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MERKEL, George R.H.
September 1924 - November 2019
Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, Scarborough, Toronto, GTA, Ontario, Canada
Merkel, George H.R. September 8th, 1924 to November 29th, 2019 Passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital in his 95th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Jeannette (2009). Loving father of Bev (Doug), Brenda(Bruce), Dale, David(Sanysa) and Doug(Pam). Devoted and proud Opa of Ashley, Sara, Taylor (Irene), Andrew (mother Nancy), Eric (mother Nancy), Jake, Alexandra and William. Great Grandfather to Jeremy, Jase, Elsie and Olivia. George founded Eastern Refrigeration Supply Company Limited in 1963, which grew into an incredibly successful business that included his daughter Bev and sons David and Doug. As much as George loved working, his family meant the world to him. Numerous hours were spent making home movies, capturing special moments and turning them into lasting memories. George will forever be remembered for his wonderful smile, quick wit and his ability to fix or repair just about anything. The family wishes to thank George’s homecare nurses, Vilma and Rose as well as the healthcare professionals on the Palliative Care floor at Markham Stouffville Hospital for their exceptional care. A celebration of life will take place in the new year.

Messages of Condolence

My deepest condolences to the Merkel family. Mr. Merkel was a great man. It was a great honor to work and learn from him.
David DeFreitas
Markham December 12, 2019
George Merkel, through your endless hard work and determination we helped better our associates quality of life.Thank you for your leader... Read more Michael & Hilda Chimienti
Aurora December 10, 2019
George Merkel you’re always going to be remembered and our family’s hearts , working for the Merkel family Was a pleasure and an honour, ... Read more Jason Nusseiri
Stouffville December 05, 2019
It was a pleasure in knowing such a great man, boss and mentor. From our family to yours we wish you our deepest condolences at this time... Read more Will McConnell & Family
Scarborough December 05, 2019
David and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful father George. He was such an enjoyable man to b... Read more Bil and Johan Snowball
Markham December 02, 2019
Mr. Merkel was an “ ICON “ and will be missed by many.
Sam & Pearl Backus
St. Catharines, Ontario December 02, 2019
George was one of a Kind, an Icon and a Gentle Giant of our Industry. He will be missed by All. My condolences to the entire Merkel Family... Read more Alwyn A Mendes
Toronto December 02, 2019
My deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Willy Bertola
Aurora December 02, 2019
Mr. Merkel was a very kind and special dad. He was always so generous and hospitable. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten. We ... Read more Eliot and Janene Ewald
North Carolina December 02, 2019
George was a man with great integrity, who spoke with candor, had a great sense of humour, defined what hard work means & above all else l... Read more Michael & Alex
Toronto December 01, 2019
Mr Merkel was a great man and will be missed . Many good memories.
Don MacLeod & Family
Markham December 01, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to the family of an incredible man who was passionate about his family. George, we know that you will continue... Read more Wayne Kalinski
Orangeville December 01, 2019
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Tom & Michelle Hamilton
Scarborough December 01, 2019

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