Jan. 24, 1917 to Dec. 7, 2006
Lovingly remembered by Jeanie, his wife of 35 years; his children, Millie, Joan, Bev, Don and John; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mel was predeceased by his former wife Ollie, his four brothers, Jim, Allan (Allie), George and Doug, and his three sisters, Evelyn, Myrtle and Mabel.
Mel was a pioneer of Abbotsford, having moved here with his Âfamily from Agassiz in April, 1918. He served in the RCAF, was employed with BC Hydro for 35 years, was an avid beekeeper, and a very active member of many service groups and lodges in Abbotsford and Mission.
Mel led a very full and interesting life and will be fondly remembered by many.
Mel’s family wish to extend very special thanks to Dr. Parkin, the paramedics, all the staff at MSA Hospital, and his good friends for their wonderful care.
No funeral by request. A celebration of life tea will be held starting at 6:00 pm Saturday, December 16 at 32691 Garibaldi Drive (Carriage Lane Rec Hall).