Obituary of Sister Margaret Ross Myatt
Sister Margaret Myatt, CSJ (formerly Sister Gabrielle)
died peacefully at
on Thursday, August 1, 2019
in the 65th year of her religious life.
She is predeceased by her parents, Charles Myatt and Margaret Chapman
and her sister-in-law, Sandra.
Sister Margaret will be sadly missed by her brother Charles,
her niece Tricia Sidebottom, her nephew Joseph Myatt, and sisters in community.
Sister Margaret entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto on
September 8, 1953. Her hospital administration background included four years as Assistant Administrator of St. Michael’s Hospital,
In 1975, Sister Margaret was appointed Administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto and was responsible for the merger of St. Joseph’s Hospital and
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital into
She continued as Chief Executive Officer for
From 1990-1998, Sister Margaret served as CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Home in
Upon her retirement from the ministry of health care, Sister Margaret was elected as General Superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. She served the congregation for 12 years with vision and dedication. She initiated new ministries within the congregation, the most notable being Fontbonne Ministries, which has a focus on nurturing community through housing and outreach programs. Perhaps her greatest venture was the Women’s Religious Project, conceived in 1999 as a joint ministry of 29 congregations in the Archdiocese of Toronto brought together by Sister Margaret to mark the millennium.
This neighbourhood affordable housing project saw the building of 60 houses.
Later, Sister Margaret brought together women and men religious congregations in a ‘Joint Apostolic Ministry’ later known as Becoming Neighbours. This initiative has been instrumental in assisting refugees and newcomers to
Sister Margaret generously served on and chaired many boards and committees associated with denominational and provincial health care.
Sister Margaret was a woman of deep faith in God, love for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph and a visionary leader who responded to the needs of the
poor and disadvantaged.
May she rest in peace and may her good works follow her.
Visitation at Sisters of
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 2:30 – 4:30 P.M.
with a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 P.M.
Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 10:30 A.M.