Mervyn Arthur Lloyd Green, 62, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 26, 1998. He was born in Devlin, Ont. on Feb. 29, 1936, the eldest son of Lloyd and Thelma Green.
Mervyn worked for J.A. Mathieu at Sapawe, Canadian Charleston Ltd., Domtar, MacLeod Cockshutt Gold Mine, the Department of Highways, and Eric Rasinaho Contracting Ltd.
He moved to Atikokan in 1961, where he met and married Verlie Henderson in 1963. They had three children.
He is survived by his estranged wife, Verlie; daughters, Glenda (Shawn) Foster, and Gayle Green (Allen Martyn); and son, Gregory.
Also surviving is his mother, Thelma; sisters, Alverne (Walter) Boresiuk of Fort Frances, Ont., and Laverne (Elmer) Tozer of Atikokan, Ont.; brothers, Dean (Ann) of Chetwyn, B.C., David (Gail) of Nelson, B.C., and Larry (Candace) of Atikokan, Ont.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, great nieces, and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd; brother, Glen; and nieces, Beverley Boresiuk and Hillary Anderson (Green).
Merv was an avid hunter and fisherman who spent most of his free time in the bush with friends from Canada and United States. He also was an active member in the Moose Lodge and the Sunset Country Guides Association.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was held Friday, May 29, 1998 at the First Fellowship Baptist Church in Atikokan, with Rev. David Baxter officiating.
Honourary pallbearers were Milton Lampi, Eric Rasinaho, Wayne Learning, Shawn Foster, Allen Martyn, Bobby Davidson, Stan Smith, Elmer Tozer, Brian Quinn, Connie Wilson, Denise Parker, Barbara Taylor, and Michelle Van Diest.
Donations may be made to the Hemophilia Society or the charity of choice.