27 Main St. County Road 8
P.O. Box 142
Elgin, ON K0G 1E0
Phone: 613 359-5555
Fax: 613 359-6329
Richard Merrick

Richard Allen "Dick" Merrick

Thursday, October 22nd, 1931 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Merrick ; Richard

Local artist, Richard (Dick) Allen Merrick, who made Westport his home 42 years ago with his artistic wife Pat, left this world April 8, 2020 in his 89th year to join his Lord. He is survived by his second wife of many years, Joyce Kayser with whom he spent time further developing an island home on Newboro Lake. Dick will be missed by his wife Joyce, daughters Susan Wells and Karen McEachern, sons-in-law Richard Wells and Rev. Rodger McEachern, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dick Merrick’s most lasting contribution to his community can be seen on Highway 42 where a two-storey tall, colourfully painted Bass built out of pop cans sways in the wind next to Norris Bait & Tackle. A celebration of life will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church in Westport and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto at a later date following the end of the pandemic.
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ron rollo

Posted at 11:11am
Joyce and family- I was honoured to know Richard for many years. It is one of my fondest memories to have been able to live in and enjoy the home he and Pat built by hand on Noonan Rd. I enjoyed the visits from you and Richard as you enjoyed your walk down Noonan as he inspected his handiwork . A craftsman and artist with many stories to share. He will be missed and it my privilege to have known him. All my best to you , Joyce, and to his family. Ron Rollo

Heather & Bob Logan

Posted at 03:35pm
Dear Joyce and families ~ We are sorry to hear of Richard's passing ~ a wonderful friend and brother in Christ. We miss him dearly, and pray the Lord will bless you with peace and comfort as you come to terms with this difficult loss. Sending big hugs your way.

Dennis Amacher

Posted at 10:54am
Dear Joyce and Families; Diane and I were saddened to hear of Richard's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet and Marty and the Mulville boys

Posted at 08:34am
So very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I have found memories of From the heart and the Stone Rd house. Thinking of all the family at this time,

Noreen Sullivan

Posted at 08:16pm
Sending my deepest sympathies at this sad time Joyce, and family. I had a very nice visit with Dick one day a few months ago while in at the grocery store. I had not known he was the artist who designed the large fish. It has always been quite amazing to see and now I shall always think of Dick every time I pass and admire his talent. Noreen Sullivan

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