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Mervin Ernie Miller
June 25, 1932 ~ March 5, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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It is with great love the family of Mervin Miller announce his passing on March 5, 2023 at the age of 90 years.
Mervin’s life will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 64 years Adeline, their three sons and their families; Brad (Doreen) Miller - Alisa, Travis (Kayla) and their children Kylie and Hayden. Son Wesley (Brenda) Miller - Billie-Lynn (Cody) Todd and their children Theran and Ellis, Dustin and son Brooks. Son Blair (Tamye) Miller - Taylor (Stéphane) Taillon and their children Isaac, Joël and Danielle, Amanda (Reagan) King and child Gabriel.
He is survived by 1 sister Merle (Brian) Short, 3 sister in-laws; Linda Schlaht, Violet Bauder, Irene Mertin as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mervin is predeceased by his parents Jake and Annie (Holstein) Miller, parent’s in-law Fred and Hertha (Ausmus) Mertin, brother’s in-law; Harvey Mertin, Fred Mertin, Lorne Schlaht and Bob Bauder, grandson Mitchell Miller, great grandson Samuel Todd and nephew Quentin Schlaht.
Mervin was born June 25, 1932 to Jake and Annie (Holstein) Miller on the homestead 4 miles south, 3 miles west of Leader. In 1940 at the age of 8 he moved into Leader with his parents.
Mervin attended school until grade 6, at which time he started farming with his dad.
Besides farming, Mervin’s top interests were hockey and baseball until one day at a sports day at Burstall, Mervin met the love of his life Adeline Mertin. They were married June 7, 1958. What a rock and cheerleader Adeline turned out to be in Mervin’s life.
Together they enjoyed many years making friendships while travelling to sports days, entertaining teams for suppers, team socials, and bus trips for hockey.
Mervin’s top priorities in life were sports related- mainly baseball and hockey.
Mervin was a member of the Leader Barons baseball team (1961-1983) that was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame on August 20, 2016.
Mervin was involved with the Senior Leader Flyers hockey team his whole life, playing goalie for years, at the time when there was no goalie equipment or goalie masks.
For the Leader Senior Flyers hockey team Mervin played many roles; player, coach, trainer, stick carrier, beer man and occasionally doctor stitching up the odd hockey wound. In 2004, Mervin’s hockey jersey #23 was retired.
Mervin instilled his love of sports onto his 3 sons. This is something that has been carried on through to his grand-children and great grand-children.
Mervin and Adeline also enjoyed camping and fishing. They spent many summer days down at the campsite by the river.
Mervin and Adeline cherished two great long-time friends and travel partners, Margaret and Gordon Miller.
In Mervin’s senior years, Mervin discovered his faith in Jesus and was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran church.
In later years on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Mervin enjoyed the “Old Mans Club” where he would meet the “Guys” for a drink and to play the machines.
Mervin’s other favorite hang out was down at the Miller Ford garage for coffee. We laughed that he didn’t pay any attention to coffee news, but was going down for the treats.
Celebration of Mervin’s life will be held Saturday March 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm at Leader Trinity Lutheran Church.
Following interment in Leader cemetery everyone is invited to gather for lunch and fellowship in the church basement.
As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Town of Leader – Zamboni fund.