Merle Eden died peacefully at Au Diapason in Bromont after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Toronto on July 14, 1937 but, at the age of two, moved to Montreal which is where she grew up. Merle lived for five years in England with her husband and spent the last 50 years of her life in Knowlton. Merle was President of the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital Ladies’ auxiliary and volunteered as a teacher of reading to both adults and the young. She was also involved with the Walk for Women’s Cancers. She will always be remembered as a cheerful, kind and generous friend.
Her sister, Diane fondly remembers that Merle, although a year younger, was always the leader, full of good advice and “talked a blue streak” from an incredibly young age. The two sisters married brothers and travelled companionably together.
Merle Eden was predeceased by her husband George and brother John. She was a devoted sister to Diane, a great sister-in-law to Peter Harrison and a wonderful aunt to John, Stacey and Laurence, as well as stepmother to Francis.
Special thanks to Debbie and Danielle for their kindness and help. A celebration of Merle’s life will be held in Knowlton at a future date.
Donations to BMP Foundation: www.bmpfoundation.ca or Canadian Cancer Society: www.cancer.ca would be appreciated.