On Friday, May 4, 2018 Mervin Desjarlais of Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, AB passed away at the age of 79 years. Mervin is survived by his wife of 58 years Bertha Desjarlais of Caslan, children Ferlin (Sonda) Desjarlais of Ponoka, Lorna (Neal) Molander of Sylvan Lake, Sharon Merrill (Jeff) of Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, Aaron (Brandie) Desjarlais of Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, grandchildren Lacina (Brennan), Cerynn (Phil), Evan (Courtney), Destiny, Kearin, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mervin is predeceased by his parents Albert and Gertrude, sisters Martha, Lena, brother Glen.
A Wake was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Buffalo Lake Community Hall in Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, AB.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Buffalo Lake Community Hall in Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, AB with Father Paul Vithayathil CMI officiating. Interment followed in the Buffalo Lake Community Cemetery, Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, AB.
Honourary Pallbearers were Glen Auger, Emile Blyan, Stanley Delorme, Willard Sr. Desjarlais, Elmer Ghostkeeper, Lawson Gordon.
Pallbearers were Brennan Barsalou, Jeff Chartrand, Shawn Daniels, Lyle Desjarlais, Willard Jr. Desjarlais, Neal Molander.