Mervin Sundby

Obituary of Mervin Wayne Sundby

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of their dad, Mervin, 94 years old.  Mervin Wayne Sundby passed away December 13, 2023, at the Big River Health Centre with his family by his side.

Mervin was born on May 4, 1929, in Govan, SK to Andrew and Mayme Sundby.  The family then moved to Big River.  He attended all his school years in Big River.  When he finished school, he started his career as a truck driver which became his lifelong career.  He married Ladonna Olson in 1951, and they had three children.

Mervin was an avid baseball fan and hockey fan and watched many local hockey and curling games as well as followed the MLB and the NHL. Mervin and Ladonna enjoyed their cabin on Zig Zag Island on Delaronde Lake, their store at Nesslin Lake and spent many summer days at both with family and friends.

A celebration of life will be announced later in the spring.

The family would like to express they’re thanks to the Lakewood Lodge in Big River for the excellent care over the past three years for DAD!

Donations can be made to Lakewood Lodge Auxiliary, Big River, SK or the Big River and District Recreation Improvement Association, Big River, SK.

Mervin is lovingly remembered by his family:

Daughter:            Linda Kohlruss (Mark) of Lloydminster and their children:

  • Shelley Simpson (Kent) and daughter Sophie
  • Melissa Evans (Mitch) and their sons Liam and Quinn
  • Jerin Lorenz (Shawn)

Daughter:            Brenda Sundby (Dave Elliott) of Prince Albert and their children:

  • Blaine Sundby
  • Cody Elliott

Son:                       Greg Sundby (Stephanie Bone) of Big River and their children:

  • Chelsey Anderson (Levi) and their daughters Logan and Jasper
  • Karli Sundby (Brian Moyer)
  • Brett Sundby (Serenity Hatake)
  • Jessamy Sundby
  • And Stephanie’s children, Cohen, Finn, Max and Asher

Brother:               Lorne Sundby (Joan) and family, Sicamous, BC

Sister-in-law:      Pauline Sundby and family, Vernon, BC

Special Family Friend:  Maisie Krienke, Big River, SK and her two sons Leslie (Erin) and Randy (Michelle) and their families

And many Sundby and Olson nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mervin was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Mayme Sundby, his wife Ladonna Sundby, three brothers: Donald, Kenny and Delbert and two sisters: Jean Ireton and Edna McNabb plus Ladonna’s siblings and MANY other relatives and friends.


Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Delores Beaulac Funeral Director, Big River, SK (306) 469 - 2277.

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