December 21, 2019
Jerry Peter Meyer, 79, died after a long illness on December 21, 2019 with family by his side at the 100 Mile District General Hospital.
Jerry is survived by Sharon, his wife and partner of 44 years, his daughters Teri (Mick), Tammy (Harry), grandchildren Nickolas (Lucero), and Caleb, his great-grandchildren Anthoney and Leyum, and brothers Merv (Sandra), and Vic (Sue). He is predeceased by his beloved son Keith on November 21, 2018, his brother Dwaine, his mother Reta Isobel Meyer (nee McQuarrie) and father Alex, Grover Alexander Meyer.
Jerry was born on July 13, 1940 in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. The family moved to B.C. in 1947 and settled in Aldergrove. He had a long career with the province of British Columbia starting in 1963, with the Ministry of Highways, painting the Lions Gate and Second Narrows Bridge, and 25 years as a tow truck driver on the Port Mann Bridge. He moved to Vernon in 1990 and worked for the Ministry of Forests at the Kalamalka Seed Orchard and retired in March 1997. He and Sharon moved to 100 Mile House in Oct. 1998.
Jerry was a gentle, soft spoken caring man who would help others in a heartbeat. His family was his world. His creativity and adventure seeking lead to wonderful family moments that will be cherished forever
He was a stock car racer, car number 81, and a founding member of the Langley Speedway along with his brothers. He loved hunting, fishing, waterskiing, snowmobiling, playing hockey, the Canucks, and being creative with his hands.
Bye for now Jerry Meyer. We all miss you so much.
A celebration of life will be announced at a future date for late spring or early summer of 2020.
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