Passed away peacefully with loved one by his side on January 6, 2018 at the age of 71 years.  Beloved husband of Sarah Ballantyne for 47 years.  Adored father of Robin Ballantyne (Gary Wickenden), Randy Ballantyne and family, and late Rick Ballantyne and family.  Proud papa of Kyle.  Dear brother of Walter (Lynda), Ernie, Melvin (Cheryl), Ben (Debbie), Mildred Kopeck, Irene Mason (Dwayne), Michael.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.    Mervin worked for PSI for many years. He loved the outdoors and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.  If you so desire, donations made to the Windsor-Essex Cancer Centre Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519) 969-5841. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at

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