Peacefully at his residence, Harlem on Sunday August 5, 2012. Bud Merriman, in his 84th year. Beloved companion of Marg Cripps. Dear father of Nancy (Robert) Croskery of Smiths Falls, Cathy (Earl) Ryan of RR # 1, Portland, Bruce (Cathy) Merriman of Kanata and Garry Merriman of Elgin. Dear brother of Joyce Welch of Crosby. Fondly remembered by grandchildren; Christopher, Jill, Sara, Robert, Donald, Laura and Amanda as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Also survived by 1 niece and 3 nephews. He will be sadly missed by Linda and Craig Gifford and Family, as well as his canine companions, Nikki and Lucy. The family will receive friends at the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service in Our Chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Interment Halladay Cemetery, Elgin. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society would be appreciated by the family.