On November 15, 2020 with heavy hearts we witnessed the passing of a dear Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and Friend.
Mervin Edward Manko passed away at McCreary Alonsa Health Centre at the age of 85 years.
Mervin was born on October 26, 1935 to John & Mary Manko at Glenhope. He attended school at Glenhope to grade 8 then stayed home to help on the farm for awhile. He then ventured to Winnipeg to work on a fur farm, car jockey then off to Gillam to work on the Mid Canada Line along with many others from McCreary area.
In 1957 Mervin married Edna Butterfield and they raised a family of 5 + children. Faron, Tamie (Albert), Tim (Heather), Donna (Wade), Jason (Barb) & Crystal (Chad). There are 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
After their marriage Mervin worked on construction and in different garages in McCreary before going to Winnipeg to get his papers as a licensed mechanic in 1968. In 1970 he opened a small garage of his own on the farm and the business followed him home. Between farming, mechanics and working part time at the McCreary Hospital he ended his career at the hospital in 2000.
Mervin’s favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, taking drives around the country and his daily games of solitaire. Most of all he loved to have his family very close by and enjoyed many happy gatherings with them all together.
There will be no funeral service at this time. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
We would like to thank all the health care workers who looked after Mervin the last couple of months (some a number of years) and also Clarke’s Funeral Home of Gladstone. Thanks to all for the food, cards and support we received at home.
God Bless You All
Edna Manko & Family
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