Muriel died surrounded by her children on January 3, 2022. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Hawryluk, her sisters and brother Anne, Stella, and Fred (Marlene) Hawryluk. She was also predeceased by her loving husband of almost 71 years, Earl Charlie Pierson, her oldest daughter, Theresa (Logan) Ragan, and three grandsons. She is survived by Brenda (Dave), Cheryl (Jim), Kevin, and Earl (Sandy). She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
She lovingly served her mother right up to her death, and then continued to serve her sister. She served faithfully in any capacity that she was asked in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, right up into her 80’s. From the day that Muriel and Charlie met they knew they were meant for each other. They did everything together and everything they did they did for their children and the church. Her life was all about family and service. She was a quiet person who was friends with whomever needed a friend.
She was the grandma who stopped what she was doing to get on the floor and play with her grandchildren. She was the mother and grandmother who spread the gospel message to her children and grandchildren by setting a good example. She was the mother who made every holiday special – inviting all who needed a meal and wanted to be part of her lovely family. She was the wife who organized parties, invited missionaries for pancakes, opened her home to the singles while she was the mother of the singles ward. She supported her husband on their mission. She was an elect lady.
Muriel was someone we could always rely on for a smile and a comforting word. She always had a gospel oriented answer for everything. She handled life’s trials with grace, confidence and a positive attitude. She was extremely talented. She was an excellent seamstress who made white tuxedoes for baby blessings, made suits and dresses for her children and grandchildren. She created beautiful crochet items, learned how to do Ukrainian embroidery and Ukrainian Easter eggs. She made many quilts both for family and charity. She was an excellent cook, who taught her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to make many delicious Ukrainian dishes. She was creative and a problem solver, and has made many people happy as she helped them through a life crisis. She has traits of a true follower of Christ, and endured well to the end.
Our Heavenly Father has a special place in his kingdom for you, and you will continue to be a light to others. We are so happy we had the privilege to have you in our lives for almost 93 years. We are so happy that you are back with the love of your life, your dear Charlie.
Until we meet again.
A graveside service will be held Friday, January 14 at 12:00 noon at Mountain View Cemetery for immediate family in person only. All are invited to join us via a live broadcast via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83782118531
in saying good bye to Muriel. You may also send Muriel a balloon message (Hugs from Home) or messages of condolence from the funeral home website www.piersons.ca.
Mountain View Memorial Gardens
1515 - 100 Street SE