TIMMONS: Mervyn "Merv" Emrey was born on a farm North of Kincaid, SK on November 29th, 1927, the 13th child of Richard and Edith (Service) Timmons. Merv had a bad fall on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 for which he could not recover from, passing away on November 6th, 2020 just 23 days shy of his 93rd birthday. Merv grew up in the Glen Bain district and first attended school at the Obthorpe School and then the Glen Bain School. Mervyn did some farming with his Dad and Brothers and then left home to work on other farms and ranches in the SW area of Saskatchewan and in the Peace River District in Alberta. While working out in the Summercove District south of Mankota, SK he met Edith Louise Morrissette and married her on August 5th 1949 in Swift Current, SK. Louise passed away on August 11, 2017. In the fall of 1957, they purchased the Norman Thompson place near the Val Marie Reservoir and Bird Sanctuary and the Thompson grassland east of Val Marie in the Coriander District. Later on they purchased the Edward Torrence place also in the Coriander District. In the district of Val Marie, Merv was one of the main organizers of the rural telephone system, the Val Marie Rodeo and the Val Marie Bull Sale. He was a founding member of the South Saskatchewan Little Britches Rodeo Association. He, also managed the rodeo's in Val Marie until he moved to Swift Current in the mid 1980's. Merv was a member of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association for many years. He received the Honour Scroll from the Saskatchewan Livestock Association in 2011. Merv's main joy was cattle, horses, brandings, cattle sales and rodeo. He was very well known as a promotor of Little Britches Rodeo, Amateur Rodeo and CCA Rodeo. He received the Builders of Rodeo Award from the CCA Rodeo Association. He also loved dancing, singing and was a Square Dance Caller. Merv leaves to mourn a very large family including his son Leslie Timmons, daughter Jay Jay Timmons and Barry Drabiuk and son Murray and Judy Timmons, their children, grand children and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and their families, plus a large group of friends. His family wishes to announce that DUE to COVID Restrictions we will honour Merv's wishes and have his celebration of life in a sunny month in 2021. The family will announce date, time and venue in Swift Current, as soon as possible.
The family wishes to thank everyone for the well wishes and looks forward to seeing everyone at a "MERV" style Celebration of Life next year. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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