Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Palliative Care on Monday, August 12, 2013 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Ella Merlin (nee Jaynes). Cherished father of Dan Merlin (Betti). Loving grandfather of Jim and Jackie. Dear brother of Earl Merlin (Agnes) and the late Raymond Merlin (Joan), Doris Derry (Bernie), Joe Merlin (Isobel), Pat Stubbert (Bud), Clarence Merlin (Jo), Martin Merlin (Barb), Bruce Merlin (Verna), Cyril Merlin. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Eva (nee Richards) Merlin. He will also be fondly remembered by the Jaynes family. Jack was a devoted life member of the Cobourg Lions Club as well as an active member of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge, the Lakeshore Shriners Association, the Royal Canadian Legion and a past member of the Cobourg Oddfellows. Friends will be received at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 17th at 1 pm. Interment to follow in Camborne Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital – Palliative Care or the Extendicare Cobourg Resident’s Fund. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.