WATKINS, Merle Daphne
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June 16, 1940 - December 1, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. After a courageous battle with cancer, Merle passed peacefully with her family at her side, at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, B.C. Merle was born in the rural municipality of Shell River Manitoba. Predeceased by her parents Reg and Daphne Framingham and her dear brother Ed. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Ken, son Michael (Jodi), daughter Alanna (Jim), grandchildren Sterling, Evan, Keira, and Gavin; her sisters Naida (Vernon) and Judy (Merv) and her sister-in-law Donna, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends. She adored her family and cherished time spent with her grandchildren. Merle was the definition of love and grace and will be missed beyond measure. A celebration of Merle's life will be held on Monday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Hazelmere Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012