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RITCHEY, Dr. Mervyn Glen

April 20, 2024 — January 1, 1970

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Dr. Mervyn Ritchey on May 5, 2015 who passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81.

Mervyn was born on August 3rd, 1933 to Milton and Sylvia Ritchey. Mervyn will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Doris and his seven children, Dorinda, Sallie, Ruth, Kim, Travis, Troy and Dean as well as his grandchildren, Colin, Andrea, Cruise, Quinn, Ryan, Gauge, Madison and Damian and great grandchild Kierra. He was predeceased by his sister Marilyn and remembered by his brothers Lowell, Darwin and Daryl and sisters Darlynne and Lorelyn.

Family and friends will remember Mervyn for his tremendous commitment to his patient’s health and their wellbeing and always as a role model for integrity, honesty and genuine compassion.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm May 13, 2015 at Springfield Funeral Home at 2020 Springfield Road Kelowna B.C.

In lieu of flowers donations to Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

To a man that found the good in everyone.

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1:00pm May 13, 2015

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for RITCHEY, Dr. Mervyn Glen is scheduled for 1:00pm May 13, 2015. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Forrest Klotzbach says:

    Doris, Dean, and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    I will forever remember Merv with muscle cars and I cannot see an old Plymouth Barracuda without smiling and thinking of him and remembering my youth with Dean. In recent years, I would see him at the local car shows with his Roadrunner registered under “Doc Ritchey”. Merv will be missed.


  • Helen Scott says:

    To Doris and Dorinda and familys. I am so sorry to hear about Merv’s passing. He was my and my late Husband’s (George Scott) chiropractor for many years. I have always missed him treating me for my ailments.

  • Dee says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Ritchey when I worked for Dr. David Cresswell and then again while working in auto insurance. He was a great man who will be sorely missed.

  • Henny Vogelzang says:

    In the Chiropractic world, Merv was one of the greats! He was truly an amazing and wonderful man. Rest in peace Merv! For his family and patients…it’s going to be tough, stay strong and well and my sympathies for your challenge ahead. It would be impossible not to miss such a wonderful man.

  • Judy Neufeld says:

    Dr Ritchie is going to been missed.. He was a good family friend. I always had great memories of our chats and laughter..

  • Judith Wagner says:

    To Dorinda, Sallie, Ruth and Kim. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I knew your mother Mollie and am sorry that you have now lost your dad.

  • Donna Little says:

    Dear Ruth and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you

  • Richard and Mandie says:

    Dorinda,Sallie,Ruth and Kim. Wish we could be with you at this sad time but sending all our love across the ocean and thinking about you all on the 13th. xxxx

  • Doug Price, D.C. says:

    I owe my life in Chiropractic to Merv, and to you, Doris, for seeing something in me and introducing us. I wish I could be there with all of you, but know that I’m thinking of you and sending you all my love.

  • sheldon shannon says:

    Dear Doris and all Merv’s children,we are all very saddend to learn of cuzzie Merv’s passing.Being that our mom ,Marla Shannon and Merv were cousins we will miss seeing him at the Ritchey reunions.Mervin was a fine man and true pioneer in chiropractic care in Kelowna. His legacy lives on in O.H.P were I still go for treatments. God Bless your grieving family cuzzie Merv and may you R.I.P sincerely Sheldon Shannon Sharon Harder LaDonna Shannon-Connatty Charlene Greenhalgh

  • Bob and Louise Brooks says:

    Dear Doris,

    We are so sorry to hear of Merv’s passing. We have many fond memories of you both as great friends and neighbors. Thinking of you at this very sad time.

    Bob and Louise Brooks

  • Jemal Khan,D.C. says:

    My sincere condolences to the Ritchey family. Dr. Ritchey invited me to join his practice 19 years ago after I graduated. I have always appreciated the kindness and generosity he extended to me.

  • Faisal, Saudi Arabia says:

    Dear Doris and all Dr Merv’s children, I am very saddend to learn of Dr Merv’s passing He helped me a great deal with my arthritis. He was a kind man who will be sorely missed.

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