Vernon Funeral Home

3007 28th Street, Vernon, BC


Merlin Peter Wozniak

April 22, 1928January 21, 2020

Merlin Wozniak passed away peacefully on January 21, 2020 in Vernon BC at the age of 91 years. Merlin was born on April 22, 1928 in Stojanow, Poland and arrived in Canada as an infant with his parents Antoni and Maria Wozniak – both of whom have predeceased him.

Merlin farmed in the Peace River country in north-western Alberta for about 50 years and on selling the farm moved to Vernon, BC to enjoy his retirement. Merlin was a man of many interests and enjoyed nature, science, history, politics, and world affairs - among many other things. He continued to live a healthy, independent, and clear minded life to the very end. He never lost his sense of humour and those who knew him benefitted from and enjoyed his sharp wit.

Merlin is survived by his sons Murray and Paul, his grandsons Foster and Julian, and his brothers Bill, Matt, Roman and Edward and his twin sister Cecile. The family has chosen to honour Merlin’s request to not hold any funeral services. In keeping with Merlin’s personal beliefs we would simply ask that those who knew Merlin pay their respects to him in such a manner as they deem fitting.

Thank you to all those who have reached out to the family with their kind words and thoughts, their sympathy, and their condolences.


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Marilyn Foster

January 31, 2020

Sorry as I was to read of Merlin’s passing, the first thought I had was what a wonderful life he lived. Lucky for him and his family that he lived a happy, interesting life with little suffering. To me growing up on the farm near him,I will always remember a hard working, intelligent, interesting man who was respected by all. May you R.I.P Merlin and may your family treasure all their wonderful memories of a “life well lived”. Thinking of all the family with loving memories.