MERLING, Elizabeth Ann (nee Grexton)


Beloved wife and soul mate of George passed away at ARCH on Sunday November 12, 2017 at the age of 74, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Daughter of the late Ada and Ed Grexton and daughter in law of Marie and Frank Merling. Sister of Nancy, Jack (late Leitha), Bonnie (Bob) and the late Duane.

Mother to Ted (Annette), David (Julie), the late Kevin, Jamie (Theresa) and Jason. Chosen mother to Jason Johnson of Toronto and Peter Sloan of Sault Ste. Marie. Grandmother to Grant (Patricia), Melissa (Lyle), Brittany, Shannon, Sarina (Mitch), Katie, Joshua, Jessica and Courtney (Sam). Great Grandmother to 9.

Elizabeth was loved by many cherished extended family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to call at O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (215 St. James Street) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 1:00pm – 3:00p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel to follow at 3:00pm with Rev. Dr. David Zub officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff at ARCH staff and Dr. Booth for their care and compassion.

Memorial donations to ARCH, Tracy’s Dream or the Oddfellows would be appreciated.

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