It is with heavy hearts that the family of Oliver Alexander (Sandy) Meikle, of Fredericton, NB announce his passing on May 5, 2022 at the York Care Centre. Born on March 6, 1941 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was the son of the late Myron and Ethel (Lewis) Meikle.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie (Simms) Meikle; daughters Jean Anne (Richard) Green and Sheila (Tim) Hamilton; granddaughter Jenna Green; brother Doug (Lois) Meikle; nieces Jennifer Meikle and Heather Meikle; nephew Jason (Lucille) Meikle and great nieces Gabrielle and Emily Meikle. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved uncle, Roy Lewis.
Sandy graduated from the Maritime Forestry School in 1961 and worked for Forestry Canada, as a Forest Technician, until his retirement in 1995. He was always active in his community through volunteerism, advancing causes close to his heart such as serving as the treasurer for the Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons, a board member for the New Brunswick Spina Bifida Association and vice-president of the National Spina Bifida Association. Sandy was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his volunteer work with the disabled over 30 years. He served on the Nashwaaksis Library Board for many years and was a member of the committee to build the Fredericton Indoor Pool. He was an avid reader, a hockey fan and enjoyed photography and travel.
The family would like to thank the staff of Tower 2 at the York Care Center for their exceptional care and kindness. Special thanks to Trevor, Cecile, Jason, Scott, Alanna, Bridget, Hannah, Imelda, Sarah and Norm MacDonald.
A Memorial Service will be held at the St John’s Anglican Church at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Spina Bifida Association of Canada or St John’s Anglican Church. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com