touch with her over the course of many years. Everyone loved her charming accent and her friendly approach to everything. She was an avid fisherman for much of her life and loved her life on the River with her darling Paul. Her family was very important to her, but he was the center of her world. While she will be greatly missed, it is comforting to know they are together again.
For those who would like to honor Myrtle’s life, please send donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida or to the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers or other gifts.Print Obituary & Condolences