Merrilyn Anne Suo Sand

Merrilyn Anne Suo Sand


January 5, 1943 – December 11, 2007

Merrilyn was born in Vancouver, BC to parents Andy and Mary Larson. She will be greatly missed by her three daughters Anne (Rod) Paynton, Tracy (Tom) Hiebert, Sherry (Herb) Mounce, daughter in law, Vicky Suo; grandchildren, Jody and Darius Paynton – Vanessa, Alicia and Jessica Mounce – Candace and Jeremy Suo and Riley Paynton; two sisters, Leona (Don) McLearn and Linda (Del) Fry; great grandchildren, Darian, Mackenzie, Trentan and Julie; step children, Rae (Chris), Tana and Jody and step grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Dean, Chad, Chris, Cory, Paul, Lori and Louanna. Merrilyn had many cousins, extended family and many, many friends that she leaves behind also.

Merrilyn was predeceased by her parents Andy and Mary Larson, her son Rocky Lee Suo, her husband and father to her children Levi Edwin Suo and Les Sand.

Merrilyn moved to Salmon Arm with her four children in 1969 and resided in the same house until a brave a courageous fight with cancer was lost.

Merrilyn was a great cook and worked in many restaurants in the Salmon Arm area. She was a loving person and her door was always open to anyone. She loved being outdoors, gardening, sewing and animals.

Merrilyn had a brave fight with cancer that she won in 1993, she was a very strong woman in everything she did.

May she rest in peace and be free of all pain and suffering.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Monday, December 17, at 1:00 p.m. from Fischer’s Funeral Services with Pastor Norm Russell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Merrilyn’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2 or the BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009, STN D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 9Z9.


Our Mother

On January 5,

Nineteen hundred forty three,

Was the day she was born.

The first day our mother cried.

You raised us kids

And always lived right.

We were safe and warm,

Before you slept each night.

You worked hard,

All through your life

As a friend, a mother,

And a faithful wife.

You weren’t rich or poor

Or even famous.

But you did your best

And always loved us.

Life’s not easy

Nor is it fair

Now you’re older

With gray in your hair.

You have always cared,

And done for others.

So here’s a salute,

To our mother.

Mom made the days bright and happy,

And the sun shone all around.

She made everything cheerful and on her face

Was a sweet peaceful smile.

On December the 11th life was not so kind,

And dark clouds of death gathered.

But her love brought us days of comfort and joy,

And her life made it all worthwhile.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129,

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