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Merrill Dean McRae

Date of Death: February 13, 2019

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McRae, Merrill Dean

Merrill was born on May 21, 1938 in Melfort, Saskatchewan and died February 13th 2019 in Nelson, BC. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Ruby, siblings Lorne (Grace), Ken, Stanley, Gordon (Betty), Wayne, Shirley Smith, Verna Colbeck and was survived by his brother Lyle, and many nieces and nephews.

Merrill started out his life in Melford, Sask. and then with his family moved to Langley, BC. where they became egg producers on a chicken farm. After high school Merrill worked fire-watch in a lookout tower and later at Scott Paper in New Westminster, BC. In the 80’s Merrill moved to Passmore, BC. in the Slocan Valley and settled in Winlaw, BC. to spend the rest of his life. He worked for the Slocan Forrest Products until his retirement.

Merrill was a dedicated ‘shop local’ kind of guy. If not local, it had to be made in Canada. He contributed too many local charities and the food bank. He enjoyed gardening, hiking, nature and the history of the Slocan Valley.

Merrill enjoyed his time in Winlaw. He walked allot and enjoyed watching all the different birds and four-legged creatures that came through his yard, especially his neighbour’s dog Pawz. Pawz would often visit Merrill over the last four years of his life while being cared for at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson BC.

On behalf of Merrill, we would like to extend a special thank you to those who cared for Merrill including the many nurses and support workers at Mountain Lakes and Interior Health.

There will be no service as per Merrill’s request.

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From: kate
Relation: caregiver

Such a lovely man I had the pleasure of visiting with several times when I first moved to the valley.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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On behalf of Merrill, we would like to extend a special thank you to those who cared for Merrill including the many nurses and support workers at Mountain Lakes and Interior Health.

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