Mervyn Dexter Wagner

10 April , 193726 October , 2018

Age 81 of Dartmouth, passed away on October 26th in hospital. Born on April 10, 1937 in Midville Branch, he was the son of the late Melford and Gladys (Ritcey). He was a machinist by trade, and a creative problem solver and math whiz who could make pretty much anything just by looking at it. He retired early but soon found retirement wasn’t for him. He missed having a reason to get up and dressed every morning, and started his second career at Truefoam, where he worked until his diagnosis in July.

Dad loved the simple things in life. He was an avid salmon fisherman and hunter. He loved roses, the colour red, smoked salmon, a good lobster, and trips to the camp. But his greatest loves were his grandchildren. Papa loved teaching them new things, from walking on stilts, to handstands, to math problems. And they loved that there were no rules at Papa’s house.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn (nee Robar); daughter Michele (Barry); son Michael (Sheri); grandchildren Julia, Paige and Jack; siblings Gerald, Melbourne, Jeannie, Glenda and Millie. He was predeceased by grandson Max; siblings Mabel, Gene and Gale.

Dad loved people but did not like to be the centre of attention. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Thank you to our kind neighbours and the nursing staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Donations may be made in memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Jamie Duff

6 November 2018

Mervyn was one of a kind. I have many fond memories of him both from working with him and while spend time with the Wagner family. Sending heart felt condolences to Katherine, Michele and Micheal and their families at this difficult time.....Jamie Duff and Jennifer Benoit

Gerald Gay

31 October 2018

So sorry for your loss. I worked for Mervyn at Hermes. He was a great machinist and a great guy, he will be missed. Gerald Gay

Effie Peckham

31 October 2018

We are sending our condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, as you grieve your loss. I know we lost touch over the years but we often spoke of Mervyn, have fond memories of the times we did see you both.

Greg & Effie Peckham

Gillian Brewster

31 October 2018

My thoughts are with you all at this hard time. Merv was such a great man I have some fun memories at the camp and also at "Buzzies" with him and Uncle Mike.

Robert Griffin

30 October 2018

Dear Kathryn, Michele and Michael,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
You have all been a special part of our lives, and we have many wonderful memories of things we did together.
Mervyn will be greatly missed.
With love,
Bob Griffin and Family

Anne and Wayne Robar

30 October 2018

Mervyn was our brother-in-law and one of the smartest men we know. Mervyn was funny, could fix anything, loved his family and his community. He will be missed for sure.

Brian & Brenda Brewster

30 October 2018

Kathryn, Mike , and Michele , Our Thought and Prayers are with you at your time of loss , Merv was a Great Man, and i enjoyed some special moments at the Camp with him and Mike.

P.S. Mike Please give me a Call 902-292-5959

Brian Brewster

Steve and Dawn and Family Piccott

30 October 2018

My Heart goes out to Kay Mike and Michelle during this time , Seeing Mervyn's picture takes me back Many years to what seems like another life and a much simpler time ......... Makes me smile . Sending our Love during this tough time and always .
Love Steve&Dawn Piccott and Family
Take Care

Rhonda Piccott

30 October 2018

Hello my dear friends...
It is with a heavy heart that I am sending 'Love' and 'Healing' as you embrace this very difficult time.
I have so many wonderful 'moments' shared with the 'Wagner Family' that I will forever cherish.

My deepest condolences to Kay, Michele, Michael and family... xo

Love, Peace & Blessings -
Rhonda Piccott & Steve Ferguson
Kitchener, ON