January 5, 1931 – November 13, 2010
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 born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 5th 1931. At high school in Brandon Manitoba, 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.
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.
After retiring Earl and Eva traveled extensively and spent many fine winters in Mesa, Arizona. Earl loved to play senior ball in both Arizona and Calgary playing his final game in September of this year. 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.
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 predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Ida Meyers and son-in-law Jack Ward.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Earl, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences