Merv Krywa’s death this spring prompted Premier Christy Clark to write a letter of condolence to his widow, Judy. A family friend made the letter available to The Current, which is happy to publish this posthumous recognition of Merv Krywa’s contribution to community life.
In her May 20 letter, the premier wrote:
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Merv. He lived life to the fullest, and never stopped finding new ways to help his friends and neighbours — from coaching their sons’ hockey teams, to saving their lives in search and rescue and firefighting. Merv was there to help.
Merv touched a lot of lives in a lot of different ways — but in every case, he made them better. For that, he will be long remembered, and sadly missed by everyone who knew him. We should all be so lucky to leave such a lasting mark.
Struck by his passion for his hometown — and signature sense of humour — I understand how I became such an integral part of his community.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.