WENTZELL, Merrill Elton


Resident of Hebbville, NS. At the age of 86 Merrill peacefully sailed away to the great beyond from the Halifax Infirmary on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with his beloved son standing over him like an angel. He was the son of the late Murray and Ruby Wentzell of Maplewood, NS.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Moore) Wentzell of 61 years and his children, Gina (Kevin), Grace, Nancy (Mike), Mitchell (Sandra) and many foster children who were dear to his heart; sisters, Louise (Carl) Dalrymple, Joyce (Gerald) Seamone; brother, Calvin (Ellen) Wentzell; grandchildren, many foster grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; Douglas (Karen) Moore, Llewellyn (Patricia) Moore; sisters-in-law, Frances Wentzell, Florence Wentzel, Marie (Jacques) Perron, Irene (Carter) Mader, Ardith (Hendrik) Bos; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sister, Glenda (Jim) Thompson.

Merrill’s wanderlust and love of water led him to a career as a merchant marine with his first voyage to Venezuela at age 18. He made many a trip to the Great Lakes and the Beaufort Sea. Merrill was a loving husband and kind, dedicated father who will be greatly missed.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bridgewater Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Bridgewater Baptist Church, and was live-streamed at Bridgewaterbaptist.com. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

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