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Mervyn Peter Reader passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Lakeview Pioneer Lodge in Wakaw, SK at the age of 73 years.

Mervyn was born December 2, 1945 to Peter and Lily Reider. Mervyn lived in White Fox, SK, until he was 6, when they moved to Prince George, BC. The family moved back to White Fox, SK. 3 years later, where they stayed through his school years. Merv moved to Saskatoon, and while there, began dating Sharon Walker. They married on July 2, 1966. During this time, Merv started working for what would become the Sask Water Dept., spending over 30 years with the company. Merv and his family settled in Moose Jaw, but his work saw him travelling all over the province. Towards the end of his career, he and Sharon moved to the town of Wakaw. After his retirement in 2003, Merv took his love of travelling and turned it into a retirement job, as he began trucking for Yanke. He and Sharon were able to travel all over Canada and the US, visiting family and friends along the way. 

Merv loved his time spent coaching his sons, and being the “team dad” for countless kids over the years on the ball diamonds, football fields, and basketball courts all over the country. He was even more proud watching his grandchildren perform in games, matches, concerts, and plays. 

Merv leaves behind many who loved him, including his two sons: Shane (Reanne) and Jamie (Cheri). His grandchildren: Emilie Reider, Sophie Reider, Treyton Reider, and Logan Reider. His siblings: Edwin Reider (Eileen), Walt Reider, and Debbie Starkell, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded by his parents Peter and Lily Reider, his wife, Sharon, and his son, Shannon.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Lakeview Pioneer Lodge nursing home for the loving care they have shown him. A graveside service was held at the Garrick Community Cemetery on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Garrick hall. Donations in memory of Merv may be directed to a charity of personal choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Marc Blondeau of Kushneryk Funeral Service, Wakaw, SK, 306-233-4403.

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