—William Henry Merritt—
Bill Merritt died on March 25, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 67. Bill was a 12-year resident of Ajijic and had returned to Canada two years ago to receive treatment for a long-enduring battle with brain cancer. In this respect Bill was a 21 year survivor and regarded by his doctors as something of a medical miracle. A gifted musician, Bill was honored in Canada by both the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba for his work in arts and culture. He was the Business Manager of the Winnipeg Folk Festival for 17 years and a co-founder of the Winnipeg International Children´s Festival. A member of several prominent bands in Canada, Bill was best known in Ajijic for his work with Ronnie and the Juniors and other rock oriented bands. Away from music, Bill was notable for his unfailing good humor and zest for life. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Luci, children Lisa and Bill, son-in-law Scott, and grand-daughters Grace and Violet, who will miss him forever. A celebration of his life will be held in Ajijic on October 17. For information, close friends should call Luci Merritt at (045) 331-545-6589.
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