ACKER – Wilfred Mervyn, 88, of Caledonia, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Monday, February 20, 2017.
Born in Hunter’s Lodge, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Frederick and Ida (Goucher) Acker.
Wilfred was a long-time truck driver for Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited for over 35 years having the unique distinction of being accident free during his driving career. He enjoyed restoring antique bikes and taking care of his GMC trucks. A man of few words, Wilfred was known to be a thoughtful person with a great sense of humor who loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (McLean); his daughter Julianne Acker-Verney (Tim Verney) of Halifax; his son James of West Northfield ; his sister Florence “Effie” Ball of Bridgewater as well as nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Margaret Hoar, Olive Mansfield and infant sister Kathleen and his brothers Denis and L. Ellot.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Wilfred’s request, a graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Highland View Cemetery, Caledonia. No flowers. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Jamie, condolences to you and your family.
Bonnie Labrador/Jerry Mansfield
To Shirley, Julianne and Jamie
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bonnie Labrador & Jerry Mansfield
To: Shirley, Jamie and Julianne. Blair, Andrew and I, are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mervin was always a quiet, and pleasant man. He was an excellent neighbour, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Blair remembers him helping him with one of his cars. Ours thoughts are with you all. Sharing your memories, will help get you through this sad time. Hugs.
Rev Dr Doug Mailman
Mervin was a second dad to me.I have many fond memories of our time together.He will be missed
Vaughn and Kathy Rawding
Shirley, Jamie, Julie and Tim, Thinking of you all during this sad time, Cherish all your memories to help you through this difficult time.
Don and Elizabeth Webster
We are sad to read of Mervyn’s passing. Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy.
Don and Libbie
Shirley , Dan and I are very sorry to hear about Mervin .Were thinking about you and your family . Take care.
Donna Mikos (nee Conrad)
Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. May peace from a loving God and the love of family and friends bring you much comfort.
Remembering a very special grade 6 teacher from 1957 at Harmony school.
Donna (Conrad) Miklos
Noel & Jean Dexter
Shirley & family,
Sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing.
Cherish the memories and God Bless.
Stanley and Joan Canning
Shirley and Family,
Sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing. He will be sadly missed. Cherish the good memories you have of him. Please accept our Deepest Condolences at this very sad time
Shirley, Juli and Jamie,
Sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing. He was a wonderful person and a member of my extended family.
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of a very good friend in Mervyn Acker, Mervyn would always take the time to stop and have a yarn, I am thankful to have called him my friend. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Shirley and the rest of the family, Mervyn will be sadly missed but never forgotten, RIP my friend !!!!
Gary ,Toddy & Miranda Mansfield
Shirley and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing, hopefully your memories and love will help all of you through this difficult time . Our thoughts and Prayers are with you .
Claude and Debby Acker
Very sorry to hear of Uncles passing. Sending our love and prayers.
Claude and Debby Acker
Sending our love to you all at this time. Uncle always reminded me of Grampy ( Ellot ). Sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Robert and Alice (Acker) Agyekum
I was very sorry to read of the passing of Mr.Acker.
He shared a room at Queen’s General with my father last June, and our family got to know him.
He was such a pleasant fellow;and we found out how much he liked molasses cookies and rhubarb.
He talked about his family every day, and his deep love for you all was very evident. We are thinking of you all in your time of sorrow.
The Lewis family
So sorry for your loss
Terry &Sheila DeLong
Sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing. I have a lot of good memories of visiting your family with my parents. We shared much laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Mervyn.
Thinking of you all today, Rick and Darlene McCulloch
To the family of Wilfred Mervyn Acker, I extend my sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
With heartfelt sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Dwight and Daniel
Julianne and Tim…Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your dad. So well remember our wonderful visit with your mom and dad and the pride he had in showing us his garage and refurbished bikes.Sending hugs and love
Shirley and family
Just heard the sad news today and wanted to say how deeply sorry I am for your loss. He was truly and awesome husband and father ; just hold onto all the wonderful memories he gave each of you over the years…they will help see you through this difficult time. If there is anything \i can do please let me know. Much love
Margaret and Janet
Julie–thank you for letting me know about your father’s death. He was always a kind, gentle man.
Please accept our sympathy and empathy at this time. Please extend our sympathy to your mother and your brother.
Margaret and Janet
To the family
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Shirley and Family.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Keep the Memories close in your Heart..
Delbert R. Weare
Jamie, I am so sorry to hear you lost your Dad. Mervyn was a one of a kind gentleman and everyone who met him liked him. As a licensed mechanic I respected the way he drove the company trucks. When he came back at night the truck was in the same shape as when he left in the morning. He saved the company thousands of dollars in truck repair and up keep. Rest in Peace Dear Friend. My Condolences to all. Del Weare
Shirley and Family
I’m so sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing. Keep your family close and remember the happy memories.
Shirley, Jamie and Julie
So sorry to read of Mervyn’s passing. I remember him well from the times Jamie, Steven G., Dougie M., Braydon & Kevin A. and I would hang out at your place and tinker with our cars. I also remember the time I rode in the pulp truck with him into the mill and he encouraged me take the wheel on the return trip….he was a very nice man and will be missed by all who knew him.