MERKLEY, Ella Phyllis,

passed away peacefully, of Mission BC, on Tuesday March 23, 2010 at the age of 81 years. Ella is survived by her long time companion, Sharon Pluym. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper. She and Sharon built their home in Mission, where they enjoyed many years together. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of the Christine Morrison Hospice for their care. Donations in Ella’s memory, made to the Hospice would be most appreciated.