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On January 8, 2024, Mr. Merle Hedrick of Ashmont passed away at the age of 62 years.  He is survived by 4 daughters, Andrea (Jordan) Gehring, Tanya, Ashley (Brae) MacInnis & Lisa (Stephen) Cunningham; special nephew, Dale (Michelle); 11 grandchildren, Alissa, Jacob, Olivia, Emily, Wyatt, Ty, Lucas, Tristan, Decklan, Layne & Gage; siblings, Wayne Archibald, John (Marni) Teeter, Gordon (Dela), Karen (Bob) Ralstin & Pauline; common-law spouse, Rose Marie Vallee; step-children, Nicholas (Nicole) Vallee, Darren (Oksana) Vallee, Daryl (Amanda) Vallee & Daniel Oszust (Marlayna Desjarlais); 7 step-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.  Merle was predeceased by his parents, Doug & Alice; sister, Judy; brothers, Rick  & Larry Archibald; nephews, Jeffery Mills & Joshua Hedrick.  A Funeral Service & Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Boscombe Hall, Boscombe.  Pastor Kelly Sibley will be officiating, with interment in Willow Grove Cemetery, Owlseye.  If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul AB T0A 3A1.  To send condolences online, please visit


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