Mervin Kenneth Fladager, age 83, passed away peacefully at Heritage Village, in Chilliwack, BC on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.
He was born to Albert and Eva Fladager on June 30, 1926 in Weyburn, SK.
Mervin received most of his schooling Weyburn, served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War, owned a jewellery store and went on to be an instrument mechanic in various mills in Woodfibre, BC, Hinton, BC, and Missoula, MT. He endured numerous physical challenges following an accident at the mill at about 40 years of age. He overcame many of those challenges by sheer determination, will and an incredible sense of humor. His leisure activities included golfing, bowling and playing crib. He resided in Mission, Vedder and Heritage Village, Chilliwack in recent years.
He was predeceased by his parents Albert Fladager and Eva Leask, his son Kenneth Fladager and sister Marliene Johnson.
He leaves to mourn two sons, Bob (Rosemarie) of Mission; Lane of Missoula, MT; six grandchildren, Kristina (Langley), Alicia (North Vancouver), Natasha and Angela (Burnaby), Shan and Amanda (Missoula); one great-grandchild, Zachary; two sisters, Lorraine Fladager (Dawson Creek) and Gloria (Barry) Holt (Calgary); numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends. A special thank you is extended to all the nursing staff and care workers at Heritage Village and his advocate, Evelyn Enns, who cared for Mervin during the past 13 years.
A memorial service was held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280, Vedder, at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 11, 2009. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.