MERNER:  Surrounded by family, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Ronald “Ron” “Hank” Merner, of Dashwood, age 71.  Beloved husband of Ruth Anne (Salmon) Merner for 46 years.  Dear brother  of Margaret and Glen Nicholson, brother-in-law of Gerald and June Martene,  Marie Tieman and the late Charles, Margaret and Brian Hogarth, Eleanor Salmon and Adam Kwajafa.  Dear uncle of Robin Nicholson and Mike, Kent Nicholson, Susan Tieman and Bill, Julia and Mike Burton, Barbara and Ush Sengupta, Heather and Mike Griffin, Hilary Hogarth and Sean, Will Kwajafa and Sarah Kwajafa, Peter and Tammy Martene, Judy Martene, Kari and Serkan Akbudak, Steve Martene  and Wanda and will be remembered by great-nieces, greatnephews and also those special people in his life who called him “Uncle Ron”. Predeceased by his parents, Milford “Joe” (1977) and Martha (Rader) (1972) Merner. Ron was a business man who operated the family business: Merner’s Meats, Home of the Famous Dashwood Sausage”.  He was a leader in his church and communities of Dashwood, Port Franks and Maricopa, Arizona. Wherever he went he made new friends.  He loved travelling and together with Ruth Anne shared many great experiences all over the world. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John E. Trembulak III officiating.  Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (cheques preferred) to Zion Lutheran Church, LHSC Critical Care  Trauma Centre   or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. condolences at

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