December 31, 1937 – December 30, 2020
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Elvin William Meyers,
on December 30, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and volunteer. His sunny smile, humour, positive disposition and wisdom was cherished by all. He was always smiling.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on December 31, 1937, a birthday shared with his twin sister, Elaine (deceased November 11, 2016). The family moved to Golden, BC almost immediately, and Elvin continued his education at UBC, aged sixteen, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts and Business Degree. He married Deanna Lorraine Maki (deceased June 10, 2008) on July 1, 1961 in Salmon Arm, BC, Deanna’s birthplace.
Elvin is survived by children Christopher and Whitney and many, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and nephews. He began his career with Hudson’s Bay Company, then London Life Insurance in Victoria, BC, and by 1965 he was working as a personnel manager with MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. at Sproat Lake, and remained with Macmillan Bloedel for 15 years, through seven transfers, the longest being in Juskatla and Nanaimo, BC.
Elvin went on to meet his new wife Sheilagh Diane Lang (deceased July 30, 2017) on a bowling excursion to Reno, Nevada after his divorce in 1982.
Elvin won a trip to Reno, Nevada whilst bowling in Nanaimo. Soon into the bus trip, Sheilagh and Elvin hit it off and were soon married on September 2, 1983 in Nanaimo, BC. They spent many years travelling and working together with Elvin as treasurer and Sheilagh as president of Bowl BC in New Westminster.
Elvin and Sheilagh travelled extensively supporting the bowling community and youth tournaments all across Canada. They participated with the Variety Club of BC and their telethon every year while living in New Westminster, BC for over thirty years. Both passed away in Surrey, and will be interred in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, (Sheilagh’s birthplace) at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Niche 4202, Level 2.
Elvin, an avid genealogist, and photographer, became treasurer of the BC Genealogical Society thanks to family tree research started by Aunt Juanita (of Missouri, USA) and Sheilagh’s support.
He was a member of Toastmasters whilst at UBC, and this facilitated his ability along with his intelligence and humour to astound us all with his memory and anecdotes. He contributed biographical/historical writings, available at the Golden, BC museum. He thoroughly enjoyed genealogy in his later years. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
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