Merrill Arthur Dow

July 7, 1959November 22, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Merrill Dow announce his passing on November 22, 2021 at the age of 62.

Merrill is survived by his wife, Janet; children Christopher (Ivy), and Elizabeth (Michel); grandchildren Thomas, Zoey, Iris, Benjamin and Ilyza.

Merrill joined the military in 1979 and married in 1980. He went on many tours serving Canada. He retired in 2013 after serving 34 years. Merrill was a simple man who loved a good BBQ, taking his dog for a walk and playing with his grandchildren. He will be missed by many.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. Proof of vaccination and government-issued photo identification is required for all attendees at the service. Those who wish may view the livestream service by following this link:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Poppy Day Trust Fund, 563 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L4.


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Elizabeth Moraca

November 28, 2021

On Monday November 22 2021, I lost my dad. I will miss him more then I will ever let on. He was a kind man, a good leader, an amazing husband, Opa to my children and someone I could always rely on. Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was. Hebrew Proverb. Miss you forever dad.

Dennis BIDEN

November 27, 2021

Today we pause to honor his memory and celebrate a life well lived.

Merrill You were the light of so many of our lives. Words cannot express the grief we feel at your passing. Duty, honor, country.” These are the kind of values that defined Merrill’s character and made those around him stronger. He consistently dedicated himself to doing what was right at both home and work. He lived a life of faithfulness and devotion to family, life and work.

His life was a song that always rang true, with a strong, steady beat and gentle melody that warmed the hearts of all who heard it, he was a man who set a lasting impression on everyone he met. His deep laugh and kind eyes warmed the room and brought life into the most boring daily activities. Merrill loved spending time with his grand kids because he said that it made him feel young at heart.

This was plain to see for Janet, Christopher and Elizabeth as he provided for everything that you needed and more. He cared deeply for his grandchildren Thomas, Zoey, Iris, Benjamin and Ilyza, they were his world.

His love for Janet made him the example of a good husband that we know, this was obvious as they had just celebrated their Forty first wedding anniversary.

Merrill, we came here today to say goodbye and to show our Love, devotion and friendship to you and your family! You will be greatly missed.

Today we pause to honor his memory and celebrate a life well lived.

Theresa McKinnon

November 27, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Merrill’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family, the world is a much sadder place today.

Delores Porquet

November 26, 2021

Sure will miss seeing merril at bingo games.He was still so young .I’m sending you prayers for you and your family.god bless.

Katie O’connor

November 25, 2021

The world lost a kind man. I first met Merrill in Winnipeg but later ran in to him again in Trenton before he retired. It was always a laugh to bug him at work. Always busting his chops to get him to laugh out loud.
Everyone in the military that knew him/had the privilege to work with him is hurting right now. We send our love and support to Merrill’s family at this time.
Rest In Peace, friend.

John Joleun

November 25, 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of Merrill.

Chris Lovely

November 25, 2021

I got posted to 8 Wing Trenton in 2009. Sgt Dow was one of the first COC. Chain of Command I met. My first qualification was G15 floor scrubber. Which he was the one that qualified myself on it. Sorry for the loss of a great instructor..