Merritt, Donald William of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, suddenly at his late residence, in his 71st year. Dearly loved husband best friend of Jeanette (Ankenman) Merritt and loved father of David Merritt. Dear brother of Ruthann Waite of British Columbia. Dear uncle of Philip, Melody and Karen. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Donald was born in St. Thomas on June 17th, 1942, the son of the late Philip and Ruth (Bell) Merritt. He was retired. Don worked at the Memorial Hospital and the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. He was a member of the Elgin Railway Museum , an Oddfellows and also was a former member of the Golden Acres C.B. Club.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.