Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Thursday, June 13th, 2019, surrounded by so much love and support from family and friends, Derek Mercer, avid outdoorsman, Toronto Maple Leafs fan and owner of Ropar Footwear.
Predeceased by parents Hubert and Myrtle Mercer and sister-in-law, Phyllis Sharpe.
Leaving to celebrate his life, wife Carol (Sharpe); son Matthew (Brittany); granddaughter Calla; sisters: Ruth Hiscock (Harve), Karen Puglisevich (Val); nieces: Julie Brace (Ross), Courtney Melindy (Darren), Alison Budgell (Andrew), Hayley Puglisevich, Holly Sharpe, Anna Sharpe, Sascha Sharpe; nephew Cameron Sharpe; great-niece Madi Melindy; great-nephews Cody and Charles; parents-in-law Fred and Anne Sharpe; sister-in-law, Sharon Sharpe (Elsa); brothers-in-law Tony (Sharon), Keith (Tammy); best friend Randy Chafe (Marie and Nicole) and Wendy Decker.
Special thanks to loyal staff and customers of Ropar Footwear and the shoe business he has enjoyed for the past 50 years. Also, special thanks to Paul Smith and the CBS Storm Softball team, which has brought him so much pleasure for more than a decade.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, June 18th from 7-9pm and on Wednesday, June 19th from 2-9pm. Funeral service to take place at St. Philip’s Anglican Church on Thursday, June 20th at 11:00am. Interment to follow at St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Derek’s memory may be made to St. Philip’s Anglican Church. To send message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
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The Anglican Parish of St. Philip
20 Coady's Road, Portugal Cove – St. Philip's, NL.