Loving husband of Mildred (nee Derbyshire) for 61 years.
Much loved dad of Alan and his wife Cindy of Brooklin, and Paul (Greg) of Toronto.
Grandfather of Bryan and his wife Cindy, Ashley, Brendan and his partner Liz.
Great-Grandfather of Jack, Ashton, Amya and Kenneth.
Predeceased by his brothers; Tom (late Jetta), Gordon (late Elsie), Norman, and his sister Margaret.
Survived by sisters-in-laws Diane Rotz, and Catherine (Wyndham) Thomas, his brother-in-law John McLean, and cousin Bannister Lancaster.
Merv is also remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families.
Merv was born and raised in Weston, Ontario. He spent most of his life in Maple, Ont. He is a Past-Master of the Maple Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Maple Historical Society.
Merv worked for Orenda in Malton Ont. for 37 years and was proud to have worked on the Avro Arrow. He took great pleasure in his time spent at the cottage he built with his wife and sons at Crane Lake, near Parry Sound, Ontario.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby on Saturday March 16th from 12:00 Noon until time of Celebration of Life service in the Barnes Chapel Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
The family would like to thank the great support and care of the staff on the 4th, and 9th floors of Lakeridge Health Oshawa.
In memory of Merv, memorial donations to Lakeridge Health Foundation would be appreciated.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting; barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.