Passed away peacefully at Wyndham Manor in Oakville Ontario at 8:45 January 18, 2018 after many years of coping with Alzheimers.
Much loved son of the late Benjamin Foote Merwin and Dorothy (Cowcill) Merwin.
Cherished husband of Jane Taylor (Robertson) Merwin and beloved father of Robertson Benjamin Taylor Merwin (Vikki). Grandad Miles to Christopher, Alexander and Daniel.
Predeceased by sisters Peg Hewson (Geale) and Mary Jane Christakos (Harry) and brother Benjamin (Bud) Foote Merwin (Diane).
Miles grew up in Sudbury Ontario enjoying hockey and spending summers at his family’s timber camps. Miles graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA and then went on to Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the bar in 1960. Miles spent 27 years at Ford of Canada in the legal department.
He enjoyed Broadway plays, music and sports. Miles believed strongly in family and was active in the Miles Merwin (1623-1697) Association throughout his life.
Miles would always greet you with a smile and made sure you felt welcome. He will be greatly missed by many.
Visitation will be on Monday January 22, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St. Oakville. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William Street Oakville, on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 4:00pm followed by a reception at the Oakville Club 56 Water St.
In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful for donations to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Villages of Erin Meadows and Wyndham Manor for their loving care.