Posted: October 28th, 2013

1924 – 2013 of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, October 14th at the age of 88 years. Born on October 31, 1924 in Loreburn, SK to Wilbert and Sadye Peardon, a middle child in a family of 14, eight girls and six boys.

Merle preferred to be outside helping with farm chores rather than inside cooking & cleaning. It was Merle & her sister (Norma) to deliver milk around town before school each morning. Married to Don in 1952, she became a devoted mother to her 3 children. A busy farm wife, known for preparing elaborate ‘tailgate’ meals, she still had time to enjoy Royal Purple, Bingo & Curling in Granum & area. Most recently she made her home at the Fairmont Extendicare where she was known for her positive attitude and kindness towards her fellow residents & staff. Beloved wife to Donald Gassner, married 61 years. Loving mother to: Gordon (Donna) Gassner, Larry (Lena) Gassner, Jacolyn (late Robert) Thiessen. Dear Grand-mother to 15 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren, as well as a sister & aunt to many. At Merle’s request no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Extendicare Fairmont Park – Resident council. 115 Fairmont Blvd. S. Lethbridge, AB T1K 5V2. Honoured to Serve Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777 Fax ~ (403) 381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778

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