Clifford Merpaw

Published July 8, 2021

Clifford Merpaw

Tuesday, June 5th, 1934 Monday, July 5th, 2021.

MERPAW, Clifford Joseph, 87 years old, left for his new home on Monday July, 5, 2021. He was the son of the late Joseph Merpaw and Emma Dumond. He leaves his beloved wife of 63 years Jackie, the former Jacqueline Burelle, his two sons David James Merpaw and Joey Omer Merpaw of Cornwall, his daughters Sandra Merpaw, wife of Gordon Richmire of Morrisburg and Karen Merpaw Marleau, wife of Jeff Ferris of Sarasota, Florida and former son-in-law Ron Marleau.

He also leaves his two granddaughters, Amy Hair of Cornwall and Desiree Hanright of Sarasota, Florida and his beloved grandson, James Marleau of Portland, Maine and 5 great-grandchildren.
Cliff leaves his last surviving sister, Beverley Ray of Cornwall. He was predeceased by his brother Irwin (Audley Bennet), his sisters, Myrna Legault (Rejean) and Eleanor Merpaw.

Clifford had been a long-time employee in the lab of TCF and a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He served with the S.D.&G. Highlanders and was a life member of the Cornwall Canadian Legion volunteering as the Sunday charity fundraiser Chair, the Poppy Chairman for 13 years and as Financial Advisor. He also organized the Monday afternoon Senior Darts and helped the Legion Seniors Club and the Cornwall Senior Citizens Club for many years. Cliff was the last surviving founder of the Cornwall Aero Modellers Club.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at St. Francis de Sales Church with a Legion Tribute to be held at the St. Andrews West, Parish Cemetery.

If so desired, Memorial Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 297, Cornwall Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall. Online condolences may be made at: