It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Melanie Hazel Margison. Melanie was born on December 2, 1956 in Woodstock, NB to Preston and Naida (Johnson) Margison. She was pre-deceased by her Father; Preston, Infant Sister; Patricia, and also her beloved black cat, Grace. She is survived by her Mother; Naida of Woodstock, NB, Sisters; Natalie (Ron) Elsinga of Bloomfield, NB, Sally Margison of Calgary, AB, Nephews; Gerrit (Lisa) Elsinga of Long Settlement, NB, Jacob Elsinga of Bloomfield, NB, and Great-Nephews; Ron-Allen and Preston Elsinga of Long Settlement, NB. Melanie is also survived by all of her Special Family, Friends, and Connections that she made while living and working in British Columbia for thirty-plus years. She was employed at MPM Engineering for 29 years.
Melanie was a smart and strong-willed person, never afraid to tell you “how it was going to be.” You always knew where you stood with Melanie. She was loyal to her family and friends, and if you were a part of her “clan”, you had a fierce defender on your side in life. She was a no-nonsense kind of person and faced any challenge, whatever it may be, head on. She appreciated a good laugh and had a great sense of humour.
Melanie loved country music, Nascar, crocheting, and also enjoyed volunteering in recent years with Operation Red Nose during the Christmas holiday season. She would usually make an annual trip to the Lynden Fair in Washington to watch whichever country musician happened to be performing there. She also enjoyed trips home to NB and around BC, and also enjoyed a trip with family to Holland in 2008. She often joked about her obsession with yarn, and she always had a crochet project on the go which most of the time she would have been making for someone else or to give to somebody. She could usually be found at home on Sundays, crocheting and watching the Nascar race, more specifically her favourite driver, Denny Hamlin. Melanie was a cat lover. She took pride and joy in her “fur-babies” and loved them dearly. Her current kitties Eden and Lily will certainly miss her. Every year, we always looked forward to her annual Christmas letter, written by “the cat”.
Melanie was a devoted and doting Aunt to all of her nephews, nieces, and greats. She was known by many names; Antie Mel, Fave, Gamel, Antie M, and Bobo to name a few. She loved to spend time with them all and would “brag” about them any chance that she could. She cared for the well being of each one, and she took the time to know what they were up to and how they were doing. She would offer advice and assist where she could. All of her nephews, nieces, and greats love her and will miss her as a part in their lives.
She was a Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend. Dearest Melanie, we love you and miss we you, but will always remember the good times. May you rest in peace.