It is our sad duty to announce the death of Vera Myers of Benula, Main Street, Golspie, Sutherlandshire. Vera had recently been admitted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness following a fall in which she broke an arm. She was recovering well and her arm was mending but yesterday morning on the 16th October 2020, whilst having physio she collapsed suddenly and died.
Vera was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire and was married to John Myers general manager of the Morris and David Jones wholesalers which became MOJO’s. In the late 60s the family moved to Hereford where they set up home in Ledbury Road, Tupsley near to the Rose and Crown PH and became prominent members of local society. The move came as John been made manager of the then new MOJO’s wholesale cash and carry on the Grandstand road industrial estate. They later moved to larger premises on the Rotherwas Industrial estate. Vera worked with John and took over control of the Housewares Department.
During their time in Hereford they started to holiday in Scotland a place that John had heard so much about from his service in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers during WWII. Their tours of Scotland eventually brought them to the town of Golspie, in the early 80s, on the eastern coast of the far north of Scotland between Inverness and John O Groats. A town which they came to love and started to use as a hub for future holidays. In 88 they both retired and moved to Golspie to live having made friends in the area. Vera became active in craftwork having studied at Art college in her youth as well as flower arranging. They were both involved in raising money for the Lawson hospital over the years.
They were able to spend many years of happiness together in Golspie but unfortunately, John died in 2016. Stubbornly independent Vera continued to live in the family home until her recent hospitalisation.
She is survived by her daughter Lynda who now lives in Pembroke Dock. Her son Andrew now living in Golspie and also two granddaughters, a grandson and 8 great-grandsons all of whom will miss her greatly.
Arrangements have been made for a private cremation, which will be followed by a private scattering of ashes by the family at a later date.
If anyone wishes to, donations should be made to the Lawson Memorial Hospital League friends.