Obituary of William Crosby Merrifield
Very peacefully, at University Hospital on June 4th, 2020, Mr. William Crosby Merrifield, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late (May 28, 2008) June Isobel Merrifield (nee Donaldson). Predeceased by their son (October 3rd, 2011) William Gordon (Bill Jr.) Loving father to Bill Jr. (Christine), Donna Riddle (Kevin), Carol Paino (Angelo), and Jim (Michelle). Gramps to Christopher (Lorrie), and Michael (Theresa). Cherished Papa to Chae (Brett), Sienna (Daniel), Tanys (Jake), Mark, and Matthew. Great-Grampa to Olivia, Isabel and our newest little bundle, Brinley. During his younger years, Bill was in the Military, earned his private pilot license, was an Officer with the London Police Service, and later worked at Northern Telecom until his retirement. Bill was a quiet, generous, witty man, always ready to lend a hand to people in need, and he could fix anything! He was like a second dad to many of our friends, and an amazing father figure to Chae, Sienna & Tanys during their childhood. Thanks to all our friends and family for your support during this very difficult time. Thanks to the Palliative Care Team at U.H., with sincerest respect and gratitude to Wendy McEwen, Nurse Practitioner for her kind and gentle care of our Pops, and support for Carol & Sienna, and to Donna Chapman, Spiritual Care Practitioner, for prayers and visits with Bill. Thanks also to Bill’s friends at the Church of God International, Kiwanis Senior’s Centre, London Ontario, for their calls, group phone prayer meeting and continued prayers for our family. Cremation has taken place and at Mr. Merrifield’s request, immediate family attended his burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in London, Ontario. A private, family Celebration of Life will take place at a future date.