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123 King Street East
Forest, ON N0N 1J0
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Merriel Thomas

Merriel Joan Thomas (Wilson)

Thursday, December 2nd, 1943 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Merriel Joan Thomas nee Wilson of Bosanquet Township, passed away Saturday, July 25th, 2020, at her home in Forest at the age of 76.

The beloved wife of the late Fred Thomas (2001), together Fred and Merriel raised their family of Norm & Myrna, Jeff & Gloria. Merriel was the loved grandmother of Zachery, Seth, Luke, Tom, and Emily.

Raised in a large family of ten siblings, Merriel is predeceased by her parents and three siblings. A woman who was commited to her family, Merriel loved raising horses, and took great pride in her bounty of colourful flowers. Family and friends remember Merriel as a determined, strong will woman; the solid support behind her husband and family.

A private funeral service will take place at the Arkona Cemetery, on Townsend Line in Arkona on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Family are encouraged touch on the RSVP tab below the service details if attending for required contact tracing. Donations are appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest, 519-786-4964. Please share a memory or condolence at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com

All have been affected by the recent changes due to COVID-19. Please click on the RSVP button below the service details if you will be attending for required contact tracing. For further information on directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please click the link here: https://thebao.ca/covid-19-update-links.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Arkona Cemetery
    Address
    8628 Townsend Line
    ARKONA, ON N0M 1B0
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    Notes
    Family and friends remember Merriel as a determined, strong will woman; the solid support behind her husband and family. A private funeral service will take place at the Arkona Cemetery, on Townsend Line in Arkona on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
    Officiant
    Heather Jennings
  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Arkona Cemetery
    Address
    8628 Townsend Line, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0
    ARKONA, ON N0M 1B0
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Ivan and Sue McDonald

Posted at 11:08am
From Ivan and Sue McDonald. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
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Liz (Emerson)Zavitx

Posted at 11:49pm
On behalf of myself and my family and the Emerson family we would like to extend our deepest sympathy at this time to each and everyone of you...loosing a mother is truly hard and you never get over it you learn to go on but never get over it...Norma was married to my Uncle Bill my moms brother...we lived on Pettycoat Lane so we new the Thomas,s, the service was nicely done in so many ways...hold on to your memories no one can take those away...cherish them...and God comfort each if you and take care of one another in these difficult times we are in..again I am truly sorry for your loss..I knew your grandma Gladys she was a surviver and so are all of you..respectfully Liz Zavitz on behalf of myself and the Emerson family
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Linda Koolen

Posted at 12:34pm
I remember Merriel and her younger siblings from school days at S.S. # 6 Bosanquet. Linda ( Edwards) Koolen
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Marsha Williams

Posted at 10:17am
Saturday mornings at 8:30 will not be the same. Merriel would arrive at 8:30 on the dot, for her hair appointment. We would
talk about her vacations with Fred, what she baked that week and of course her family, which she was so proud of and of course maybe a little local gossip, then off she would go at 9 with a "see you next Sat., same time unless I need you before." I will miss you Merriel this Saturday and the Saturdays to follow. Rest In Peace.
To Jeff, Norm and Families my deepest condolences. Marsha Williams
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Anne

Posted at 09:04am
So9 sorry to hear of Merriel's passing. My deepest condolences go to you all. We had a lot of trips and dinners together as both our husbands were on council and in County counsel together. So sorry I postponed my last visit to her place in Forest. May you have peace knowing she is now out of pain .Love Anne Wight
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