Agnes Meyers, 91, of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
She was born March 21, 1909 in Mather Township, Ont. to the late William and Maria Gibson. In her younger years, Agnes worked at the MacKenzie Hospital in Fort Frances for many years.
On April 9, 1931, she was united in marriage to Johannes Meyers. Following their marriage, Agnes and Johannes worked on the family farm for many years.
Agnes enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking for her family. She loved animals, especially birds. She also liked playing cards with her family and friends–her favourite game being 500.
Agnes was a lifetime member of the Women’s Institute for about 30 years. In 1947, Agnes and Johannes won the “Clean Farm” contest for the district.
She attended the Emo Knox United Church for many years. Whenever possible, she also enjoyed travelling to eastern Ontario and Alberta.
She was predeceased by her husband, Johannes Meyers on Nov. 13, 1972; two sons, George Meyers on Feb. 8, 1989 and Norman Meyers on Aug. 15, 1999; one daughter, Charlotte Slomke on Aug. 25, 1982; three brothers, Harold, Norman, and Wilfred Gibson; three sisters, Margaret, Mina, and Beatrice; and sister-in-law, Arlie Gibson.
Agnes is survived by her son, Robert Meyers (Beatrice) of Emo, Ont.; three stepchildren, Sandra, Brian, and Laura; and two daughters-in-law, Linda Meyers of Stoney Plains, Alta. and Denice Meyers of Devlin, Ont.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Emily (Steve), Darcy, Nona (Murray), Kim, Cheryl, Melvin, Joan, Tammy, Susan (Wayne), and Carla; 11 great-grandchildren, Veronica, Heather, Johanna, Michael, Joel, Christine, Sarah, Kyle, Douglas, Meranda, and Amanda; one brother, James Gibson of Atikokan, Ont.; two sisters, Marie Gibson of Emo, Ont. and Ethel Carruthers of Winnipeg, Man.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Emo Knox United Church in Emo. Rev. Frances Flook officiated, with interment in Emo Cemetery in Emo.
Pallbearers were Glen Cameron, Mel Clark, Rudy Meyers, Robert Gibson, Dwight Beker, and Gary Judson.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Box 186, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.