Mervin Stanley passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by his daughters Carolin Petersen of Calgary, Sherri (Mike) Brandsma of Rockyview County, Donna Gilbert and Marilyn(Wayne) McCaig of Camrose. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Jen, Melissa, Sarah, Ali, Cody, Deeanne, Kolton, Tina, Michelle and Chris and numerous nieces and nephews. Merv was predeceased by his wife Gladys in 2010 and sons Tom and Martin Gilbert in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He is predeceased by his brother, Norman Petersen and numerous brother and sister-in-laws. He was born in Bassano, Alberta and lived on the family farm for 30 years. Where he then moved north to Delburne purchased a farm that he operated until 1977. After selling the farm, dad had numerous jobs from owner/operator of the Alix coal tipple to a gravel truck driver, to being employed at Manning’s feed for many years. Mom and Dad remained living on the remaining 9 acres until 2008 where they moved into Red Deer. After Gladys’ passing, Mervin moved to Mackenzie Towne Retirement home in Calgary where he resided until his passing. Dad will be fondly remembered by many friends and family including the special friendships with Bob Manning and Bill Martynes as well his niece Lisa Petersen. Dad’s wishes in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Memorial service will be held in Delburne Aberta on Tuesday May 20 at the Delburne Hall at 2:00 pm.