Mel passed away peacefully on July 14, 2015.

Dad was born the 2nd of 4 children on Sept 23, 1936 in Trail B.C. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Julie in 2005, and siblings Iva and Ivan, also his granddaughter Amanda in 2003.

Dad is survived by his daughters Susan (Randy), Sheryl (Rod), Sandy, Shannon (John); grandchildren Paul (Cherie), Rick, Alisha, Jennalee (Chris), Matthew, Jason, Sarah, Nikki and Kacie; great grandchildren Jordynn and Ember, and also his eldest brother Ervin (Jean).

Dad’s career as a Boilermaker and his sense of adventure took him and his family to many new places, making a home wherever the road took him. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and gold panning. In Mel’s retirement years he enjoyed playing cards and a good game of chess, he spent many hours driving friends wherever they needed to go, helping in anyway he could.

Mel will be greatly missed by his family and friends. No service by request.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.”

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