Melvin James “Mel”, peacefully, at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford, B.C. on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the age of 84 years. Mel is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of 58 years, as well as his children, Gerry (Darcy), Dana (Bonnie), Richard (Darlene), Kelly (Monica), Dean, Dale (Lynn) and Linda. He leaves, also, his 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; his sister Jean and brother Keith; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
An avid sportsman, Mel loved fishing and bowling and he was a long-time player and then manager of the Mission Pioneers Old-Timers hockey team. At Mel’s request, no formal service will be held, but for those desiring, donations made in his memory to the Alzheimers Society would be most appreciated.