Merv Rinta born February 8, 1941, passed away at Sudbury Health Sciences North on Friday, July 13, 2018. Pre-deceased by his parents Gladys and Eino Rinta and brothers Norman and Eric Rinta. Sadly missed by his loving children, Lisa Romo (Jan), Karen Rinta (Paul), Trever Rinta, Julie Munro (Bronze) and Neil Rinta (Corrine). Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Merv was a prison guard at Burwash prison; then retired from CN - Via rail. His passion was trapping, hunting, fishing, flying and running his bear business. He was a member of the Trapper’s Association and Sudbury Game and Fish. He leaves behind memories that will last a lifetime with many, many friends and family. A Celebration of Mervine’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2-6 pm at the Lockerby Legion branch 564, 2200 Long Lake Rd., Sudbury.