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George "Ivan" Myers

Passed 05/22/2022

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Obituary For George "Ivan" Myers

George “Ivan” Myers of Halifax passed away peacefully and quietly on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

George was a proud man from Prince Edward Island and the red dirt of the Island ran though his blood. George was a long time member of the Canadian Coast Guard serving as a Mechanical Engineer and retiring as an Officier. George spent many years on ice breakers going through Canada’s Arctic and was proud to have met Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau when they spent time on board his ship. George was certified as a commercial deep sea diver.

George married the love of his life Marie in 1964 and they spent almost 30 years together until Marie’s passing in 1993. Over the years George made many friends in Cape Breton and enjoyed his visits to the MacNeil property in Irish Vale always making time for berry picking.

George was very proud of his roots, his children Paul and Joanne and his grandchildren. He loved the time that he spent at the camp in Enfield and then the cottage in Hubbards but his heart always took him back home to PEI where he had lifelong friends and family. George was most at home in the country when he was able to go hunting and fishing

George never sat still for very long and enjoyed his morning coffee at the Halifax Shopping Centre with his friends. He was active at the Legion playing many card games and enjoying music and dances at seniors groups that he frequented. If there was an Ace to Chase he was there and enjoyed trips to the Casino.

He loved to travel enjoying trips to Florida, travelling through Atlantic Canada and visiting family in Ontario.

George had a positive attitude and lived a full life believing that if you got up in the morning and your name wasn’t in the obituary section of the paper then it was a good day and that you should get on with things.

He will be dearly missed by his children Paul (Emma) and Joanne who provided loving care to her dad in the last weeks of his life. He is also survived by his grandchildren Sarah, Anna, Brandon and Jacob

Brothers: Frank (Leona) and Carl (Marj); Sisters: Pauline (Ray) and Beulah (Bill) and many nieces and nephews

George was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Alfreda, his wife, Marie (MacNeil) and sister Jean.

Funeral will be held Friday May 27, 2022 at 11am at St Francis and St Clare of Assisi at St Theresa’s Church, 6351 North Street Halifax NS.

Burial following at Gate of Heaven, Lower Sackville.

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  • 05/29/2022

    We only met George a couple times through his niece Barb but feel like we know him well as Barb spoke so highly of him! Our condolences to Paul, Joanne, Barb and all George's family and loved ones.

  • 05/28/2022

    George was a great guy. He sailed with my father "Twiggy" Branch in the Coast Guard in the 70's. They would enjoy a couple of beers at the Midtown Tavern and reminisce about work . I had the pleasure of bumping into George at a coffee shop or at the Mall over the years. It was nice to have a chat with him and catch up on life in general. I also had occasion to see him at his cottage on Mill Lake. I often went to Bill Martin's cottage there. My condolences to the Myers family and friends.

  • 05/28/2022

    I sailed with "Red" on various ships, with varying lengths of voyages. Never did I see Red show anything other than just being himself in any situation. This man was always a great addition to any crew makeup. A life well lived! Rest easy my old friend. Larry Meisner

  • 05/27/2022

    I sailed with Red on CCGS Narwhal out of Charlottetown. Red had a wonderful sense of humour and often spoke of his family. My condolences.

  • 05/27/2022

    Condolences to the family. I sailed with Red as a cadet on the John A. Fair Winds and a following sea.

  • 05/27/2022

    Red was a great shipmate and shared many stories while sailing and ashore ,Roy Bambury.

  • 05/27/2022

    Great shipmate and shared time and beer with Red in early 70's Roy Bambury.

  • 05/27/2022

    So very saddened to hear of Red's passing. Sincere condolences to the family. I sailed with Red on the John A MacDonald back in the 70's. Great guy to work for, very low key, never got real excited about anything that might go wrong. Him, Gordie O'Donnell, Dave Hurley, and myself were the "A team" for doing front end repairs on the old Fairbanks Morse engines on the John A. We would be down in the bilge working on the engine while Red oversaw the work, and when we needed parts or tools he would go get them. He once remarked that he was the "highest paid gofer in the Coast Guard 🙂 I have many fond memories of us. RIP old friend.

  • 05/27/2022

    George's condo was on the same floor as ours and we enjoyed little talks with him especially when he was returning from Giant Tiger and showing us the "Good buys". Our sincere condolences to his family.

  • 05/27/2022

    Condolences to Paul, Joanne and family. So many wonderful memories. He was a very kind man. So sorry for your loss. Blair, Evelyn and Alissa

  • 05/26/2022

    My deepest sympathy to Ivan's family and friends! Thoughts and prayers go out to them! Ivan will be missed! Michel and Cathy Belliveau

  • 05/25/2022

    Paul,Joanne&families, We were so sad to hear of ivans passing.he was one of a kind and will be missed by anyone lucky enough to have known him.you are in our prayers.

  • 05/25/2022

    We were so saddened to hear of George's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor on Mill Lake and will be missed by us all. May he Rest In Peace. Ann and Luke

  • 05/25/2022

    Rosemary and I want to give our deepest sympathies to Ivan's family. Met him several times over the years and he was a always very friendly to talk to.

  • 05/25/2022

    Our Sincere Condolences to Pauline, Ray, & the Myers Family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Donna Dorion & Bill Balan

  • 05/25/2022

    Sorry to hear of your Father's passing Joanne ,take care and may memories be a comfort to you xo

  • 05/25/2022

    George was a great neighbor at Mill Lake and a good friend. Always ready to help out and have a conversation over a cold beer! We will miss him Roland (Louie) Lewis.

  • 05/25/2022

    Sincere Sympathy to George's family Peter & Doreen O'Brien (Peter I sailed many years with Red)

  • 05/25/2022

    Condolences to Red's family. He was a great shipmate and friend.🙏

  • 05/25/2022

    Red and I were on the same watch on the Coast guard ship Mary Hitchens. He was a good engineer and shipmate. He had a quick wit that bring you to tears with laughter . I will miss him

  • 05/25/2022

    I never met Uncle George but I heard so much about him from his niece Barb, who loved him very much. Rest in peace, George. Marilyn MacDougall

  • 05/24/2022

    To Ivan's family and friends, my deepest condolences on Ivan's passing.

  • 05/24/2022

    My condolences to Ivan's Family. Alan Murray P.E.I.

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