Dr. Burton Lyle Merkley

Dr. Burton Lyle Merkley passed away at home surrounded by his family on Fri., Jan. 6, 2017 from colorectal cancer. He was 61.
He will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 41 years and best friend, Susann Merkley (nee Laflamme). He was the cherished father of Benjamin (Veronique), Matthew (Jocelyn), Rebecca (Mathieu), and Sarah. He was the loving grandfather of William, Gabrielle, Tristan, Caleb, Olivia, Sophie, and Zachary. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Merkley (nee Droppo), and sister Marlene (Michael Kelly), and was predeceased by his father, Lyle B. Merkley.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jay Mercer and the Bruyêre Palliative Care team.
Please join us at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave. in Ottawa, for a Celebration of Life service in Beechwood’s Sacred Space today (Wed., Jan. 11)  at 4:30 pm with reception and candlelight interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bruyére Foundation.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.beechwoodottawa.ca