Mervyn Poole, New Waterford

Mervyn Watkins Poole, New Waterford

1933 - 2023

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Obituary of Mervyn Watkins Poole, New Waterford

Im sad to announce the peaceful passing of Mervyn Watkins Poole on April 21, 2023 in the wonderful Maple Hill Manor.

Born in Pilley's Island, N D Bay, Nfld way back in 1933 to Dorman and Blanche Poole. Merv was brother to Cyril, Joyce, Winston, Edward, little Dorothy, Roy and Una; father to Richard, Susan and Jonathon; grandfather to Felicity, William, Ollie, Beth, Izzy, Thomas and Richard; great-grandfather to Harriet and Teddy.  Merv was a talented artist, musician and author; gifts that have been passed down the blood line to the following generations.

I know he would be the first to thank the amazing staff at Maple Hill Manor, whose love and devotion to him, and to all in their care, made his last years so wonderful.  On behalf of the whole family, I thank you all with all our hearts.

He never wanted fuss so there will simply be a cremation, after which, I will take him home and then to Pilley's and to Factory Cove.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Maple Hill Manor or to Mental Health Research Canada. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: