Mervin Cecil Therriault
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, to George and Mary Therriault. Survived by his former wife Betty; his companion Micki Houssian; his children Bob (Diane), Wendy (Ken), and Michele (Bryan); his grandchildren Barry (Marie-Soleil), Alison (Lucas), Nicholas, and Stephen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was a man of many talents with a deep understanding of the world. He worked as a mechanic with Lotus F1 in the late 1950's (in 1958 that he became an Associate (Mechanic) Member of the BRDC, proposed by Colin Chapman and seconded jointly by Cliff Allison and Mike Costin; later he became a Life Member). Dad started BC Air Filter from the family garage in 1967, growing it until it was sold in 1992. He lived his life optimistically, often providing a second chance to those who badly needed it. In later years he could be seen driving his MG with the "Crumpeteers". He is now reunited with his mother and father, sister Arlene, nephew Tommy, and best friend Wave Spetch. Our hearts feel his presence, as once again he wins the game of "touched you last".
The family thanks the staff at VGH and Deltaview Habilitation Centre for their excellent care. A celebration of life will be announced at http://www.mervtherriault.com.
Above, a video of the Slideshow from Dad's Celebration of Life
November 25th, 2017
Below, Dad talks to Shane Davis about being at Lotus during development of the Lotus XV. Thank you Shane, great work.
Shane's other videos can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48UzpE0anEeTZ1GUzT5Q9A
12th Generation Canadian
1. Jehan Terriot 1601-1678
2. Claude Terri0t 1637-1725
3. Germain Terriot 1662-1730
4. Joseph Terriot 1695-1761
5. Joseph Terriot II 1723-1796
6. Joseph Theriault III 1745-1803
7. Laurent Theriault 1781-1856
8. Denis Theriault 1816-1890
9. Hubert Theriault 1844-1930
10. Paul Theriault 1870-1947
11. Hubert George Therriault 1897-1952
12. Mervin Cecil Therriault 1928-2017