With deep sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Merle Douglas Whitecotton on June 8, 2011 after a brief illness. Merle a cherished husband, Dad, Grandpa and friend will be lovingly missed by his wife of 45 years, Barbara; daughter Sheri (Gordon); son Shawn (Tamie) and his grandsons Tyler and Eric whom he adored. He is also survived by Betty and Jim Bolduc, Faye Whitecotton, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Merle was predeceased by his Dad, Mom and twin Brother Murray. Respecting Merles wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11 Glenview Crescent, St. Albert on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.