Friday, October 10, 2008

Meryln Lynds - My Dad

LYNDS, Merlyn Russell - 72, Wilmot, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 3, 2008, while enjoying the outdoors that he loved so much. Born in Melvern Square, he was a son of the late Russell Lee and Mary (Demmons) Lynds. Prior to retirement he had a career as a dental technician with Modern Dental, Halifax. Merlyn was an avid outdoorsman, who particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving besides his wife, the former Gloria Hounsell are daughters, Christine Lynds, Ottawa; Nadine (Doug) Allen, Fort McMurray, Alta., and her twin brother, Darrell (Catherine) Lynds, Cold Lake, Alta.; stepsons, John (Lisa) Hounsell, Dartmouth; Walter Croft, Ontario.; sister, Anne Hache, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Adam, Erin, Nicole, Jennifer, Daniel, Andrew, as well as great-grandson, Brady. He was predeceased by an infant brother. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. (902) 825-3448. Following visitation, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2 p.m. in Melvern Square Baptist Church, Rev. Sharon Budd officiating, with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Melvern Square. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made through: My dad died doing something that he loved to do – hunting – surrounded by nature. I’m thankful that he didn’t suffer. His ashes were buried with his mother, behind the church where his parents were married, and beside the house where he grew up.

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