MARCHANT. -- Merle. Merle Marchant passed away early hours of Saturday after a long struggle with Alzheimer's dementia aged 91. 'Merle the pearl of greatest price - always smiling and always nice'. Her life of service, compassion and love to her God and family will live in our memories always. Wife of Brian (dec), dearly loved mother to Jennie, Dianne, Julie and Daryl. Mother in law to Charlie, Mike and Tina. Grandma to Tim, Christopher, Genevieve, Elise, Yvette, Cassandra, Madeleine, Monique, Courtney, Brendan, Rebecca, Lachlan and Jeremy.