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Rod Merritt

Rod Wayne Merritt

Saturday, July 12th, 1952 - Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Rod Merritt: son, brother, uncle & friend. It is with great sadness that the family of Rod Merritt announce his passing on Monday, July 15th 2019. Rod passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 67 years of age. Throughout Rod's life he was a talented sportsman, involved in hockey, fastball, broomball, billiards and golf. His accolades and achievements filled his basement and garage with trophies, pictures and plaques. This included his induction into the Yorkton and Canadian Halls of Fame for broomball. Rod was also acknowledged on becoming a Canadian 9-ball billiards champion. Rod remained single, as his passion, dedication and knowledge of sports took him across Canada, volunteering to organize tournaments, memorials and fundraisers with gusto. In his 'free time', Rod was fishing and hunting with the guys or laying on the sandy beaches of Cuba, Hawaii or Mexico.
Rod also has a passion for food. Spices filled his cupboards and his back yard, full of flowers & fountains, two BBQ's, a smoker, and a freezer full of meat. He was always ready for a get together, a catering, or just a nice juicy steak by himself. Rod was a gifted salesman, he was always selling something, from pots and pans to miscellaneous items for company logo advertising. He sold vehicles for a while, but really found his niche selling commercials for the local CTV station, to which he received numerous awards for sales achievements over his 38 years of employment. Through sports and sales, Rod gained the friendship and respect of hundreds of people. He also gave back of himself, anytime, anywhere he could. It was his way of saying Thank You! Predeceased by his mother and father, Rod leaves to celebrate his life his sister Tammy (Wayne) Antony and son Thomas & family; brothers: Gordon (Rose) Crowston, daughter Lila & family; Doug (Helen) Merritt & family. As well as his many respected friends.
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  • Service

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Address
    Highway #10 East
    YORKTON, SK
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    Officiant
    Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant

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Franklin, Kathy, Kirsten and Shane

Posted at 01:44pm
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Rod will be greatly missed
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Posted at 10:38am
We sincerely miss Rod's presence in the office and he will always be remembered. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss.
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Randy & Laurie Butzelaar

Posted at 10:18pm
To Rods family, our sincere condolences to you all. I worked with Rod at CTV. He will be missed by all who knew him. My wife and I had great times with him on many trips to Mexico. Loved chatting with him on Broomball and talking about his garden which he enjoyed.
Great guy.
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Debbie Blommaert

Posted at 05:38pm
The Health Foundation of East Central SK. Inc extends our deepest sympathy to the Merritt Family. We always enjoyed chats with Rod when he stopped by our office. Our community has lost a great guy.
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Christine and Darcy Blazieko

Posted at 07:06pm
We will miss his generosity and visiting in the garage, comparing opinions on the Roughriders and everything else. “ CBC ya”, Rod. You’ll be missed.
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