Peacefully, with family by his side at the Southampton Care Centre on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 in his 83rd year. Merv, loving husband of the late Doreen (nee Teeter). Beloved Dad of Bev and his wife Solveig, Al and his wife Kim, Joanne and her husband Claude Foy. Loving Grandpa of Melanie and her husband Josh Jackson, Natalie Foy, Christopher Rice, and Jamie Rice. Great Grandpa of Collin and Nolan Jackson. He will be sadly missed by Scott Ribey, his wife Lilly and daughter Maria, and Jeff Ribey, his wife Rhian and son Fletcher. Dear brother of Nadine Reid. Brother-in-law of Nina and her husband Gord Miller. Predeceased by his brother Ron and sister-in-law Muriel Allen.

Friends will be received at the Port Elgin Chapel of the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, 519-832-2222, on Thursday from 7 – 9p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Port Elgin United Church, 840 Bruce Street,  on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 11a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Beamer officiating. Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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