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Herald Meyer

Obituary Date: Monday, August 14, 2023
In Loving Memory: Remembering the Life of a Cherished Husband, Devoted Father, Beloved Grandfather, and Revered Great-Grandfather
 
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of a remarkable man, who touched the lives of all those fortunate enough to know him. On August 14, 2023, Herald Meyer left this world to embark on his eternal journey, leaving behind a legacy of love, wisdom, and cherished memories that will forever resonate in the hearts of his family and friends.
 
As a son and brother, Herald embraced life with a fervor that was truly infectious. Herald was born on December 12, 1942, in Brookdale, Quebec, Canada, number 12 of 13 children to William Alexander Meyer and Helene Dora Godin. He leaves 3 siblings behind, Wilma, Herman and Todd and a large extended family. He was a pillar of strength, an exemplar of kindness, and an embodiment of integrity.
 
As a loving husband, he was the rock upon which his family leaned, providing unwavering support, encouragement, and boundless affection to his beloved wife of 56 years, Louise Charbonneau Meyer.
 
As a devoted father, he embraced the joys and challenges of parenthood with an open heart and a guiding hand. Herald instilled values of compassion, honesty, and hard work in his three children, teaching them through both his words and actions. His legacy of strong character will continue to resonate in the lives of his children: Melita Prins (Jim Prins), Eric Meyer (Amber McLeod) and Karina Thurlow (Charles Thurlow).
 
But his role extended far beyond that of a father. Herald had the privilege of witnessing his family grow over the years, stepping into the cherished role of grandfather. His five grandsons: Nicholas Prins, Andrew Prins, Matthew Meyer, Patrick Meyer and David Meyer who adored him for his playful spirit, his boundless patience, and the love he effortlessly bestowed upon them.
 
As time passed, Herald became a great-grandfather, to Lila, Charlotte, Owen, and our angel Kaiden, a role that brought him immeasurable joy. He relished in the opportunity to share his life's wisdom with the youngest members of the family, creating enduring bonds that transcended generations. His presence at family gatherings and celebrations was a constant source of warmth and happiness, filling the room with his radiant smile and heartfelt laughter.
 
Herald was not only a family man but also a man of accomplishment and service. His professional achievements and community involvement left an indelible mark, touching the lives of many beyond his immediate circle. He will be remembered for his dedication, his ability to bring people together, and his tireless commitment to making the world a better place.
 
Though he has left this physical world, Herald's spirit lives on in the hearts of those he loved and those who loved him in return. His legacy of love, wisdom, and kindness will continue to guide and inspire all who had the privilege of knowing him.
 
A celebration of Herald Meyer's life will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, where family and friends will gather to share stories, memories, and moments that celebrate the extraordinary journey of a remarkable man.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Herald Meyer's name to benefit the Worship Arts Program to Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506, a community and cause that was dear to his heart.
 
Herald Meyer leaves behind a tapestry of memories woven through time, a testament to a life well-lived and a heart well-loved. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy will continue to flourish in the lives he touched.
 
Memorial Park Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com
Funeral Date
08/25/2023 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
Phone
770-287-8227
Address
2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504
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