Garry John Mertick of St.Thomas quietly passed away at the Elgin General Hospital on Thursday March 23, 2017. Garry was born in Ingersoll April 16, 1944. Predeceased by his parents John and Hattie (Senicar) Mertick, nephew Shane Ashton and Brother-in-law Ted Becker.

Garry is survived by his loving wife Stella Donnelly and her family, his sister Caron Becker and her daughter Shannon Ashton. His children Marlise Mertick Bowes and son Jared Bowes, Robert Mertick and his sons Christian Mertick and Zachairi Mertick.

Garry came to St. Thomas from Saskatchewan in early ‘60’s where he helped run the family business the Klip and Kurl as a barber. He was employed by Auto Haulaway Ltd. close to 30 years and then Allied Systems until retirement.

He was a local musician, a member of the Sportsman Club and an Associate member of RCL Br. 41 of St.Thomas. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter spending all his spare time in Sultan On.

Sadly missed by many life long friends. A special thanks to the 5th floor nursing staff of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for your professionalism.

Cremation has taken place and as per Garry’s wishes there will not be any funeral services or memorial with private Internment of ashes at a later date. Donations can be made through Shawn Jackson Funeral Home St.Thomas On if desired see web site.

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