It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Merville Cratte (74 years) of Moncton at his residence after a lengthy illness on Friday November 18, 2022.
Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Frederick Walter and Elva (Cain) Cratte.
Merville is survived by his devoted wife Althea of 37 years.
He is missed by his sisters in law Arlene Morris, Cheryl Melburn and Janet (Floyd) Tolman as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Merville was predeceased by his sister; Frances Kelley and his great nephew, Brandon Kelley.
Merville was a graduate of St. Thomas University and was employed for 23 years with Corrections Canada and retired with an exemplary service metal.
He served as a Past Master of Zetland and Masonic Lodge.
A man of many accomplishments and interests he was a certified hypnosis instructor and a N.L.P. Practitioner.
The neighborhood children will remember Merville on Halloween as the "Wizard of First Ave."
At his request there will be no funeral service.
Interment will be in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in Merville's memory made to the Memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.
Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
Fair Haven Memorial Gardens
the memorial of the donor's choice.