We regret to announce that Merlin (Arnold John) Bruce passed away in Edmonton, AB on August 6, 2021 after battling a brief illness. Merlin is survived by his son Chad (Vita), granddaughter Sophia, and brothers Marvin and Roger. He was predeceased by his wife Beverley in December 2020, his parents John and Sophie, his sisters Janet and Eleanor and his brother Elmer.
Merlin was born in Camrose, AB on December 28, 1943 and grew up on a farm in the area supported by the strong local community. He married his wife Bev in 1968 and eventually settled in their lifelong home in Leduc in 1972. Being an auto mechanic was both his profession and hobby. He willingly surrendered countless hours helping friends and family while also restoring his own cars. He enjoyed camping including as a Cub leader, playing cards, and devotedly following Edmonton’s sports teams.
Merlin will be interred with his family at Skudesness Lutheran Church near Camrose (Bawlf). A Celebration of Life will be held for both Merlin and Bev as soon as it is possible to do so. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Cerebral Palsy Alberta www.cpalberta.com/donate-now.
Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688