Peacefully, at Carleton Lodge, Nepean, on the morning of January 8th, 2020. Beloved husband of Marjorie Frances Mertl (née Allin). Loving father of daughters Christine Gertrude Welling (Fred) and Victoria Frances Busner (Charles); and sons Richard Alan (Randi), John David (Catherine) and Theodore Joseph (Kelly). Proud grandfather of Amanda Leigh (Boun), Allison Jayne (Sean), Sarah-Anne, Meghan and Ashley; and great-grandfather of Mila. Dear brother of Trudi Spika; and uncle of Steve (Madeleine). Dear son of the late Josef Mertl and the late Mathilde Mertl (née Müller). We welcome friends to share their memories of Rudi Mertl at our celebration of life on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 1 pm to 4 pm, we begin sharing memories at 3 pm, at Glengarry Funeral Home, 580 Main Street South, Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0, (613) 525-3400. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family.