Merilyn passed away peacefully in Victoria on February 22, 2012. She will be sadly missed by her son Wade Lindoff (Pat), daughter Launa Bray, brother Don Furnseth, granddaughters Erin, Kate and Madi as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Merilyn grew-up behind the “Fix-It-Shop”, a family business in Lake Cowichan owned by her parents Lars and Lilly Furnseth. She and her husband Gerald Lindoff raised their own family in Kamloops. Merilyn was a passionate and accomplished cook, gardener, and decorator. She enjoyed gatherings with family and friends and leisure time camping and fishing. When their children graduated, Merilyn and Gerald purchased the Greenwood Inn which they owned and operated until they divorced in 1989. Merilyn was proudly recognized for superior guest service skills in the hotel industry before graduating with a diploma in health care. She returned to Vancouver Island in 2003 to care for her mother and shortly after was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative condition.
The family wishes to thank the many friends and health professionals for their care and support.
A small gathering of family and friends will honour Merilyn’s life at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at 3-5164 Cordova Bay Road in Victoria, B.C.