St. John’s, NL, August 19, 1930 – February 23, 2022. Passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Predeceased by his sister Jocelyn Bélanger of Montreal, Quebec, and brother Paul Bélanger of Ottawa, Ontario. Leaving to mourn his partner Judy Locke, his son Steve (Wanda), and daughters Anne Collins (Jerry), and Lise Squires (Craig). Also leaving to mourn his grandchildren Jay (Alaina), Claire (Cyril), Alex (Meaghan), and Christopher (Chantelle), and great grandchildren, Cooper, James, Sadie, Carlie and Chloe. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and raised in Montréal, Merrill worked as a chartered accountant in Newfoundland for over 40 years, first at HR Doane, and later as Vice President of Johnson Insurance. He served on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Tax Foundation, was awarded the Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for his outstanding service to the profession and community, and served as Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Dedicated and hard working, he was a trusted advisor to many, and a respected colleague. We would like to thank Dr. Kristian Green, as well as Dr. Jatin Morkar and the nursing staff on 4 North A for their care and support.
Cremation has taken place. A private interment ceremony will be held at a later date.
Steve, Anne and Lise,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Condolences to the family and thank you for everything you taught me Merrill.
Heartfelt condolences from the Davis Family. RIP.
To the Belanger family,I’m saddened to learn of Merrill’s passing…deepest condolences to you all…RIP
I am sorry to learn that your father has passed away.. Please accept my heartfelt condolences . My thoughts are with you and your family as you mourn his loss.
We were so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. May you be comforted with your memories and knowing that he touched so many people.
Bill Bussey & Doreen Whalen
Please accept my sincere condolences to the Family ….on the passing of Mr. Belanger…. I worked with him at Johnson Insurance for many years and he was respected and admired by everyone.. May He Rest In Peace,,,,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on your father’s passing
Anne, Lise, and Steve,
Sad to hear of your Dad passed last week. He was truly one of the last generation of 50′ gentlemen that made their mark in NL. I enjoyed my conversations with him at Anne and Jerry’s yearly Christmas parties and could reminisce with him about Corner Brook in “the day” and the socializing that took place with my parents. It was a special era.
RIP Mr. Belanger I hope you are having cocktails with Dad and catching up.
Steve, Anne, Lise and families,
Please accept our sincere condolences on your father’s passing. May your memories of him, sustain and comfort you in the times ahead.
Our deepest sympathy,
Sean and Tracey Noah
My Sincere condolences to Judy and all of Merrill’s family. He was a great man with a wonderful sense of humour. I remember the “Good Old Days” at Johnson Inc. Rest in Peace dear friend!
Steve, Wanda and Family
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He led a long and full life.
So sorry to the family for the loss. Thinking of The family at this te
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Dayna and Bob Simmonds
Sincere condolences. A very hood man, cherish your memories.
Will and Gisele Small
Steve, Wanda and family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father.
Jim and Andrea Spurrell
My condolences to you Steve and the rest if your family
I am so sorry to hear about Mr, Belanger passing away! I worked with him at Johnson Insurance for many years! He was a kind and gentle man and always had a smile!! Condolences to his family and friends! RIP Mr. Belanger
Steve and family
Deb and I offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad.
Judy and all of Merrill’s family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember his quiet gentle nature. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Corrie & John Locke & family
Steve, Anne, Lise and families: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, Merrill.. We remember him as a happy, entertaining and engaging individual. Sorry for your loss
Sorry to hear about your dad, Steve. Reine and I offer our sincere condolences.
Tom and Reine Conway
Steve, Wanda and Family,
Please accept Joanne and my condolences on the passing of your Dad. He certainly was quite an accomplished gentleman.
Steve, Anne, Lise, and families
Please accept our condolences upon Mr. Belanger’s passing . May happy memories comfort you all at this sad time.
Heidi and Dick Janes
So sorry for the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Dear Steve and the Belanger family,
Our deepest condolences for Merrill’s passing.
May the good memories live for ever.
Majed and family
To Judy and the BELANGER family
So sorry to hear of Merrill’s passing.. Merrill and I worked
Very closely at Johnson for over twenty years. Lots of great memories..Rest in peace.
Lise, Craig and your family: So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. We are thinking about you at this difficult time. God Bless and hugs from Tony and I.
I am saddened to hear of Mr. Bélanger’s passing. He has been a long time customer of mine. I always looked forward to his visits and having a chat.
I send my condolences to Judy and to everyone of Mr. Bélangers family.
Pat’s Plants & Gardens
Dear Steve and family and Judy,
My sincere sympathy.
To Judy and the Belanger families,
So sorry to hear of Merrill’s passing.. I have done odd jobs for Merrill for over 20 years. It was a privilege to know him and do work for him. He was a great man. I will miss his calls and our chats. Rest In Peace Merrill
To Steve and family and Judy,
In reading the Telegram this morning I learned of Merrill’s passing on Wednesday this week.
Merrill and I were colleagues at Johnson Insurance many years ago. I have very fond memories of him and his magnificent disposition. He was truly a fine person for whom I had the greatest respect. It is with sincere condolences that I send this message to you.
Gary and Sharon Baird
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad.
Dear Steve and Anne,
I am thinking about you all. Your dad was so well respected and made such a contribution to the province. God bless, Jan
Lise and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Patsy and Dean Cull
Chris & family, sorry to hear or your grandfathers passing. Condolences to the family.
Steve and Wanda, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing, sincere sympathy to all. Don and Judy fitzpatrick
Judy and Belanger family. Our condolences on the passing of Merrill. May he Rest In Peace.
Steve, Wanda & family. Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Janet and Wayne Ash
Judy, Stephen & Wanda, and the Belanger Families, our condolences on Merrill’s passing. Many good memories working together. Rest In Peace Merrill.
Bob & Maureen O’Dea
My deepest consolences to Judy and the rest of family. We worked together at Johnson’s many years ago.
Judy, Anne and Gerry, Stephen and Wanda, and Lise and Craig, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sending our sincere condolences on the passing of Merrill. May he Rest In Peace.
Joan, Brian, and Graham
To Judy and the Belanger Family. Deepest sympathy to all of you on Merrill’s passing.. We have fond memories of our visits to his house and his visits to our house, but time changes everything and we have not seen him in a while. May he Rest In Peace.
Steve & Family;:
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
My thoughts are with you all at this time.
May he rest in peace.