Mervin Cecil Therriault

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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.

Part 1 of the Celebration of LIfe of Merv Therriault held in Vancouver on November 25, 2017

Part 2 of Merv Therriault's Celebration of Life held November 25th, 2017 at the Tap and Barrel Restaurant in Vancouver.

Final part of Merv Therriault's Celebration of Life held November 25, 2017 at the Tap and Barrel Restaurant in Vancouver.

Uploaded by Bob Therriault on 2017-12-01.

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

Dad talks to Shane Davis about being part of Lotus during the 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

 
 
 
 

A life in Pictures

Click image to  see more Family photos

Click image to  see more Family photos

Click image to see more photos of Westwood Racing Circuit

Click image to see more photos of Westwood Racing Circuit

Click image to see more MG club and "Crumpeteers" photos

Click image to see more MG club and "Crumpeteers" photos

Click image to see historic photos from a variety of races

Click image to see historic photos from a variety of races

Click image to see  the memorable story of Christmas 1957 and videos of Dad's interview with Shane Davis about the development of the Lotus 15 in 1957-58 and of Dad photobombing an interview at Silverstone 2016

Click image to see  the memorable story of Christmas 1957 and videos of Dad's interview with Shane Davis about the development of the Lotus 15 in 1957-58 and of Dad photobombing an interview at Silverstone 2016

 
Click image to see "Mervisms" and shared memories of Merv

Click image to see "Mervisms" and shared memories of Merv

Photos from Dad's Celebration of Life

Tap and Barrel, False Creek - November 25th, 2017

Silverstone Pond

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SCATTERING ASHES - GREAT BRITAIN SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

On what would have been Dad’s 90th birthday on September 22 2018, Bob and Diane, Wendy and Ken, and Michele and Bryan travelled to Great Britain to scatter Dad’s ashes at Silverstone pond accompanied by Julie and Phil Dunne. Many thanks to Lisa Benamore and Stephanie Sykes-Dugmore of the BRDC for being so accommodating to our family. After that memorable day, the kids and partners spent 4 days on a narrow boat discovering the canals, locks and countryside of England. It was an experience that Dad would have enjoyed immensely.