In Memory of




Obituary for Merle Irene McCracken

Merle Irene McCracken (Grey) born June 19, 1946 in Indian Head Saskatchewan, passed away suddenly on December 29, 2023 at the Souris Health Center. Merle married Don McCracken in Brandon on June 26, 1965 and went on to have four children, Karen, Wayne, Judy, and Kim. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker and Health Care Aide at the Riverdale Personal Care Home. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She will be missed by her husband Don McCracken and children, Karen Hooper, Wayne McCracken (Denise), Judy Heeney, and Kim McCracken; sister Elaine Resler (Stan) and sisters in law Avis Barnett, Helen Erickson, and Janice McCracken, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Merle was predeceased by her parent Fred and Helen Erlenbeck, Mother and Father-in-law Lorne and Merle McCracken, Kelly Hooper (Son in law), brothers in law Alex James, George Barnett, Gary Erickson, Bill McCracken, and sister-in-law Doris James. The family wishes to honor Merle’s life privately.
A come and go reception will be held on January 8, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Rivers legion, 633 Second Ave, Rivers, MB.
Donations in memory of Merle may be made to the Arthritis Society 393 University Avenue, Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E6