Margery Clare Meier (nee English), beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away at Shuswap Lake general Hospital on Feb 7, 2018 with family by her side. Born in Revelstoke, BC to Daniel and Irene English, she was the youngest and last surviving of 6 children. She lived a long, interesting and healthy life and was 95 when she died.
Marge was an avid cyclist, skier and hiker. She also enjoyed golf, curling and kayaking. At the age of 17, she and a friend cycled to Penticton and back on their single-speed bikes. While still in her teens she taught skiing in Revelstoke and was one of several local skiers chosen to be in a Hollywood documentary about British Columbia. She is in the cover photo of the book “First Tracks, the History of Skiing in Revelstoke” and was very pleased to attend the book launch in Revelstoke at the age of 90.
After a move to Vancouver during the war she worked in a machine shop where she met and married her husband Joel before he enlisted in the Navy. After the war, Joel became a pharmacist and they had four children. In 1964 the family moved to Revelstoke where Marge and Joel operated Meier Drug until their retirement to the cabin at Annis Bay on Shuswap Lake in 1977. After Joel’s death in 1991 Marge continued to live full-time at Annis Bay until 1998, when she moved to Salmon Arm for the winters but continued to enjoy summers at the cabin for the rest of her life.
Marge was a member of Shuswap Spinners & Weavers for many years and did beautiful weaving sewing and knitting.
Pre-deceased by her loving husband Joel of 47 years, her parents, her four brothers (Dick, Jack, Jim, and George) and her sister Marion, she is survived by her four children: Barbara Meier, Salmon Arm, Beverley (Nat) Moore, N. Ireland, Noelle (Keith) Cox, Salmon Arm, and Don (Tracy) Meier, Lake Country. Also three grandchildren: Jennifer(Tony) Price, Vancouver, Graham Cox, St. John’s, Josh Meier, Kelowna and two great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Sam Price, many nieces and nephews and her dear friend Eleanor Lawrence.
The family wish to thank Dr. Plessis and the palliative care nursing staff on the second floor for their outstanding care during Mom’s final days.
A celebration of Marge’s life will be held at Salmon Arm First United Church on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm No flowers by request. If desired, donations may be made to Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family through Marge’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com