In Celebration of

Mervyn Nowak

November 18, 1932 -  August 23, 2018

An “Extraordinary” Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend.

Peacefully, on Thursday, August 23, 2018, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and family at the age of 85. Merv died on his 66th wedding anniversary with his wife Adele by his side. Merv worked for 40 years at GE and volunteered for 17 years at Trillium hospital. The love he shared with his wife, children and grandchildren will be remembered forever. Cherished father of Dianne Pella (Stan), Daniel Nowak (Leanne) and Michelle Bonsteel (Jim). Cherished grandfather of Steven (Natalie), Jennifer (Drew), Summer-Leigh, Jade-Madison, Ryan, Brooke and Eric. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke, on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation or Copernicus Lodge.

An extraordinary man and an inspiration to all, a life well lived.


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Loretta Antilope (Family Friend)

Entered August 24, 2018 from Mississauaga

We will miss your loving smile, warm hugs and your sparkling personality. Thank you for being my kids’ honorary grandfather. You will be so missed💔💔

Carl Aspler (work colleague)

Entered August 25, 2018 from Toronto

I got to know Merv back in the late 80's after I joined GE. He was a man who welcomed me into the HR group. He was a very warm and caring guy. He was always asking about my family and my work. In 1990 during the Gulf war, when Iraq was shooting missiles into Israel (where my sister's family lived) he asked me every day how they were faring. He showed real concern and interest, not just then, but always. He was a real "mentch".

Cotton Family (Friends)

Entered August 25, 2018 from Mississauga

Mrs. Nowak, Michelle, Jim and family, entire Nowak family
We are truly saddened and heart broken that Mr. Nowak has passed on much too soon. He was such an AMAZING, LOVING, CARING man to everyone and will be dearly missed. Scott and Ryan will definitely miss chatting with him at the hospital and seeing his smiling face every chance they had and so often. Our sincerest sympathy too all of you.

Bev Davids (Worked at GE)

Entered August 25, 2018 from Calgary

Dear Family of Merv,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Merv was a gentleman in every sense of the word. I so enjoyed working with him for many years at GE. He was a great mentor and colleague -- a voice of reason and also creator of fun - with an infectious smile. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Bev Davids

Peter & Sherry Sklar (Friends)

Entered August 25, 2018 from Mississauga

Sending our sincere sympathies to Del and the family. How lucky we are to have known Merv. He is in hearts forever.


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