Obituary — Peter Merkley

Peter Merkley
Retired Ontario Provincial Police Officer
(October 21, 1947 – June 8, 2017)

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Fairview Manor, Almonte on Thursday, June 8. Beloved husband and best friend for 48 years to Karen (nee Johnson).  Loving father to Edward “Ed” of Carleton Place and Angie Kennedy-Merkley of Stittsville.  Dear son of Madeline Morrison (formerly Merkley, nee Marcellus) of Stittsville and the late Carl G. Merkley.  Dear brother to Brenda Edwards-Merkley of Nepean. Proud Poppy to his 5 grandchildren Alison, Jake, Hannah, Emma and Abigail.  Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements
A Memorial service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, 62 Queen St., Chesterville on Thursday June 15 at 11:30 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

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