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John Merryfield

John Merryfield, born March 11, 1921 in Saint John, New Brunswick, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Beamsville, Ontario.
He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Julia Merryfield, and his wife of 60 years, Ethel Gertrude (Miller); survived by daughters Carol Elgner and Janet Ethel Merryfield, grandchildren Mark and Neil Elgner, and Laura (Elgner) Howarth. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Ethan Howarth, Ella and Jaxon Elgner, and Olive Elgner.
John was an adherent of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Grimsby. As a Mason, he was a Life Member of Acacia Lodge #49, F & AM, Moncton, New Brunswick (inducted in 1948). He was also a member of Union Lodge #7, AF & AM, Grimsby. His other Masonic associations were in Hamilton with both the Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies. He was an active member of the Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton, and the Lakeview Chapter #79, Order of the Eastern Star, Burlington. As a Shriner, he was a member of Rameses Temple, Toronto. John began his own company in 1974, as a Manufacturer’s Agent in Hardware Distribution, representing companies from Canada, the United States, Great Britain and the Far East. He retired in 1991.
Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Thursday, January 21, 2016, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. followed by a Masonic tribute and Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Lawn Cemetery then a reception at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada (a favourite of John’s) at 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3R3.
Online condolences made be made to www.smithsfh.com.




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