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Arda Lorrain Meyers (nee Hill)

March 10, 2024


October 17, 1936 - March 10, 2024

In loving memory ~

A beautiful journey on this earth has ended. It was a journey that was filled with hard work, many achievements and lots of love for her family and for the Village of Nakusp. After living with dementia for a number of years, Arda Lorrain Meyers (Hill) passed away on Sunday March 10, 2024 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Lorrain Hill's journey began in Mountainview Alberta in October, 1936. She walked the first part of her life's journey with her parents, Frank and Anna Hill and 5 older brothers and sisters. Her early journey took her from logging camps in Alberta and BC to Nakusp, Grand Forks and back to Nakusp again.

Lorrain's journey also briefly took her to Victoria where she studied education to become a teacher. It was an exciting time for her, but the Village of Nakusp had a strong hold on her, all because a very special person had joined her walk. Henry Meyers, the tall, dark and handsome, hard working young man from Saskatchewan had turned to butter when she focused her blue eyes on him. He was busy writing her letters telling her how he couldn't wait for her to come home. She returned to Nakusp and, in July 1956, they walked down the aisle together to become Mr. and Mrs Meyers.

Lorrain and Henry were joined by three daughters, Patricia (Patty), Ruth and Marie. Their journey together was full of adventures, love and learning, even as the daughters moved onto new paths and gave them 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Lorrain's journey was not always an easy one. She lost Henry, the love of her life, and her eldest granddaughter Jaimie in 2000, and her grandson James in 2022. But she walked forward with grace and determination, leaving her mark in countless minds and on countless hearts.

Many of the citizens of Nakusp joined Lorrain on her journey over the years. Teachers, students and families walked with her as she taught elementary classes at both Glenbank and Nakusp Elementary Schools. Softball players, track and field and curling team mates walked briefly with her. Girl Guides throughout the region walked with her to Guide meetings, rallies, summer camps, and choir competitions. Couples from around the world walked with her as she conducted their weddings as a BC Marriage Commissioner. Organizers of the Diabetes Association; Hospital Auxiliary members; members of the Arrowtarian Society and the Nakusp Seniors group all had the pleasure of joining Lorrain on her walk for a time.

We learned so much walking alongside our mom and Grandma Lorrain but now we have to go on without her. She will be missed. At her request, there will be no official service. The family requests that you take some time to remember your part in Lorrain's journey. If you are so inclined, a donation to the Alzheimers Society of Canada would be appreciated. We hope that your memories of our mom and grandma bring a smile to your faces. She would love that.


Patty, Ruth, Marie, Geri-Rae, Amanda, Michael and Robyn

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