July 30, 1949 – January 11, 2020
We bid farewell to a loving, faithful husband, father and grandfather.
Mel passed away at home doing something he loved to do – that was, sitting on the back deck drinking a coffee, just looking out over the yard and surrounding hills.
Mel is survived by his loving wife Kathy, their three sons, Adam, Andrew (Mary Ann), and Anthony. Of course, there also was the “joy” of his life, grand-daughter Hailey. Mel often said he was sure God kept him alive for her.
Mel is also survived by his sisters, Lillie (Bruce) and Jenny (Vic) and his brother Si. As well, he has many nieces and nephews that he loved to visit from time to time. Mel is predeceased by his brother Doug (Elaine).
Over the years Mel held several different jobs, but none he enjoyed more than “bush” work. Along the way he developed several lasting friendships. Mel really enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He would share his knowledge with whoever cared to come along. He will be sorely missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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