A long-time resident of Powell River, BC, Mervin passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 83. Survived by his loving family: sons: Philip Derkatch (Gina) of Powell River, Marvin Derkatch (Eileen) of Kelowna; daughter Donna Hagon (Trevor) of Powell River; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters: Lillian Baillie and Florence Williams both of Powell River. Predeceased by his brother Chester (Bert) Derkatch. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.