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Ivan Charles Merlin 1939-2020

À l’hôpital Anna-Laberge de Châteauguay, est décédé paisiblement Ivan Charles Merlin. Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse bien-aimée Jean, ses fils Gary et Don (Verna), sa petite-fille Mélissa (sa fille Scarlett), ses petits-fils Nicholas (Denika) et Zachary (Emily). Ivan laisse également dans le deuil sa soeur Linda et son beau-frère Calvin Lamb. Il est prédédécé par son fils Randal, sa soeur et son beaux-frère Erna et Andrew Somerville et son beaux-frère Ken Lamb. Son absence sera ressentie par ses neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines ainsi que plusieurs amis de sa communauté.

La famille désire exprimer sa profonde gratitude à ceux qui l’ont visité à la maison, à l’équipe du C.L.S.C., les infirmiers/ères et les docteurs qui étaient impliqués dans ses soins à l’hôpital Barrie Memorial, l’hôpital Charles-Lemoyne et l’hôpital Anna-Laberge. Nous vous sommes reconnaissants pour l’amour, les câlins, les conversations intéressantes, les blagues ainsi que nos souvenirs partagés. Cela nous a aidés à passer les journées et à vivre le moment présent.

Des dons en sa mémoire peuvent être fait au Service des incendies de Hemmingford, à la Société Canadienne du cancer ou toute autre association ou fondation de votre choix. Une célébration hommage à sa vie, ainsi que son inhumation auront lieu à une date ultérieure.


Passed away peacefully at the Chateauguay Anna-Laberge Hospital. He leaves behind his loving wife Jean, their sons Gary and Don (Verna), his granddaughter Melissa and her daughter Scarlett, his grandsons Nicholas (Denika) and Zachary (Emily), Ivan’s sister Linda and his brother-in-law Calvin Lamb. He was predeceased by his son Randal, his sister and brother-in-law Erna and Andrew Somerville and his brother-in-law Ken Lamb. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends in the community.

The family wish to express their profound gratitute to those who visited him at home, the staff from the C.L.S.C, the nurses and doctors who were involved in his care at the Barrie Memorial Hospital, the Charles-Lemoyne Hospital and the Anna-Laberge Hospital. We are grateful for the love, hugs, interesting conversations, jokes and reminders of memories spent together. This helped to pass the time and to live in the moment.

Donation in his memory may be made to the Hemmingford Fire Department, to the Canadian Cancer Society or to an organization of your choice. A Celebration of Life and his burial will take place at an undecided date.

Serre & Finnegan





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We share your sorrow

Hi Jean, so sorry to hear about Ivan’s passing. Joanne and I pass along our sympathies to you and your family and hope that you find peace and happiness through the memories of your lives together. I want to thank you for your music contribution at my father’s funeral in August, very thoughtful and appreciated.
Best wishes to you,
Davey & Joanne Hughes

David Hughes

Toutes nos pensées sont avec vous en ce jour de deuil

Our thoughts are with you, Jean, and your whole family. Our deepest sympathies and at least he is no longer suffering. Hugs xx

Audrey and Noël Lefebvre

Our condolences

Jean and Family – our thoughts and prayers go out to you all in the passing of Ivan. We had many good times together and lots of happy and joyful memories – loved his smile.

Dorothy and Jimmy Barr

Toutes nos condoléances

My sincere sympathy to the family


Toutes nos condoléances

Mes sympathies à la famille.

Christiane Poissant

Our condolences

Our deepest sympathies to Jean, Gary and Don. My Ivan rest in peace.
Eileen and Dorothy Cleland

Dorothy Cleland

Our condolences

My deepest sympathy to Jean, Gary and Don. I’m so glad to have visited Ivan at home last week.
May peace be with you my long time friend!

rick zdybel

Toutes nos condoléances

toutes mes condoleances jean et pour la famille

Lyne Poissant

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I use to work at the Post Office in Hemmingford and i’m very very sad for your lost. We use to have long conversation about all kinds of subject and his smile was always a blessing for me, especially when I would have a bad day.

Goodbye Mr. Merlin, be in peace with your son, and i was very please everytime you would come and chat a little while with me.

Joyce Lapensée

Toutes nos condoléances

Ivan was a much appreciated colleague during all these years at work

Our deepest sympathies to you Jean and to all your family

Rita & Léonard Pié

Toutes nos condoléances

My condolences to Jean and all of the family. I will miss seeing Ivan walking, I will miss his smile and our long chit chats that sometimes made him late for his crib games with Jean. My thought and prayers are with all of you. He will be missed.

Gina Gagne

Our condolences

Our sympathy to you and your family Jean.

Myrna Paquette

Toutes nos condoléances

Our deepests sympathies to you Jean, Don and Gary and families
RIP Ivan

Renée Bariteau et Gérald Smith

The Angels in Paradise are welcoming

My sincere sympathy to the family, he was a great guy and will be sadly missed. RIP Ivan!

Sheryl Orr

Toutes nos condoléances

My condolences to all your family !

Mario Dame

May God accompany you in this hardship

Our sympathies to all the family. Our prayers for His abiding peace to comfort you at this time.

Pierre & Debbie Fortin

May peace be with you

My condolences to all of you. I was very sorry to hear this but having spoken to him several times over the past year, I know his is now in a better place.

Donny Keddy

Toutes nos condoléances

Out deepest sympathies to the families from Laurent Fortin &Francine Bourdeau

Larry Fortin

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To the family our condolences.
May he Rest In Peace!

Marilyn Mallet (Cernivz) and family

The Angels in Paradise are welcoming

Ivan will be missed. He was a good man. Sincere condolences Jean, Don & Gary. May you find peace during these trying times.

Dan Patenaude

Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief

So sad to hear of his passing. May all the good times help ease your sorrow. Thinking of you all.

David & Donna Napper

Toutes nos condoléances

Ivan was the first person I met in Hemmingford. He was a great neighbour and friend. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family Jean. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

George and Roberta Barrington

Our condolences

Very sorry to hear of your loss .

Kathy Orr

May peace be with you

My thoughts are with you… I will all keep good memories of Ivan and his contagious smile… My sympathies to all the family

Line Pothier

Toutes nos condoléances

Sad to hear this news. The Priest family offers condolences to Jean, Gary, Don and Randy (beyond).

Richard Priest

Toutes nos condoléances

Jean and Merlin families,
You are in my thoughts as you grieve your loss.
Keep your memories of happy times. Sincere sympathy.
Shirley & Helen

Shirley Simpson

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We have just been informed of Ivan’s passing . We all know that one day life stops for each one of us. Just a few words although sincere, will not change this sad event. Nevertheless, we are offering our deepest compassion to you Jean and to all of your family.
I share your grief but can not find words to express completely.
In friendship
I have lost my mentor.
Michel Fortin & Ginette

Michel Fortin

Nous partageons votre chagrin

So sorry to hear. Ivan was a long time friend and will be surely be missed.

Kevin Cookman

Toutes nos condoléances

Our deepest sympathies Jean , Gary , Don and families .

Allister and Carol McIntyre