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Mervyn Shauffenburg

Mervyn Leon Shauffenburg

Thursday, March 23rd, 1939 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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It is with great sadness the family of Mervyn Leon Shauffenburg, 80, of Back Centre announce his passing on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Front Centre, he was the son of the late Melburne and Marjorie (Wentzell) Shauffenburg.

Mervyn started his working career with National Sea Products at the early age of fourteen and then went as a truck driver delivering oil for Schmeisser’s Oil Company. He later went to work with his uncle operating the Lunenburg Dairy and the Lunenburg Bowlarama and then retired due to ill health from Coca-Cola in Bridgewater.

Active within his church of Grace Lutheran, First South, Mervyn served in the choir for over fifty years, was on church council and supported the work of the church. In earlier years, Mervyn sang in the Highliner Choir. Over the years he was a member of the Grace Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member and past Master of Unity Lodge #4 of the Masonic Order and Past Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, the Philae Shriners, and member and Past President of the South Shore Shriners Club. Mervyn was a faithful member for many years of the Lunenburg Jaycees where he was a Senator.

Mervyn is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter, Gwendolyn (Bruce Hatfield), Shelburne; sons, Graham (Kimberly), Back Centre, Kenneth, Dayspring; grandchildren, Krystal-Anne (Jon) Clattenburg, Jamie-Lee Skinner, Shay-Lynn Skinner; great-grandchildren, Ciaran, Greyson, McKynleigh and Brynleigh.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant child.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Mervyn with his family during visitation on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg and where Unity Lodge # 4 of the Masonic Order will hold a Masonic service at 6:45 prior to the visitation, Funeral service to celebrate Mervyn’s life will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. from Grace Lutheran Church, First South, Rev. Rick Pryce officiating. Interment to follow in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Grace Lutheran Church, Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home
    11213 Hwy. # 3
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    Unity Lodge # 4 will hold a Masonic Tribute on Sunday at 6:45 at the funeral home.
  • Service

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Grace Lutheran Church
    Highway #332
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    Rev. Rick Pryce
  • Interment

    Sunny Valley Cemetery
  • Reception

    Grace Lutheran Church
    Highway #332
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Karen Gilpin

Posted at 09:46am
To the Shauffenburg Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mervyn,s passing. He has been a member of our community for such a long time, he will surely be missed. May your fond and loving memories of him help you all through this very difficult time.
Karen & Fen Gilpin

Haldon Reeves

Posted at 03:23pm
Graham My sincere condolences & deepest sympathy to you & all your family on the passing of your Dad . His firm handshake , kind natured smile & strong will to do things he was told he probably shouldn't be doing will be missed by most who knew him, May you rest in peace Dear Brother .

Kevin W Ernst

Posted at 02:20pm
To the Shauffenburg family:
Sorry to learn about Mervyn's passing. During the few years I knew him, I have always enjoyed his company. He will be missing by family and friends. Condolences to the family.

Kevin W Ernst

jaie whynacht

Posted at 02:06am
To the Shauffenburg Family,
Joanne,Graham,Kenneth, and Gwen.Our thoughts and prayers are with
you at this difficult time.
Know that Mervyn is at peace with the Lord upstairs and is looking down on all of you saying do not
worry for I am at peace.
Hold on to the good times, and remember the fun we had at the post office.
Jamie and Peggy Whynacht

Darren Greek

Posted at 05:42pm
Very sorry to hear of Mervyn’s passing. Lots of fond childhood memories with the Shauffenburg family. Our thoughts and prayers with Joanne and Graham and the entire family. Remember the good times !

Darren & Nicola Greek & Family

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