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John Myers

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JAMES JOHN FREDERICK MYERS

June 30, 1949 - March 17, 2024

James John Frederick Myers known to his friends and family as John, passed away with family by his side on March 17, 2024 in Winnipeg Manitoba at St. Boniface Hospital.


John was born on June 30, 1949 in Canso, Nova Scotia. He left home at the young age of 13 to work on the fishing boats. He later pursued various career paths including taking an autobody course in Halifax, working at Mayflower moving before dedicating more than forty years of his life to being a long-distance truck driver. He worked for several different trucking companies throughout the years but spent the majority of his career with H&R Transport. He retired in March 2020.


It was not just through his professional endeavors that John made an impact; it was through the love and care he showed towards his family that truly defined him. John is survived by his beloved wife Linda; daughters, Rhonda, Denise, Jen; son-in-law Justin, who he referred to as “the son he never had”; grandkids, Aaron, Quintin, Ryan, Phoebe, and Zoey; great-grandchild Alena; siblings, Harry (Cory), Lorraine, Brian (Peggy), Joe (Mary), Carol (Doug), Tracey (Kirk), and sister-in-law Lynn. As well as several nieces and nephews. 


John faced immense loss throughout his life having been predeceased by many loved ones including his mother Leona Myers; father Kingston Myers; daughter Gerry; his brothers, Vince and Ken; sister Mary; and sisters-in-law, Anne and Pat. 


John’s heart was larger than life itself – always ready with open arms for anyone who needed comfort or support. His passion for spending time with family shone through every conversation shared over the phone or during the many weekends spent camping, one of his most favorite things. He enjoyed listening to music especially Elvis, very loudly. When he was younger, John enjoyed working on cars. He also enjoyed racing and smashing them up as well. In his last few years, he loved to visit car shows and share the many stories of how he “used to own one of those” and then proceed to explain how he wrote it off racing or fooling around with his brothers. John also had a new found love of gardening. He was very proud of his new hobby. He even taught himself to make pickles!


Christmas was John’s favorite time of the year. His Christmas light displays were well known in his neighbourhood of Windsor Park. And the decorations continued indoors on any surface he could get his hands on. In John’s mind Christmas started November 12th and ended as far into January as Linda would allow. 


John’s larger than life personality left an impression on everyone he spent time with. His warm hugs and scratchy whisker kisses will be sorely missed by those who loved him. 


 A celebration of John’s remarkably full life will be held at Winakwa Community Center on June 30th, 2024 at 2:30pm where friends and loved ones will gather together to honour this extraordinary man whose presence touched so many lives.


John’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

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