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Mervin Douglas Hitchcock

July 17, 1943 – Jan. 12, 2013

“Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal

Love leaves a memory no one can steal”

Mervin Douglas Hitchcock was born July 17, 1943 at the Red Cross Outpost Hospital near Prairie River, Sask, the 3rd child to Warren & Leta Hitchcock. He grew up and graduated from school at Carrigana, Sask. Mervin worked in the Coop Retail Stores for 40 years, firstly in Porcupine Plain, Lanigan and Rocanville, Sask. and then Coronation and Ponoka, AB. Mervin later worked with the UFA Farm Supply Coop until his retirement in 2002. Following his retirement, Mervin continued to enjoy customer contact with part-time employment at the Ponoka Coop Oils until the time of his death. Mervin was married to Sylvia Dunham in July 1968 at Foxwarren, MB and was thrilled when his daughter, Natasha, arrived in 1977. Mervin’s favorite pastimes included family camping trips, golfing, bowling, reading, crossword puzzles, visiting with family & friends, and his community service with the Lions Club. He was proud knowing that his dedication to various Lions Club projects helped to enrich the lives of others in his community, young and old. Mervin had a love for all children, but nothing compared to his love for his precious grandchildren, Braelynn and Addison. Nothing made him happier than having the opportunity to play rambunctiously with them, or to sit quietly in his chair with a child in each arm. Mervin is lovingly survived by Sylvia, his wife of 44 years; his daughter Natasha and son-in-law Brandon; grand daughters Braelynn and Addison; brothers Glen(Rita) and Lorne(Isabel) ; sister Marlene(Jim); sisters-in-law Lorraine and Gloria; brother-in-law Ron(Jen); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Warren & Leta Hitchcock and his brother Keith. A Funeral Service was held at the Ponoka United Church on January 17, 2013 with Rev. Beatrix Schirner officiating. The Interment Service was at the Forest Home Cemetery, Ponoka. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S. or any charity of your choice. To express condolences to Mervin Hitchcock’s Family please visit

Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home

~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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