With celebration of a life well lived, we announce the passing of Merle Esther London (Fillmore), of Hampton, NB, which occurred on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Corn Hill, NB, she was a daughter of the late Calvin Fillmore and S. Marie (Munroe) Middleton.
After graduating from school, Merle worked in the banking industry working in Montreal, Fredericton and Saint John. Merle loved playing tennis since a very young age, winning various awards and trophies throughout her life. She was also involved with the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Choir in which she thoroughly enjoyed singing for events and church services. Teaching herself how to sew and knit, Merle became a very talented seamstress. She would knit all types of sweaters and other beautiful items and was known for her excellent work and dedication. Above all her interests and hobbies, Merle loved her family and friends the most, always lighting up the room with her bright smile. No matter what Merle faced throughout her life, she kept a positive outlook and never once let herself become discouraged.
Merle is survived by her loving husband George London; loving daughter Stacey London of Hampton, NB; sisters: June Bull of Nauwigewauk, NB, Sharon Fillmore (Corneil Theriault) of Saint John, NB, and Rosalie (Stan) Danells of Hampton, NB; step sister Betty Malloy of Saint John, NB; sisters-in-law: Josephine "Jo" (Carl) Starkey of Coal Creek, NB, and Judith (David) Kaine of Bayswater, NB; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB and will be held privately. A private family interment will take place at the St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Hampton, NB, at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff from 5CN at the Saint John Regional Hospital where Merle stayed. Your care and compassion towards Merle and her family will never be forgotten.
Donations in memory of Merle may be made to the memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com