After a brief illness, Mervin Albert Howes passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, in London at the age of 69. Loving father of Randal (Donna) and Stephanie (Robert). Cherished grandfather of Alexa, Owen and Finn. Dear brother of Larry (Milly). Treasured uncle to Brad (Cathy) and family. Predeceased by his parents Victor and Carmen Howes, and by his nephew Jeff. Merv was a true Maple Leaf fan. His beloved Leafs sent him off with back-to-back wins. Merv will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).