Born in Edmonton, the youngest of nine, and pre-deceased by his eight older siblings and his son, Karl. Sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty; daughters Beth (Kevin) and Angela (Keith); grandchildren Brian (Crystal), Wes (Sophie), and Leah (Tavita); great grandchildren Colton, Callia and Lachlan.
Merlin had a friendly nature and a warm smile. He made many friends during his life as a motorcycle/side car delivery man, tree topper, logger, radio announcer, DJ, MC, and hospital stores keeper. He loved taking videos and had a large collection of video tapes of the many events he attended. He had a beautiful bass voice, and sang until his illness made it no longer possible. He loved life and brought joy to many people.
Merlin requested that no funeral be held, so there will simply be a small private family gathering to celebrate his life.