Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dad’s Obituary.

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Earl Herbert Meyers

On Saturday, November 13th 2010, Earl Herbert Meyers passed away peacefully, at his residence in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79 years.

Earl was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Ida Meyers and son-in-law Jack Ward. He is survived by his wife Eva, his brother Jack and sister Fay as well as son Terry (Teri) Meyers, and daughters, Heather (Jeremy) Miles, Laurie Ward, and Jackie (Miles) Nixon. Earl is also survived by six grandchildren and two great grand children.

Earl was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 5th 1931. Three year old Earl and his family moved to Holbeim, Saskatchewan. The family had purchased a small farm where they lived out the depression years. They moved to Brandon during Earl’s teenage years. At high school he played basketball, baseball and joined the air cadets where he earned his pilot’s license through a flying scholarship. Earl married Eva McLaren in 1952. Eva and Earl built a home in Brandon, Manitoba where son Terry and daughters Heather and Laurie were born.

Earl started his career in the farm implement business with International Harvester in sales at Brandon, and then moved as sales representative stationed in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. In 1962 Earl purchased shares at Boundary Motors IH dealership in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He continued as owner/salesman until his retirement in 1983. During these years Earl’s third daughter Jackie was born.

After retiring Earl and Eva traveled extensively and spent many fine winters in Mesa, Arizona. In his retirement, Earl loved to play senior ball in both Arizona and Calgary playing his final game in September of this year. Earl and Eva enjoyed square dancing for over 20 years. They moved to Calgary in 1990 to be closer their family. Earl loved being with his family and was always organizing events for the grandchildren. He made every outing an adventure with lots of excitement and chocolate.

Earl left a huge footprint on this earth and he will always be remembered for his great sense of humour and his inner child, which was always front and centre.

Services for Earl will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 10:30 AM at the Chapel of the Bells, located at 2720 Centre Street North. Calgary, Alberta.

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