Dear Family and Friends - so sorry to hear of Meyer's passing. He was such a force for so long....I knew Meyer to be a person of principle, and with a huge heart and an equally huge intellect. I first met Meyer when I joined Oxfam as a staffperson in Atlantic Canada in 1978 and worked with him over many, many years. Including the process of establishing Oxfam's Central America program and travelling there many times, eventually opening Oxfam's first overseas office in Managua and living there from 1985-1988. In 1987 when I was living in Managua and pregnant with my first child and I decided that it would be wise to return to Canada for the birth, Meyer (and Diana) welcomed me with open arms into their house on Follis, undaunted by the prospect of a new born interfering with their own busy lives. Very caring. He will always have a special place in my own heart!
Meyer lived a very good life and was an inspiration to all. He seemed to know everyone in Seaton Village and even up to his death was very present in his community. As for my part, Meyer was always in my sights, whether waving at him as I walked by the house knowing that he was sitting in his arm chair looking out ( and he would often see me and wave back) or saying hello as he went for his daily stroll. We will all miss him very much.
While we never had the opportunity to work closely together, we had a great admiration for Meyer's work - especially during his time at OXFAM and in the elections monitoring field. Our sincere condolences to all of the family.
Meyer contributed so much, and in so many ways to the causes of social justice - nationally, internationally, globally and locally. Those, like me, who came after, learned from Meyer and admired him. He never 'pulled rank' but was always humble, helpful and ready to learn new things and new approaches. He will be much missed.
Dear Keir and Arni I wanted to extend my condolences to you and the family on Meyer's passing. He was a great neighbour for 28 years, a friend and occasional colleague and i will miss him as I miss Diana; every day. Sorry I cant be there (in Tanzania working), but I will be thinking of you all this Sunday. Goodbye to the last of the lions.