Winchester Press – obit – Lloyd Merkley
A resident of Morrisburg for the past 33 years,Lloyd Merkley passed away suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospitalon Sun., July 22, 2007. He was 65.
He was born in Morrisburg on April 27, 1942 to his parents Royand Sarah Merkley (nee Murdock) and attended elementary and highschool in Winchester. During his teenage years he worked at Thomas’sgrocery store and later for Garnet Reynolds.
After high school he spent a little over a year at Ford Motorsin Oakville. From 1961 to 1964 he worked at Philips Cable inBrockville. He began working at Rohm and Haas in 1965 and he wasemployed there until January 31, 1995, leaving him just two weeksshort of 30 years service.
He married Sharon Carkner at the Winchester Baptist Church onAug. 19, 1967 and together they raised two daughters, Kimberleyand Pamela.
Lloyd was a lifetime member of the Morrisburg Royal Canadian LegionBranch 48, and served as president for nine years. In addition,he was involved in setting up Morrisburg’s first NeighbourhoodWatch program.
Some of Lloyd’s favourite pastimes included feeding his chipmunkfriends while camping at the lake, boating, driving, classic cars,travelling both across North America and to more tropical climes,playing cards, and visiting with his many friends at the localTim Horton’s. He will be remembered for his love of animals, especiallyhis dog Toby.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Sharon Merkley (nee Carkner), hisdaughters Kimberley of Morrisburg and Pamela of Victoria, B.C.and his sister Saralyn (Stan) Mabo of Ompah. He was predeceasedby his parents Roy and Sarah Merkley (nee Murdock). He is alsosurvived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon Wed., July 25. A Legion service was held on Wednesday evening.A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thurs., July26, with Rev. Janet Evans officiating. Cremation followed.
The pallbearers were Gerry Mabo, Chris Mabo, Rick Vaughan, WaltWagemans, Bill Barclay, and Bob Barclay. Interment of crematedremains was at Fairview Cemetery in Mariatown.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Societywould be gratefully acknowledged by the family.