A lifelong resident of Morrisburg, Hugh Myers passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor, Winchester with his loving family by his side on Sunday, October 16, 2011. He was 83.
The only child of the late John Frederick and Amy (nee Banks) Myers, Hugh was born on February 20, 1928, in Morrisburg.
On September 15, 1956, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, he married Doris Ruth McIntosh who survives.
The couple made their home for many years at 27 High Street in Morrisburg, and Hugh worked in the Forestry Division of Hydro One for 35 years until his retirement.
A member of the Indian River Hunt Club, Hugh loved to fish and hunt.
At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served for five years. He then worked for two years on the boats in the Great Lakes.
In his spare time, Hugh umpired fastball and was a hockey referee, who travelled throughout the area.
Being an only child, Hugh spent a great deal of time in his younger years with the Jones’ family. In his later years, he enjoyed gardening and time spent with his grandchildren. He worked hard and provided for his family.
A quiet, shy man, he was a homebody at heart, and a down to earth person. His family was most important to him.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #48 and St. James Anglican Church.
Hugh is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Doris, and by his children Carol (Robert) Corry and David (Kathy), both of Morrisburg. He was cherished grandfather of Natalie and Kurtis Corry and Amy and Sarah Myers, all of Morrisburg.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg, on Tuesday, October 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Susan McCullough in the Parker Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday, October 19 at 11 a.m.
Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown.
Bearers were Doug Wilson, Bob Barclay, Grant McMillan, Bryan Dawley, Tom Dawley and grandson Kurtis Corry.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences and donations may be made at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com