It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father Mervyn Lloyd McIntosh of Calgary, Alberta, on October 29, 2019 after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Elaine Janice (Mickey), in 2010. Merv is survived by his loving son Duncan (Michelle), loving daughter Sandra (Ross), grandson Jason (Cari), granddaughter Danielle (Erik), and great-grandchildren Shae and Libbi. Remembered with love by Torin and Troy Richardson; Alexandra and Savanna Hutchins. He is also survived by his brother Vernon McIntosh; sister Maureen Tetzlaff (Cliff); sisters-in-laws Betty McIntosh, Donna Holland, Lois Copeland, and brother-in-law Dennis Copeland. Merv was also a favourite uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Allan and Irene McIntosh; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Ruth Holland; brother Kenneth McIntosh; sisters-in-law Marlene McIntosh, Doris Maskoske, Carol Holland; brothers-in-law Rodney Holland, John Holland, and Edward Maskoske. Merv was born in Edmonton, Alberta on August 11, 1933 to Irene and Allan McIntosh. He had many fond memories from his early years spent on the farm of his grandparents Emanuel and Ida Kother in Anselmo, Alberta. After attending high school in Edmonton, Merv was hired by the Dominion Bank in Edmonton. His career spanned 46 years, working for the Toronto Dominion Bank in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. He enjoyed his banking career and, most importantly, the lifelong friendships he made along the way. Merv wanted to acknowledge the importance and contributions to his life made by all the fine people he was fortunate to be associated with during his time with TD. Merv’s years of retirement in Calgary were spent enjoying gardening with his wife Mickey, and enjoying time with family and friends. He and his family have greatly valued the support and friendship of his neighbours over the past several years. He will be missed by his passing parade of four-legged friends who often stopped for a pat and a biscuit. Merv and family extend a special thanks to his family physician, Dr. Tarek Hawegi and the community Palliative Care Team. A poem written for Merv, at the time of his retirement, reflects the esteem and love we all have for him.
We’ll all really miss you, you’re one of a kind,
You’re caring and generous, one heck of a find,
When you leave us, an era will end,
As we say good-bye to you, our friend.
As per Merv’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Calgary Humane Society or any charity of your choice.
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