Sgt Mervin George Durham, MM (Ret'd)

    • L/Sgt Mervin George Durham, MM (Ret'd)
    • RCE GVIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Mervin George Durham on 26 May 2006 in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 84 years.

    Mervin joined the Canadian Army in 1939 at the age of 17 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War and, while serving in the 9th Field Squadron, was awarded the Military Medal for his actions during the Battle of Kapelsche Veer on the River Maas in Holland. 

    Following the war, Mervin pursued a career in the sales field until he retired and moved to Sturgis, SK in 1978. After 12 years, he and his wife moved to Saskatoon. Mervin was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63 in Saskatoon.

    A vigil for Mervin will be held on 29 May 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated the following day at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in  Saskatoon. Rite of Committal will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery's Field of Honour. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. Condolences on behalf of the family are being accepted at{dcJan19gd}