HARDY Merle Francis. It is with sadness we announce the passing of Merle at the age of 93 on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Merle was born in Winnipeg, MB on October 16, 1918. Merle is survived by her son Gordon (Janet) and their children Carrie (Jesse), Cameron (Dayna) and Laura (Chris); her daughter Jane (Richard); grandchildren Todd (Catherine), Jordan (Lenka) and Krista (James); and her brother Gordon (Jean). Jessica, Austin, Hunter, Rachel, Madilyn, Keenan, Brooklyn and Nila (Merle’s great grandchildren) will also miss her. Merle was predeceased by her husband Norris, daughter Wendy, son-in-law Terry, and sister Madlyn. Merle’s passion was travelling and meeting people. Her friends around the globe will cherish the memories they have of her. To celebrate Merle’s life, a gathering will be held in August. No flowers by request.

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