Passed away peacefully on April 29, 2019, at Ashburton. Aged 76. Dearly loved wife of John. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Dean and Andrea, Bryce and Toni, Shari and Brendan and Nana to Oliver, Lewis, and Jacob. Messages to the Carter Family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Merle’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Friday May 3, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by private cremation.