MEYERS (Wittwer, Birdsell)
June 7, 1935 – May 22, 2013
Hattie Meyers passed away after her struggles with cancer on May 22, 2013. Hattie was born to Hans and Pauline Wittwer, who were among the early Swiss immigrants to the Stettler area. In 1954 she married Russ Birdsell and during the early years of their marriage while raising their three sons they moved extensively throughout western Canada while Russ worked in the oil industry and Hattie worked in a variety of administration and secretarial positions. Through Oil Wives and other community groups Hattie made many life-long friends, often sharing her love of various crafts. Strong family ties were a constant commitment, and Hattie was the number one fan of sons and grandchildren in their sports activities. In 1999 Hattie married the love of her life, Harold Meyers, and together they enjoyed many trips to Arizona and one special trip to Switzerland and Germany. Harold predeceased Hattie in 2010. To mourn her loss Hattie leaves three sons – Michael (Janet), Rick (Lori) and Rod (Nadia), six grandchildren and her great grandson, Charlie. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Carl Wittwer and is survived by her brother John Wittwer and sisters Marguerite Baugh, Rosemarie Repp and Linda Therou. A memorial service was held in Calgary on Monday, May 27. We are grateful for the dedicated, compassionate care of Dr. Prafull Ghatage and the staff of the Agape Hospice. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Alberta/NWT Division) 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary T2E 2P5 or to the Salvation Army Agape Hospice, 1302 8th Avenue NW, Calgary T2N 1B8 would be appreciated.