March 2, 1936 – Dec. 4, 2006
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Merv on Dec. 4 after a brief illness. Merv came to the Cariboo in 1989. Shortly thereafter he and Maggie operated BJ’s Donuts for three years. They ran the 108 CafÃ© until 1998 and, again, on his 69th birthday, he took back the 108 CafÃ© until Nov. 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Maggie and her children: Brian Pugh and Cheryl David. Merv was a true character who loved to make people laugh and verbally spar with them. He will be greatly missed by all. The 108 CafÃ© will be open on Sat., Dec. 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for anyone wishing to casually drop in and say goodbye. This is not a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the 100 Mile and District General Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.