October 12, 1927 – October 25, 2015
We are sad to announce the passing of Mervyn Harold Drummond on October 25, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox. Merv was predeceased by his brother Allister, father David, mother Irene and former spouse Sara. He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Ruby Papke of Salmon Arm; sons David (Andrea) of Maple Ridge and Robert (Rose) of Calgary; grandchildren Elizabeth(Daragh) of Maple Ridge, sister Beverly of Kirkland, WA; nieces and nephews Kim & John Kissenger of Carnation, WA and Candice and Carl Bouroughs of Everett, WA.
Merv was enlisted on May 1952, St. John, PQ with the RCAF and for 28 years served as Armament Training and Maintenance. His service took him to Trenton, North Bay, Marville, France, Zweibrucken, Germany, Sardinia, Italy, Chicoutimi, PQ and finally Comox and he retired in 1980.
In Merv’s leisure time, he belonged to Ocean Waves Square Dancing, Upper Vancouver Island Square Dancing Association and the Comox Valley Horticultural Society.
Merv was a sweet, warm and likable man, who was very thoughtful, generous and kind. He always had witty one liners. He loved the outdoors and nature and would spend time in his garden or walking trails.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in his memory to the BC Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
A celebration of Merv’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay with a reception to follow.