Betty Merritt – August 22, 1937 – December 21, 2017

Betty Merritt


Betty passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Elliott Community, on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the age of 80 years. This shining light has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
She was the beloved wife of the late John (2015) for nearly 58 years. Loving mother of John (René), Bruce (Karen) and Paul (Kelley). Betty was the grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 3. She will be missed and fondly remembered by her sister, Irene Lewis, her sisters and brothers in law; Joan Yurchuk, Marilyn, Don, Daniel and Beverley Merritt, many nieces, nephews, caregivers and friends.
For the last 45 years, Betty was the proud and dedicated owner of Candies of Merritt and her leadership will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the incredible staff of the Elliott LTC unit – past and present. You all meant so much to Betty and her family.
Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph for a funeral service on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with visiting for one hour prior. A reception will follow in the Trillium room of the funeral home, then interment will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens cemetery in Fonthill.
Memorial contributions to the Elliott Community or to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at:
Candies of Merritt will be closed for the entire day on Wednesday December 27, 2017 for the funeral. Thank you for your understanding at this time.
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It’s National Butter Crunch Day

Butter CrunchWhat butter crunch means depends on where you are from and what you grew up with. At Candies of Merritt it means a butterscotch-like hard candy stick with a golden sheen. Air is incorporated into the batch when pulling it on the hook, allowing it to break easier when bitten into. Coated in milk chocolate it makes an excellent treat. We can understand why there is a day to celebrate it!

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New Mango Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce

Marie Sharp Hot Sauces, Mango GroupingWord is getting around – Candies of Merritt carries Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauces. Ranging from the mildest Exotic Sauce all the way up to Beware, they are packed full of flavour.

New in is a brand new choice – Mango. A great combination of flavour and heat it works in a chip or vegetable dip, gives pizzazz to a pizza or add zest to a meat dish. What creative options can you come up with?

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Four Weeks From Today…

Chocolate heart box with cinnamon candiesThe new year is marching along. Four weeks from today all things heart shaped will be hot commodities. In preparation for this demand our very first batch of milk chocolate heart boxes filled with cinnamon heart candies is now made.

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It’s Still January… Still Cold…

HC-Cider Quartet1Mango tea optionsWhen you are looking for some way to warm up during these cold days and nights chances are you will consider a warm drink. Do you reach for an old favourite like double truffle hot chocolate or a flavoured one like S’mores? What about apple or cranberry cider? Or is your preference to find a more exotic drink like Mango Mist or Mango Palau teas? Whatever your choice we have a wide variety of hot chocolates and ciders, teas and coffees to help fight off the chill. Browse our selection today!

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Traditional Old-Fashioned Fruit Jellies

Fruit Jellies - Grape, Lemon-Lime, Pineapple, Raspberry, Tangerine, Watermelon

Fruit Jellies – Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime, Pineapple, Tangerine

Need a candy that is gluten free? Dairy free? Suitable for a vegan diet? Try our delicious fruit jellies. Available in five flavours – cherry, grape, lemon-lime, pineapple and tangerine – they make a colourful, tasty treat.

Interested in a different twist on the jellies? Try them chocolate dipped.  Pineapple is available in milk chocolate. Cherry, lemon-line and tangerine are dipped in either milk and dark chocolate. Yum!


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