Merv Brandel

Merv Brandel

1948 - 2020

Dear friends, Merv, the love of my life, has decided to “go see for himself” after a 5 year battle with cancer. We have filled the days with gratitude, adventure and tons of love.

Merv was a kind, compassionate and loving man. As an artist, he lived his passion and mentored other artists to play in the paint. His extraordinary work can be viewed at www. He has left a legacy out in the world that brings joy to so many.

Merv rode motorcycles most of his life, and he always wanted a Harley. Being a practical guy, it took a terminal illness to justify spending the money for his dream bike. If you ever wanted to put a smile on Merv’s face, you just had to say “let’s go for a ride.”

We have recently received so many heartfelt messages from people who were a part of Merv’s life. They all wrote about his kindness and especially, his sense of humour. Merv’s greatest pleasure was the time spent with his friends and family. He loved to waterski, snow ski, play baseball and volleyball. He also loved to travel and meet new friends.

Merv’s easy going nature made us laugh, and we always felt loved and listened to. He was a simple man, full of humility and he had remarkable patience. His love for me was unconditional. We met on a blind date when I was 14 and we’ve never looked back.

His children, grandchildren, extended family and dear friends made his life rich. He will be greatly missed.

Thank you, Merv. It’s been a fabulous ride.

I love you,