|Ellen joins me in expressing our sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to the children and extended family of Mrs. Merle Gorveatte. Her unexpected passing early on Wednesday, November 15th, was a peaceful journey from sleep into her Saviour’s loving arms. A beloved ministerial widow to both Rev. Jack Stevens and Dr. Ken Gorveatte, Merle invested a lifetime of love and Kingdom impact in the spiritual history and families of the Atlantic District.
- A celebration of her life and ministry was held this Sunday afternoon in Norton at Sherwood Funeral Home. A highlight moment included a beautiful eulogy by her son Allan Stevens who returned home from Albania with his family. The grandchildren singing the hymn My Jesus I Love Theewas a moving tribute to a life well lived.
Thank you to the many ministers and spouses who attended the service in support of the family and to honour Merle’s memory. We lift up the grieving hearts of her children Robert, Jackalyn (Dana), John (Lucy), Allan (Sheri), Patricia (Duane), & Andrew (Heather) as well as her stepchildren, Mark (Sherry), Ruth (Fred) , Beth (Steven), & Joel (Tracey). CLICK HERE for her obituary with opportunity to share words of comfort and support to the family.