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MYERS, Katharine Austen

Posted By Obits On October 17, 2013 @ 10:52 am In Obituaries | 11 Comments


MYERS, Katharine Austen, 97, of Port Medway, passed away on Tuesday October 15th 2013 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in Dartmouth the year before the Halifax Explosion, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Katharine (Austen) Munro.

While as an adult she spent most of her time in Halifax and Port Medway, in her youth she was through and through a true Dartmouth girl.  She grew up at the “five corners” and paddled on Banook and MicMac lakes, where she met the love of her life – Gordon Myers.  With Gordon, they spent their early years together raising their boys – Gary and Lowrey – at Graham’s Grove during the warm months, moving to downtown Dartmouth only when the snow came.

While after the war she moved to Halifax and then on to Port Medway, she always had a special place in her heart for Dartmouth. She will always be remembered by her grandsons and their children for sharing such wonderful stories of Dartmouth and what a special place it is to grow up in.

In her twilight years, she became the Grand Dame of Port Medway hosting many Sunday afternoon teas for her very special dear friends during which she repeatedly told them how wonderful her grandsons were.

Her grandsons though returned the favour. They have, and will continue to, tell stories of how good a grandmother Kay had been.  In their opinion, she was a true matriarch of the Myers family worthy of the Highland Munro tradition she was so fiercely proud of. She was one of kind and will be truly missed.

She is survived by son Gary of Halifax, daughter-in-law Janet of Bridgewater, five grandsons (Loren, Troy, Brantz, Christopher, and Jason), and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband Gordon, son Lowrey, sisters Olga and Annie, and brothers Fred and John.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside service will be held November 1st at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Judy Cross officiating, in the Old Port Medway Cemetery – where she will be the last person interred, just the way she would like it.

The family invites all residents of Port Medway to join us in a celebration of her truly remarkable life.  The Myers family wants to give special thanks to the residents of Port Medway, as well as the nursing staff at Queens General Hospital for taking great care of Kay.

No flowers by request. Donations may be made to South Shore Public Libraries. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com.


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Condolence from Richard Guckert on October 17th, 2013 11:30 am

Kay was a neighbor (next door) to my grandparents and provided much amusement over my childhood years. My mother, Evelyn Guckert Manthorne, just passed away this past May (103 years) and was fond of Kay! Please accept my sincere condolences.

Condolence from helen and David on October 17th, 2013 1:39 pm

We are sooooo sorry to hear of the passing of Kay Myers. She will be missed by all of Port Medway. She was a special lady. So smart and had a wonderful sense of humour. You are now with Gordon,Kay. It is so fitting that she be the last person to be buried in the Old Port cemetery. Our thoughts are with all her family, whom she loved sooo dearly…….Helen and David.

Condolence from Joyce Hawkes on October 17th, 2013 2:55 pm

A lovely lady, I knew her husband Gordon also many years ago when
he worked at Sears Canada Inc.
Our thoughts are with her family.

Condolence from Chris Georghiou on October 18th, 2013 7:38 am

I have looked after the Old Meeting House for over 20 years. Kay would help with hot water when we cleaned the O.M.H. across the road, I often stopped for a talk and a cup of tea. The last couple of years i am afraid i stopped going in too se her. I will have my fond memories of Kay God bless you kay.

Chris Georghiou

Condolence from Barbara (Stevens) Burns on October 18th, 2013 9:31 am

I met Mrs. Myers when my brother Jerry brought her to my yard to see my flowering ” Dogwood” tree in full bloom; she thought it was beautiful.
A sweet and gracious lady who will be missed in the community.
My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Condolence from Rob Inness on October 18th, 2013 9:56 am

Very sorry to hear that Kay has passed away. I had a long visit with her this summer and enjoyed every minute of it. She was a very good friend to my mother, Marg Inness. I know that my mother valued Kay’s friendship. I met some of Kay’s friends and caretakers when I was in Port this summer and I was thankful that she was so well looked after.

To Kay’s extended family, I offer my condolences. I am sure that you will miss her as will all of her friends. She was someone who was just always there.

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on October 18th, 2013 3:54 pm

Troy and family:
I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I did not know her personally however, reading her obituary, she must have been a delightful woman, loved and enjoyed by family and friends.
My sincere condolences.

Susan M

Condolence from Heather Stevens on October 20th, 2013 10:22 am

I was very saddened to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. Kay was such a sweet lady here in Port Medway…everyone thought so much of her. She lived a full life, that is for sure. We sure enjoyed keeping her in eggs! Please except my sincere condolences at this time.


Condolence from April Moreau-Whynot on October 22nd, 2013 4:20 am

So sorry for Kay’s family. I’m sure her stories will be with you your entire life time as they were for her. My aunt Barb Parnell and my Dad Leo Moreau always talked highly of Kay. She will be missed by many.

Condolence from David & Judy AUSTEN on October 29th, 2013 4:17 pm

On behalf of the AUSTEN family of Dartmouth may we take this opportunity to express our condolances and sympathy at this time for your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

CELL# (902) 497-2516

Condolence from Emma Kircher on October 30th, 2013 6:46 am

I’m so sorry for your loss, Kay will be missed by many.
My sympathy is with you all.

Emma Kircher

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