July 21, 1946 – July 27, 2016
Mervin David Belanko passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 27, 2016, just six days after his 70th birthday (July 21, 1946). He is survived by his best friend and love Jacquie Abbott, his children Michelle Young, Eugene Belanko, and Christopher Belanko (Christina), as well as 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and his siblings Marie (Frank), Colleen (Wayne), Connie (Marcel), Jerome (Tish), Ken and Dean.
Merv was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He arrived on Vancouver Island, BC on September 7, 1973, and by the time he reached Parksville he decided never to leave, and settled in Campbell River.
A Celebration of Life for Merv is being held on August 12th at 2pm at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Campbell River Search and Rescue.