Forever in our Hearts and Memories
Peacefully passed away in the presence of his family at the Village of Sandalwood Park Nursing Home in Brampton on December 29th, 2017 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of the late Betty Woods (nee Scott) who passed away in 2014. Thisspecial couple were married for 69 years.
Devoted father to Don (Valdina), Howard (Bonnie) and Rob (Gayle). Loving Grandfather of Scott, Craig (Erin), Shaun (Terra), Brandie (Nathan), Shannon (Pat), Rachel and Ryan. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Betty Scott. Special Uncle of Brenda (Chris) and Brian. Merrill cherished all his family, especially his four great-grandchildren – Georgia, Colton, Dahlia and Niya. Long-time friend and colleague of Dick Overland of Toronto.
Merrill was a WWII Veteran who served in the Canadian Navy as a Morse Code Operator on a Corvette ship. Thanks to Veterans Canada for their support. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1945, Merrill worked at Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1983.
The family is very grateful for the exceptional care Merrill received from the kind and devoted staff including Dr.
Earle at The Village of Sandalwood Park Nursing Home. Staff members took care of Merrill like he was one of their own and often called him “Dad.”
Private Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to Scott Funeral Home “Brampton Chapel” (289 Main Street North) on Monday January 15th, 2018 from 10 – 11 AM. A Memorial Service will commence at 11 AM in the Scott Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment at Brampton Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Merrill to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Merrill Maxwell Woods 2018.source