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Dolores (Dode) Meyers, 86

It is with great sadness that the family of Dolores (Dode) Meyers announces her passing on May 14, 2016 at the Rainy River Long Term Care Centre.
Dode was born on March 13, 1930 in Bergland, Ontario to Henry and Nora Nordin. She lived and attended elementary school there. When it was time to attend high school she lived with the Vic Croxford family as there were no school buses. Dode helped take care of the young children in the Croxford family. When the Croxfords moved to Winnipeg, Dode went with them and attended General Byng High School for Grades 11 and 12.
After graduating from Grade 12 Dode returned to Bergland and was hired to teach at the 2 room school there. She was 17 years old. She attended “Summer School” for teachers in Toronto that summer and started teaching in September. She taught the lower grades for 4 years and attended “Summer School” for 4 summers.
While teaching, Dode met a handsome young man from Stratton, Murray Meyers. They were married on December 8, 1951. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this past December. Dode and Murray had 3 children: Diane, Skip (Murray Jr.) and Bruce. When Murray took over the Imperial Oil Bulk Agency, Dode, was his rock. While he delivered fuel and gas around the area she took all the calls from people needing the fuel and took in the payments when people stopped in to pay their bills. On many days there were 20 telephone calls, plus people coming to pay their bills and she still managed to cook 3 large meals a day, bake her famous pies and cakes and vacuum through the house daily. She did laundry too! She was a fast, efficient worker.
Dode loved to curl and she learned from Mrs. Lund, her first skip. She played bridge with a great group of ladies. Dode took up golfing in her early 50’s and she loved it. She also loved to go to the casino. Murray and Dode travelled to Vegas with their friends and had great times together. They also went on trips with other ESSO agents and travelled to places they would never have gone otherwise.
Dode had a great sense of humour and was very witty. She had lots of great sayings and many superstitions which she passed on to her family. Dode was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease about 13 years ago. She never let the disease get her down and she never said “Why me?”. She just kept on going as she always had done. She passed away as she had done everything else, quickly. Her family is greatful that she did not suffer.
Dode was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Nora, her husband, Murray, and her sisters Ramona (Raye) Olson and Doreen Olson. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Diane (Ole) Hensrud, of Maple Ridge, BC, Skip of Rainy River, and Bruce (Joanne) of Kenora, ON. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Casey (Angela) Hensrud, Katie Hensrud, Jenn Meyers (Adam Schuster), Michael Meyers and Jordan Meyers. Dode will also be missed by her sister Barbara (Dennis) Moffat of Red Deer, AB, brother-in-law Dennis Olson of Kenora and many nieces and nephews.
Dode was admired by all who knew her for her great will to carry on and will be greatly missed by her friends and acquaintances.
Dode’s family would like to thank the staff at the Rainy River Hospital for their kindnesses to mom and their care and attention to her needs.
A service of celebration and remembrance will be held at the Rainy River Knox United Church on June 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Frances Flook officiating. Arrangements entrusted by