August 23, 1934 – June 21, 2021
With profound sadness & much love, our family is sharing news of the peaceful passing of Merv Ellis – loving husband, father & papa, on a beautiful island evening on June 21st, 2021 in Nanaimo, B.C. after his short and courageous battle with Cancer, at the age of 86.
Mervin Lee Ellis, predeceased by his loving & adoring Wife Carol & his beautiful Daughter Valerie. As well, his Mother Nettie, Father Guy, Step mother Denise, Brothers Wilfred, Glen and Gordon, Sisters Ina (Danberg) and Irma (Carlson).
He is remembered by his surviving children, Cathie Gaspard (Glen), Guy Ellis (Kim), Doug Glen (Karen), Robyn Brusnyk (Bob), John Ellis; Merv’s grandchildren Jillian Hewitt (Kyle), Marshall Gaspard (Tenille), Matthew Ellis (Laura), Paul Ellis (Laura), Taylor Glen, Laura Klepachek (Patrick), Andrea Klepachek (Dan), Kaedrin Ellis (Curtis) & her mother Colleen Ellis, Sean Ellis; Merv’s great-grandchildren Sage & Sloane Hewitt, Blakely & Delilah Ellis, Henry MacDonald-Ellis.
In addition to his family, he will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from across western Canada and Michigan, USA along with many colleagues from Alberta Construction Association and Alberta Hockey.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Celista B.C. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society – Prostate Cancer Research.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at: www.firstmemorialnanaimo.com
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