Paul Joseph Merk

Paul Joseph Merk

Dec 5, 2017
Passed away suddenly at the age of 86 on December 5, 2017. 

He was born in Switzerland where he apprenticed as a Radio Technician and worked for Brown Bovery.  After coming to Canada In 1954, he was employed in Montreal by Canadian Marconi as an electronics engineer in design and development. 

He also spent 8 months working in Libya, after which he met his wife, Rosemary, in Switzerland. They married in Canada in 1960 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage, together raising their three children, Martin, Gabrielle and Andrea. 

In 1973, Paul moved the family to Winfield, BC, where he tirelessly ran a very productive orchard, often experimenting with new methods and varieties. Soon after Paul moved to the Okanagan, he also began working part-time at the Kelowna General Hospital in the Biomed Department. He retired in 1996.

Paul’s employers and colleagues always appreciated his ability to trouble-shoot anything electrical or mechanical as well as his strong work ethic. In his spare time, Paul enjoyed reading, lifelong learning, woodworking projects, investing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his three children and his six grandchildren, Joel, Lisa, Ryan, Danae, Joshua and Jeffrey.  He will be greatly missed by all. 

Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. 

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