Merle is predeceased by her husband Reg Burrows;
her parents William and Reta Thompson;
her siblings Robert, Neva, Betty, Bill and her stepdaughter Catherine.
She is survived by her stepchildren Debra, Robert (Darlene), Barbara
and wonderful grandchildren Regan and Chase, her nieces and nephews,
brother-in-law Eric McIntyre and wonderful caregiver and sister-in-law Gwen Thompson.
I loved them all.
Merle worked for Bell for 33 years; from Thunder Bay to Newfoundland
and a few stops in between. She enjoyed her work and the many friends she made.
She liked traveling and made many trips.
She took a two and a half month tour of Australia and
the Orient, Jerusalem and the Mediterranean Islands.
A cruise to Alaska and many cruises in the Caribbean;
Florida, Aruba and Mexico for winter vacations.
She enjoyed Christmas on the West Coast with family.
Merle made many friends playing bridge – sorry for all the flubs.
I hope you remember only the good bids. Thank you to all my friends
for all their treats, gifts, cards and visits.
Merle enjoyed her Church and would like to say thank you to Rev. Andrew Wilson and
Rev. Joyce Blackburn, Tod Lavender, Dr. Higgins and staff, KRCC and staff
and nurses Joscelyn and Marissa.
As per Merle’s wishes cremation has taken place.
A Graveside Service will be held at the
Wellington Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would
be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the
Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington, ON
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