Suddenly, on Monday, August 3, 2020, whilst out for a walk, aged 70 years. Beloved husband of Cheryl for 44 years. Loved and adored father and father-in-law of Vicky and Steve, and Heath and Hayley; and cherished Grandpa of Sophie, George, Eddie, and Benji. Much loved Merge of Simphiwe. A dearly loved brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. Messages may be addressed to the Batwell family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Mervyn’s life will be held in the All Saint’s Anglican Church, 305 New Brighton Road, Burwood, Christchurch, on Monday, August 10, at 3.00pm.