Arthur Albert Myers
May 6, 1929 – December 29, 2012
MYERS, Arthur Albert May 6, 1929 - Dec 29, 2012 With deep regret we announce the passing of Art Myers, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Born May 6, 1929 in Lumby,B.C. to Joseph and Helen Myers of Cherryville, the eldest of seven children. Dad grew up in the Richlands area of Cherryville, attending the one room school on Hammond Road. He started his working life at his uncles’ Raymond and Gus Uttke sawmill. He joined the B.C. Forest service in 1954 with help from his uncle, Alf Specht. He met Margaret Spankie in 1954, whom he married in 1955. During his 35 years of service in the forestry, he discovered an unnamed creek near Osoyoos which they named for him - Myers Creek. After taking an early retirement, Dad and Mom had a new venture in retail, running the Thrift Bakery in Vernon for a number of years. Dad and Mom finally had a honeymoon, traveling down to Casper, Wyoming which ignited a further interest in traveling. Dad was a quiet man. He loved gathering with family and sharing stories. He was an avid hunter and fisherman in early years, preferring gardening and wine making in later years. Art was preceded by his father, mother and brothers, Ben and Lawrence. He leaves to grieve, his wife of 57 years, Margaret; 5 children: Charolette (Bob) Hanaghan, Janet (Morris) Haugrud, Wanda (David) Coneybeare, A Dale (Laurie) Myers, and Julia (John) Rusceinski; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers: Joe, Ernie, Howard, Ronnie, and sister, Doreen Kolhman. The funeral service will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with viewing prior to the service. Reception to follow.
- Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013