Robert A. Meyer of Kitimat, BC passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, July 8, 2011 in his 73rd year, surrounded by his loving family and faithful companion, Lily. Bob was born in Welland, Ontario, where he lived until 1973 when he and his family moved to Kitimat, which became their home. In Welland, Bob worked at Provincial Gas Company and Welmet Industries. In Kitimat, he worked for 25 years at the Alcan Aluminum Smelter in casting services.
Bob is survived by his wife Sharon (Smith); son Richard (Jacqui); daughters Kim, (Wayne Hutson) and Janet; four granddaughters Stacey, Kayla, Abigail, and Leila, all residing in Kitimat; and his sisters-in-law Mary Meyer (Carl) of Welland, Bonnie Latondress (Robin) of Fort Erie, Ontario, and Sylvia Smith (Jerry) of Port Colborne, Ontario; as well as several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Mabel and Edward Meyer; brother Carl; brother-in-law Jerry Smith; mother-in-law Grace Smith; and father-in-law Edward Smith.
At Bob’s request, cremation has already taken place.
A celebration of Bob’s life was held Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Kitimat Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kitimat Humane Society would be appreciated.
Special thanks are extended to friends and family for their compassion at this difficult time: to Drs. Skully, Kay and staff for their help and support. It was Bob’s wish to remain in his home; this was made possible by our three special angels – Gloria, Elaine, and Barb, our home care workers. We are very grateful to you.