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February 10, 1952 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gary Meyer of Red Deer County announce his passing into his eternal home on Sunday, December 24, 2023 in Calgary, AB at the age of 71 years.
Gary is survived by his loving wife Myna; his daughter Melanie and her husband Mathew Foley and his son Darcy and his wife Leanne Meyer; his five grandchildren, Tristyn Foley and girlfriend Alexis, Gage Foley and fiancé Kylie, Haivyn Foley, Carmen Meyer and Taryn Meyer; as well as his siblings Margaret (John) Bos, Ben (Joyce) Meyer, Tony (Agnes) Meyer, Marian Meyer, Bev (John) TerSteege and Brenda Meyer along with many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents Hendrick and Sophia and his young son Durwyl Jay.
Gary was born in Eckville, Alberta and lived his entire life in Central Alberta. He attended schools at Riverglen (Red Deer), Bentley and Lacombe Composite. In 1970 he married his high school sweetheart. For the past 20+ years Gary enjoyed working in the aggregate industry although he never lost his love of farming and rural life. When he wasn't working he liked to watch hockey or to be in the garden and in recent years he began to take an interest in older cars and took time to go to car shows throughout the area. Gary was kind and compassionate, quick to smile and had a twinkle in his eye that made everyone around him smile too. His greatest passion was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was their loudest cheerleader and greatest supporter at soccer, volleyball, basketball, football, rugby and lacrosse games, gymnastics, concerts, plays and graduations. He was happiest when travelling with his family and was looking forward to two more Florida graduation trips. Gary's greatest legacy was his quiet, deep faith and his unwavering love for Jesus, people and the church. He prayed daily for family and friends, mentioning each one by name, and strongly believed in faithful church attendance as well as being involved in and supporting the church. His faith was expressed in his quiet, gentle manner and his unconditional acceptance and love of people.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Foothills Medical Centre neurological unit staff; Dr. M Hill, Dr. A Ganesh, and nurses Renae, Brad and Marina for their compassionate care and support.
A Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 6:00-9:00p.m. at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel (6120 Hwy 2A, Lacombe).
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 2:00p.m. at Crossroads Church, Red Deer.