Mrs. Ann Merritt passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Monday, October 15th, 2012 at the age of 77 years with her family at her side. A Celebration of Life service will be held from the Revelstoke Community Center on Monday afternoon, October 22nd at 1:30 pm with Reverend Ken Jones and Mr. Gary Sulz officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Railway Museum, Box 3018, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Ann.
Ann was born in Revelstoke on March 27, 1935 to well known residents Arvid and Janet Lundell. She lived most of her life in Revelstoke with the exception of some time spent in Vancouver, Kelowna and Chatham, Ontario. Ann met Lyle Merritt during her time in Kelowna and they were married in the Revelstoke United Church on June 8, 1957. They returned to Revelstoke permanently in 1963. Ann was involved in most sporting activities that her children participated in, from figure skating to minor hockey.
Ann was a great ambassador for the community of Revelstoke and volunteered on most community committees and organizations. Some of these included the Kinsmen and Kinettes, the Queen’s committee, B.C. Winter Games, the Heritage Society, the homecoming committee, the Railway Museum, the Red Hat Ladies group, the United Church Women and two terms as a city councillor for the City of Revelstoke. Ann will also be remembered for her work at the movie theatre, the Revelstoke Review – a long-time family business and People’s Drugs.
She was predeceased by her parents; Arvid and Janet Lundell; siblings Fred and Robert Lundell and by son, Craig Merritt. Ann is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lyle of Revelstoke; three children: Randy Merritt of Calgary, Tracey (Gord) Anton of Kelowna and Todd Merritt of Kelowna; six grandchildren: Mathew, Mitchell, Parker and Madison Merritt; Amy Anton and Andrea (Dimitri) Andrich and one great grandchild “on the way”; seven siblings: Brian (Dianne) Lundell of Victoria, John (aka Jug) Lundell of Nanaimo, Hartley (Marge) Lundell of Cranbrook, Liz Lundell of Victoria, Laurine White of Seattle, Pat Shepherd of Victoria and Sidney (Joan) Lundell of Tsawwassen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Ann’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke