Mervin Quechuck

Quechuck Mervin beloved husband of Audrey Quechuck passed away Sunday evening June 9, 2013 at Quesnel Hospice House after his brief battle with cancer; he was 65 years of age. Mervin was born in Swan Plain Saskatchewan on February 11, 1948, the only son of Mike and Lillian Quechuck. Mervin moved to Quesnel BC in 1963 where he worked in the logging industry, owned Quesnel Courier and Taxi Company, and was employed for the past 4 years at the local CO-OP. On July 10, 1971 Mervin was united in marriage to Audrey Deters at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. The couple continued to live in Quesnel and had 5 children Blaine, Selena (Matt) Gook, Jason, Shaun, and Paige (Dana) Flanagan. Mervin had 4 grandchildren that he was immensely proud of Jordan Quechuck son of Shaun, Travis Gook son of Selena and Matt and Kayla and Kassidy Flanagan daughters of Paige and Dana. Mervin was an active member of the local Knights of Columbus and could be seen working at the Knights Concession at Billy Barker Days, 4H Events and the Quesnel and District Twin Arenas. Mervin was an active member of his parish by volunteering to work at the monthly Sunday pancake breakfasts, Lobster dinners in the early 1980’s and the recent fundraising dinners for St. Ann’s School. Mervin was predeceased by his parents Mike and Lillian Quechuck. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Audrey their 5 children and 4 grandchildren and his only sister Marian (Pete) Rudachyk of Norquay Saskatchewan. Prayer services were held on Friday June 14, 2013 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Saturday June 15, 2013 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Rev. Martin Peyton as celebrant. Internment followed in the Quesnel City Cemetery with Keith Holtzman, Dan Canuel, Lawrence Derkatch, Jim Worobetz, Eugene Holowachuk and Mike Kampman as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers Mervin requested to have a memorial fund set up with the Knights of Columbus to hold an annual Christmas dinner for the less fortunate in our community. If you wish to donate to this event please contact St. Ann’s Parish. Audrey and the family would like to thank Dr. van Dyk, the nurses at GR Baker Hospital, the Nurses and Volunteers at the Quesnel Hospice House and the Doctors, Technicians and staff at the Prince George Cancer Center for the compassionate care they gave Mervin during his illness. They would also like to thank the many people that sent cards, food, flowers, and prayers to Mervin and the family.

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