Mervin Charles Pinkerton was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend who lived his best life. He left this world on June 10, 2021 at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary at the age of 87 years.
Mervin was born to Catherine and Frederic Pinkerton in Lethbridge on June 24, 1933, the first of three children. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Lou; his son Timothy Pinkerton; his mother and father; and his brother Robert Pinkerton. Mervin’s fabulous life will be forever cherished by his daughter and son-in-law, Tracey Pinkerton and Ernesto Ferreira; his grandchildren Shawna (Cameron) Bains of Calgary, Samantha Yanke of Calgary, David Ferreira and Michelle Ferreira, both of Toronto; and his great-granddaughter, Claire Bains. Mervin also leaves behind his sister, Maureen Jackson, of St. Albert, Alberta; his sisters-in-law, Biddy (Bob) Jacobs and Liz Patey; his daughter-in-law, Leanne Pinkerton; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. His “family” at the Lake Bonavista Village Senior’s Community was very important to him, both staff and residents. Helping people out, whether long-time residents, new “family” members or staff, gave him purpose, and his passing has left a void for everyone there.
Mervin enjoyed a rich life with Betty Lou. They travelled to many countries, on all but one continent, and loved time spent at the cabin at Shuswap Lake. As a young man, he was one of the youngest Air Cadets to earn his wings in Lethbridge at 16 years old. He was the former partner-owner of Forman’s Men’s Wear, and an active member of Kinsmen (and later K-40).
Mervin will be honoured at a small family tribute at the lake. Further information about a celebration will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, Merv would have preferred that a donation be made to Air Cadets (aircadetleague.com/donate/).
Thank you to the staff at Rockyview General Hospital, particularly on Unit 61. His stay there was brief, but their kindness and care were appreciated by both him and his daughter.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Mervin Charles Pinkerton June 24 1933 June 10 2021 (age 87)..
Décès pour la Ville: Calgary, Province: Alberta