April 16, 1926 to Jan. 8, 2008
Mel was born in Saskatchewan and moved with his family to farm in the Haynes area near Joffre, Alberta.
Mel married Lois Anne Ferguson on November 23, 1947 in Tees, AB. Mel enjoyed a successful career in insurance and built and owned Jingle Pot Campsites in Nanaimo. In 1989, Mel and Lois moved to Abbotsford where they enjoyed many years in retirement. In 2005, Lois passed away and Mel moved to Parksville, B.C. to enjoy his remaining years.
Mel is lovingly survived by his children, Wendy Rogers (Glenn), BarbeeLee Moraes (Clyde) and Gordon Boe, grandchildren Chris Rogers, Corey Rogers, Lucretia Delmos, Don Moraes (Cora-Lee) and Mandy Moraes, brothers Don Boe (Ethel), Larry Boe (Lynn), sister Erlene Oslund (Elmer), aunt Ruth Anderson and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Alberta and B.C.
Mel will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
A public funeral service of Mel’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Chapel – 6287 -67A Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut – 101 – 5208 – 53rd Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5K2.
Yates Funeral Home, Parksville, BC
in charge of arrangements