Merle FAULKNER

FAULKNER, Merle It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Merle Kedy Faulkner on December 11, 2010. He was born June 15, 1935 in Lower Selma, N.S. to Guy and Marie Faulkner, and was predeceased by his loving wife, Carole of 48 years, on October 5, 2009. Merle is survived by his son David (Melissa) and grandson Sean, son Bruce (Elizabeth) and granddaughter Rosanna, daughter Janet (Darren), sister Muriel, brother Lawson (Doreen), nieces and nephews, especially Hugh (Avis) and Margaret, and cousin Rhoda. Merle began his career with Esso Imperial Oil Co. in Halifax, NS. From there he ventured to Libya, Texas and Malaysia, finally retiring in Kelowna, B.C. after 35 years with Exxon. During their years overseas, Merle and Carole explored the world. They loved traveling and all the experiences that came with their adventures. He loved the time spent on the ski slopes or boating on the lake but the best of times were had in the company of friends and family. Merle lived life with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor that was backed by an amazing inner strength, despite the ravages of severe rheumatoid arthritis. The family wishes to thank Don and Doreen Johnson, Linda and Darwin Kramer, Bob Ann Dziver and especially Merleā€™s dear friend Ray Dziver for all their care and support. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday the 5th of February at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. (250)860-7077. Online condolences may be offered at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Arthritis Society. www.arthritis.ca