Merry Janis Pringle was born in Smithers, B.C. on Dec. 11, 1948 to John “Jack” and Audrey Chapman. She was the baby of the family, with siblings Clark and Judy. She was raised in Smithers where she attended Smithers Senior Secondary. She married David Anthony Pringle, on July 30, 1966, together they had four children.
She was a busy woman who enjoyed hobbies including baking, fishing, the outdoors, jewelry design, playing cards, sewing, weaving, quilting, a small hobby farm, wine making, embroidery, lichen collecting for dying and many, many other hobbies. All of her hobbies were started from the ground up, from fleece on the sheep to woven ponchos! Even a woven wedding dress. She loved to garden and has many prized houseplants. She was Dave’s faithful pinochle partner and she hated to lose.
Merry passed away Feb. 8, 2014 with family by her side. She is survived by her husband David, children, Tony (Sylvie), John (Dawn), Jeneen (Andrew) and Mark, as well as grandchildren Sonora, Brielle, Samuel, and Cole. She was preceded in death by her mother Audrey Alice Chapman and her father John “Jack” Chapman.
A memorial service was held Feb. 15, 2014 at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Center, 3955 3rd Ave, Smithers, B.C.
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Merry loved sharing with others the Bible truths that defined her life. The hope of the resurrection was a reality to her and she is safe in Jehovah’s memory.