MERVIN FRED ERICKSON
August 31st, 1932 – April 6th, 2022
It is with heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Mervin “Merv” Erickson, aged 89 years of Moose Jaw, SK on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.
Mervin was born on August 31st, 1932 in the St. Boswell area but lived the majority of his life in Moose Jaw. Merv met and married Doreen Ann Gomme on January 21st, 1961 and together they had 3 children. He was a journeyman carpenter and worked out of town a lot in his younger years, had his own carpentry business for a few years, and retired from carpentry at Valley View Center at the age of 65. Merv met and worked with a lot of other carpenters/friends that were special to him.
For those who knew Merv, they would know he had a love for camping, fishing, hunting, afternoon coffees with his friends, watching sports and wrestling on TV, playing cribbage or card games (which he did not like to lose), overlooking other’s projects, spending his winters attending the Moose Jaw Warrior Games, and would tear up a dance floor two-stepping. He enjoyed anytime he could spend with his family and friends, who he loved. Merv will be deeply missed by all who came to know him.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Doreen; his infant sister; sister, Dorothy McPherson; and great-grandson, Carter Deitz. Merv leaves to mourn, his children: Wendy (Dale) Duzan, Shelly (Randy) Logan, and Bryan Erickson; grandchildren: Michelle, Dalton (Rene), Derek (Amy), Rick (Jodi), Ryan (Tayla), Danielle (Adam), Misty (Brad), Ash (Eli), Devin (Chelsey), Colby (Katie), and Taygan (Jessie); 22 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Chez Nous and The Bentley.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Dave Foley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Merv’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550