Peacefully passed at LHSC-University Campus on January 16th, 2016; Merlon Ray Bender of Ailsa Craig, in his 80th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Nova (2012). Loving dad of Rebecca Bender of Nairn and Brad and Tammy Bender of Port Stanley. Cherished grandpa of Meagan and Matthew Bender. Dear brother of Edith Bender, Helene Eicher, Hilda Roth and Delmer Bender. Brother in law of Dorothy Bender and Harvey Roth.
Predeceased by his parents Aaron and Delila Bender. Siblings Willis Bender, Elmon (Hilda) Bender, Elmina (Louis) Christner, Edna (Floyd) Boshart. Brother-in law William Eicher and sister-in-law Lauretta Bender.
Friends will be received at Nairn Mennonite Church (26459 Bear Creek Side Road, Ailsa Craig) on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Nairn Mennonite Church on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ailsa Craig Lions Club Park Project or the Nairn Mennonite Church will be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca
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