Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Merv Lahn of the city of London who passed away 10 days ago.
Merv Lahn's distinguished career spanned 35 years in the trust industry in Canada. He was considered an innovator in the financial services sector. He retired in 1990 from Canada Trust Financial Services Inc. of London, Canada Trust's corporate parent, where he had served as both chairman and chief executive officer.
Mr. Lahn also devoted his energy and strength to many corporate boards and charities. In our community, the John P. Robarts Research Institute, London Salvation Army, Orchestra London, Theatre London and the Merrymount Children's Centre among others, were grateful recipients of his talent and expertise.
Merv Lahn was a great man in every sense of the word. He was a man with integrity and very high principles, a man respected and loved by his friends and colleagues. I extend condolences to his wife, Myra, and his three children. London and Canada share their loss.
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