On October 12th, 2016, peacefully, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Meg. Loved father and father-in-law of Jan & Terry, Judy, Katie & Emma, and the late Wendy. Loved brother of Nola, Jocelyn and Denise. Loved Uncle to all his nephews and nieces. Loved friend of Su Ming. Grateful thanks to the staff of Homestead Ilam who lovingly cared for Merv in his final months. Messages to the Vile family c/- PO Box 10345 Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NZ Neurological Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Merv’s life will be held in St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Fendalton Road, on Tuesday, October 18th at 1.30pm followed by a private cremation.