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"Melanson" Obituaries

MELANSON, Adolph Joseph - 71, Lewiston Road, Ashmore, Digby Co., died May 16, 1998, in Digby General Hospital. Born December 28, 1926, in Gilberts Cove, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Wilfred and Janie (Amero) Melanson. He was a labourer. He served with the Merchant Marines. He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Marie Therese Comeau; sons, Wayne and wife Debbie, Weymouth North; Robert, Meteghan; daughters, Elaine and husband Harvey Melanson, Linda Titus and companion Dennis Doucette, and Pauline and husband Robert Sweeney, all of Ashmore; Gertrude and husband Stewart Sweeney, Yarmouth; Donna and husband Nelson Titus, East Ferry; Monica Gillings, Winnipeg; Louise Melanson and common-law husband Keith Deveau, Meteghan River; brother, Roy Melanson, Winnipeg; sisters, Celesta Hall, Digby; Lucille Amero, Doucetteville; Viola White, Yarmouth; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Clifford; sisters, Theresa VanTassell and Martha Gaudet; grandson, Shawn Louie; great-grandchildren, Colten and Katrina. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, in Holy Cross Church, Plympton, Digby Co., Rev. John MacPherson officiating. Interment in Plympton Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral home, Yarmouth.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 05/18/98

MELANSON, Alexander Joseph (Alex) - 87, Joggins, died February 3, 1997, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in LeBlanc Office, Westmoreland Co., N.B., he was a son of the late Phelias and Dina (Bourque) Melanson. He was a coal miner at mines in Joggins, River Hebert and Springhill for over 30 years, retiring in 1969. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins. Surviving are his wife, the former Edmee Richard; daughter, Florence (Mrs. Michael Burns), Strathcona; sons, Alfred (Fred), Newcastle, N.B.; Francis (Frank), Halifax; Ovila, Joggins; Donald, at home; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Dora, Elize, Alvina; brothers, Edgar, Valentine; grandson, Robert. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, time and day to be announced at a later date. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 02/04/97

MELANSON, Alma - 94, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, Digby County, formerly of Grosses Coques, Digby County, died February 10, 1993, in the villa. Born in Belleville, Yarmouth County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Evangeline (Robichaud) Bourque. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip; three brothers, Fidele, Elie, Gustave; three sisters, Irene, Celina, Eulalie. The body is in Meteghan Funeral Home, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Villa Acadienne Charitable Foundation. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 02/11/93

MELANSON, Alma Marguerite - 98, Tideview Terrace, Digby, died January 13, 1999, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Waterford, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Lewis) Robichaud. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Gaye, Ottawa; Geraldine (Dean), Peterborough, Ont.; Theresa, Concord, NH; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m., prayers 8 p.m., all today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Rev. Craig Christenson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 01/15/99

MELANSON, Anthony Charles (Tony) - 41, 856 Queen's Blvd., Kitchener, Ont., formerly of Truro, died November 20, 1993, in St. Luke's Hospital, Montreal. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of Frank and Jennie (LeBlanc) Melanson, Truro. He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Farrell; sister, Judy (Mrs. Peter MacIntosh), Truro; two brothers, David, Eldon, both of Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dale Marie. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Family will receive friends following the service in Campbell Hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Canadian Association for Community Living. Arrangements under the direction of Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 12/04/93

MELANSON, Arsena - 72, Lake Doucette, Digby Co., died May 2, 1997, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born at Salmon River, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Marie Elizabeth (Deveau) Deveau. Surviving are her husband, Andrew; stepmother, Annie May Deveau, Salmon River; daughter, Anne Melanson, Meteghan; brothers, Antoine, Peter, Salmon River; Joe, Mahone Bay; three grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Salmon River, Rev. Louis Comeau officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 05/03/97

MELANSON, Beatrice Louise - Surrounded by her family, Beatrice Louise Melanson, age 84, passed away in Gables Lodge on Thursday, October 26, 2006. Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late James and Matilda (Burke) White. Beatrice was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She spent most of her life in River Hebert before moving to Amherst. Her husband and children were most important in her life. She loved to make people smile and laugh, enjoyed bingo, scratch tickets and walks in the rain when she was able. She made many friends while living at Lakeside Manor. Beatrice is survived by daughters, Shirley (James) Brooks and Mary Lee (Layton) Melanson, both of Amherst; Eleanor (Sidney) Haines, Fredericton; sons, Garnet (Lorna), River Hebert; Lonnie (Pearl), Amherst; Richard (Lorna), Calgary; Timmy (Charlene), Enfield; daughter-in-law, Dolly, Mississauga, Ont.; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her adopted family at Gables Lodge. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Eugene; daughter, Rose Marie; son, David; sisters, Mable Crossman, Elvena Gould, Viola Walker, Marjorie Keogh, Ida Belliveau, Mary Edwards; brothers, William, Chester, Alfred, and Leo. Her family will receive visitors in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 30, at 10 a.m. in Campbell's Chapel with Father David MacDonald officiating. Following the reception in Campbell's Funeral Home, interment will take place in St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie. Family flowers only. Donations made to Gables Lodge to purchase special tympanic thermo-scan thermometers in memory of our mother would be greatly appreciated. www.campbells-amherst.ca
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Published: October 27, 2006

MELANSON, Bernadette Marie - 90, Weymouth, Digby County, died September 30, 1993, in La Maison Couche du Soliel, Saulnierville. Born in Church Point Station, Digby County, she was a daughter of the late Wallis and Lucy (Theriault) Comeau. She was a member of the New Horizons Club, Weymouth and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Weymouth. She is survived by a daughter, Lucy (Mrs. Frank Curran), Willowdale, Ont.; sister, Antionette Theriault, Weymouth; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Elie; brother, Jim. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North, where prayers will be 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Weymouth, Rev. Thomas McQuade officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/02/93

MELANSON, Bernard - 65, Meteghan Station, Digby Co., died September 22, 1996, at home. Born in Comeauville, he was a son of the late Joe and Rita (Romain) Melanson. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus with the Conseil Sigogne in Clare. Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Eddy; son, Christopher, Saint John, N.B.; daughter, Rosalie Adelle Melanson, Saint John; brothers, Adolph, Meteghan Station; Camille, McAdam, N.B.; Edward, Meteghan; Hector, Comeauville; sisters, Agnes (Mrs. Donald Thimot), St. Benoni; Angelina (Mrs. Hector Robicheau), Meteghan; Delima (Mrs. Gerald Theriault), Belliveau Cove; Josephine (Mrs. Charlie Lewis), Greenwood; Loretta (Mrs. Bernard Robicheau), Mavillette; Marie Melanson, Comeauville; May (Mrs. Gram Russell), Margueriteville; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Augustin, Henri, James, Nicholas; sisters, Azelle, Anita. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10:30 a.m. today in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Meteghan, Rev. Jean Paul Gagne officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 09/24/96

MELANSON, Bill - 91, MacGillivray Guest Home Enriched Housing formerly of Whitney Pier, died Thursday, December 2, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Henry and Euphemia (Jean) Melanson. He was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. He retired from Atlantic Spring and Machine Shop in 1985. Bill was a member of the Marine Workers Union and a member of Club 55. Surviving are daughter, Hughena McIntyre, Musquodoboit Harbour; sons, Kevin Melanson, Sydney Forks; Blair Melanson, Sydney; sisters, Josephine, Sydney; brothers, John Melanson, Halifax; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sadie MacNeil (1978); sister, Florence; brothers, Arthur, Gilbert. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, in Holy Redeemer Church, H. E. MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 12/03/99

MELANSON, C. Joseph J. "Honey" - 79 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, died September 15, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Clarence and Anita (Legere) Melanson. He attended Saint Mary's Boys' School and Aquinas Common School, and was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and St. John Vianney Church, Lower Sackville. He served in the RCAF from 1946-51. In 1956 he joined the Army Artillery Band until 1969. This was the beginning of his professional music career. In the early 1960s he had his own dance band, "The Orientals", with the late Donald Campbell. He played with the Don Warner Orchestra and the Glen Sarty Orchestra. From 1969-79 he was with the Stadacona Band. He sang bass and was also active in public relations for the Artillery Band. He taught summer music camps for young children. He studied at the Conservatory of Music and studied English Literature at Saint Mary's University. Due to his career, he travelled extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe and participated in the International Tatoos. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline (Brundage) Furlong-Melanson; sons, Craig, Andrew; four stepchildren; four granddaughters; four step-grandchildren; sisters, Florence MacDonald, Berwick; Louise Holland, Amherst, Margaret O'Dea, British Columbia. He was predeceased by his first wife, Muriel (Penney); brothers, Arthur, Thomas; sister, Lorraine Mills. There will be no memorial service. Private scattering of ashes in Shediac in the spring. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 09/20/99

MELANSON, Sister Causetta (Marie Colombiere) - 103, Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse, Halifax, died March 13, 1998, in Mother Berchmans Centre. Born in Bathurst, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Alfred J. and Mary Ann (Theriault) Melanson. She entered the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, in 1912, and made her religious profession in 1915. She taught school for over 40 years in Massachusetts, New York, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. She retired to Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse in 1985. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Isabella, Dorothy, Gertrude; brothers, Eldon, Albert. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Monday, both in Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse and chapel. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mother Berchmans Centre Ltd.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 03/14/98

MELANSON, Charles Alfred - 80, 4 Prince Arthur St., Amherst, died April 26, 1993, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Minudie, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Casmien and Vini (Brien) Melanson. He was a member of River Hebert United Church. Farming for many years, he also worked as a lumberman for 20 years, worked on the DEW line, ran River Hebert bus line and had worked for Rex Chapel until retirement. He is survived by two sisters, Gladys (Mrs. Frank Laba), Marjorie (Mrs. Roland McDonald), both of Halifax; two brothers, Curtis, Edmonton; Cyril, Chignecto. The body has been cremated under the direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. There will be no visitation or funeral service. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 04/28/93

Prominent retired funeral director dies MELANSON, Clarence S. - 84, Spencer Memorial Home, Moncton, N.B., died July 17, 1993, in the home. He was the retired general manager of Cadman's Funeral Home Limited, Moncton and had, for many years, been employed with Tuttle Brothers Funeral Homes Limited, Moncton. He presided over the Funeral Directors Association of Canada from 1962-63; was past president and an honorary life member of New Brunswick Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association; past chairman and honorary life member of Atlantic Provinces Funeral Directors and Services Convention and was the recipient of an honorary diploma from Quebec Embalmers Association for his work in that province. He was active in community affairs and service groups and was a member of BPOE, Lodge 229, Moncton; past president and life member of Beaver Curling Club; associate member of Moncton Golf and Country Club; honorary president, life member and charter member of Moncton Lions Club; life member of Lions Foundation of Canada and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Loretta Arsenault, Moncton; Anita (Mrs. Harold Simons), Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; Mrs. Fern Stanton, Arnprior, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Abrams; three sisters, Doris, Lena, Edna; two brothers, John, Edward. Funeral was held July 20 in St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Moncton. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 07/22/93

MELANSON, Daniel (Danny) - 84, Lake Doucette, Digby Co., died November 2, 1996, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born at Lake Doucette, he was a son of the late Arthur and Eugenie (Deveau) Melanson. He was employed by Eric Whebby Construction Ltd. as a bulldozer operator until his retirement. He was a member of the Ox Teamster Association; an affiliated member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52, Saulnierville and a member of New Horizon Senior Citizen's Club, Mavillette. Surviving are his wife, the former Olive Deveau; sons, Eddie, Dartmouth; Albert, Alfred, Lake Doucette; Maurice, Salmon River; sisters, Lizzie (Mrs. Leonard Deveau), Dartmouth; Marguerite Maillet, Greenwood; Sophie Jeddry, St. Alphonse; Anna (Mrs. Leo Thibault), Mayflower; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Salmon River, Rev. Louis Comeau officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 11/04/96

MELANSON, Daniel Jean (Don) - 70, 166 Cowie Hill, Halifax, died May 14, 1995, in the Halifax Infirmary. Born at Lake Doucette, he was a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Muise) Melanson. He was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax. He had been employed as a painter with Jubeon and Sheen and later with Halifax Dockyard. Surviving are daughters, Linda (Mrs. George Cornelius), Donna (Mrs. Gregory Lutz), Nancy (Mrs. Tony Peterson), Halifax; Dolores (Mrs. Grayling Cornelius), Bedford; Deborah, Dartmouth; brother, Andrew, Lake Doucette; sister, Laura Charlton, Bridgetown; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Inglis; infant son, David; grandson, Calvin; several brothers and sisters. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Eric Theriault officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 05/16/95

MELANSON, Donald Joseph - 80, West Arichat, Richmond Co., died April 2, 1997, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Allan Joseph and Helen (Bourque) Melanson. Surviving are his wife, the former Rhoda Gertrude (Sal) Kehoe; daughter, Helene (Mrs. Brian Barrett), Halifax; sister, Sister Helen Marie Cormier, Halifax; brothers, William, Raymond, Paul, Thilmon, Halifax; Edward, Lucan, Ont.; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Margaret, Mary; brother, Allan. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat, Rev. Conrad Girroir officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 04/03/97

MELANSON, Dorothy Alice - 66, 166 Cowie Hill Dr., Halifax, died November 20, 1993, at home. Born in Blockhouse, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Roger and Mable (McCarthy) Inglis. She is survived by her husband, Jean Dan- iel; five daughters, Linda (Mrs. George Cornelius), Donna (Mrs. Gregory Lutz), Dolores (Mrs. Grayline Cornelius), Nancy (Mrs. Tony Peterson), Deborah, all of Halifax; three sisters, Eva Comerford, Halifax; Irma Brown, Fairview; Mary Moore, Toronto; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant son, David. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Halifax. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield, Rev. Eric Theriault officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 11/22/93

MELANSON, Dorothy Gerturde Jeanette - 51, Plympton, Digby County, died May 19, 1994, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Little Brook, Digby County, she was a daughter of Alphie and Anne (LeBlanc) Gennette. She was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton. She is survived by her husband, Daley Edward; daughter, Tracy Marie, at home; four sons, Eric, James, both at home; Julin, Little Brook Station; Allan, St. Bernard; two sisters, Gertrude (Mrs. Ronald Melanson), Plympton; Ruth (Mrs. Richard Saulnier), Saulnierville; four brothers, Real, Bangor, Digby County; Alphie Jr., Little Brook; Paul Joseph, Dartmouth; Robert, Waldeck, Annapolis County. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North, where prayers will be 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Church, Rev. Thomas McQuade officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 05/20/94

MELANSON, Earl James - 60, Ashmore, Digby Co., died May 7, 1997, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Plympton, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Melvin and Irene (Amero) Melanson. He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton. He worked in the fishing industry for most of his life and, before his retirement, was employed by Casey Fisheries Ltd., Digby, as a foreman for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Lombard; daughter, Kimberley, Hilltown, Digby Co.; sister, Eunice (Mrs. Donald Thibodeau), Ashmore; brothers, Clifton, Ashmore; Alphonse, Gilberts Cove, Digby Co.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Sydney, Israel, Edward, Milford, Vaughan, Alfred; sisters, Evelyn, Arlene, Myrtle. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, Rev. John McPherson officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church or any charity. 
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Published: 05/08/97

MELANSON, Eddie - 56, Grosses Coques, Digby County, died June 2, 1993, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Grosses Coques, he was a son of the late Amedee and Marie Marthe (Melanson) Melanson. He is survived by a sister, Joanne Comeau, Grosses Coques. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund. 
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Published: 06/03/93

MELANSON, Eileen Audrey - 74, Dartmouth, passed away May 28, 1996, at home. Born in Hastings, England, she was a daughter of the late Gertrude Grace Royall. She came to Canada in 1945 as a war bride. Surviving are her second husband, Donald Arthur; daughters, Sandra Felderhof, Susan Jakeman, Halifax; Elizabeth Sherren, Dundalk, Ont.; grandchildren, Saskia, Christina, Samantha. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 767 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia branch. 
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Published: 05/29/96

MELANSON, Elise - 91, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Grosses Coques, Digby County, died January 18, 1993, in the villa. Born in Grosses Coques, she was a daughter of the late Charles (Don) and Francoise (Comeau) Melanson. She is survived by a daughter, Cecilia Blinn, Church Point; brother, Albert, Grosses Coques; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; son, Leo; daughter, Blanche; four brothers, Benjamin, Joseph, Amedee, Gilbert; two sisters, Evelina, Adele. The body is in Meteghan Funeral Home, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Louis Antoine Lachance officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity. 
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Published: 01/19/93

MELANSON, Elise Mary - 87, Plympton, Digby Co., died September 30, 1998, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Plympton, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Doucette) Melanson. She was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, and a member of both Bayside (Plympton) and Weymouth Horizon Clubs. She was employed with the Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax for many years. Surviving are sister, Evelyn Melanson, Tideview Terrace, Digby; brother, George, Plympton. She was predeceased by sister, Nettie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, prayers 8 p.m. Friday, all in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rev. John MacPherson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Holy Cross Cemetery Fund.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/01/98

LIZZIE MELANSON DIES AT 100 - MELANSON, Elizabeth (Lizzie) - 100, Bangor, Digby Co., died January 11, 1995, at home. Born in St. Bernard, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Henri and Agathe (Dugas) LeBlanc. Surviving are sons, Henrie, Elie, Theodore, Saulnierville; Alphonse, Meteghan River; daughters, Louise (Mrs. Dan Comeau), Bangor; Philomene (Mrs. Charles Saulnier), Lydia (Mrs. Thomas Saulnier), Saulnierville; Blanche (Mrs. Desire Comeau), Meteghan River; Antoinette (Mrs. Eddie Theriault), Church Point; 45 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Adolphe; brothers, Roger, Martin; sisters, Anthonie, Rose-Anne, Lucille, Philomene. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. 
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Published: 01/13/95

MELANSON, Everett J. - 83, Grosses Coques, Digby Co., died November 11, 1995, at home. Born in Lynn, Mass., he was a son of the late Max and Mary (Theriault) Melanson. He was predeceased by a sister, Dora. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Noel Cormier officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. 
The Chronicle-Herald
Published: 11/13/95

MELANSON, Frances H. - 79, Northwood Manor, Halifax, died November 28, 1992, in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Freeport, Digby County, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Mary (Titus) Melanson. She was a retired employee of Stadacona Naval Base. She is survived by two sisters, Eveline (Mrs. Edmond Saulnier), Yarmouth; Nora (Mrs. Max Street), Windsor. She was predeceased by a brother, John; sister, Iola. The body is in Meteghan Funeral Home, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. 
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Published: 11/30/92

MELANSON, Francis Earl (Frank) - 79, Orleans, Ont., formerly of Annapolis Royal, died July 6, 1994, in Orleans. Born in Millinocket, Me., he was a son of the late Charles and Emiley (Lombard) Melanson. He was known as Mr. Hockey of the Annapolis Royal Tigers hockey team and also played for the Bridgetown Hawks and the Wolfville Falcons. He was also active in baseball and softball. He was a barber for 20 years and worked at the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission in Annapolis Royal for 20 years. He is survived by a son, Barrie, Orleans; five grandchildren; two brothers, Louis, British Columbia; Paul, Manitoba; two sisters, Pauline (Mrs. Eugene Deravin), Weymouth; Jacqueline (Mrs. Richard Blinn), Grosses Coques. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Phyllis Cummings; son, Ralph; four brothers, Albert, Johnnie, Joseph, Gerald; two sisters, Yvonne, Blanche. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. George & St. Andrew's United Church, Rev. Alfred Woodworth officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
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Published: 07/08/94

MELANSON, Frank Joseph - 79, 21 Douglas St., Truro, died July 8, 1996, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Tewkesbury, Mass., he was a son of the late Thomas and Celina (Melanson) Melanson. He was a bricklayer and mason. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas for over five years with the West Novies. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro and a 4th Degree Knight with the Knight's of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, the former Jennie Leblanc; sons, David and Eldon, both of Truro; daughter, Judy (Mrs. Peter MacIntosh), Truro; sister, Edith, Salmon River, Digby Co.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Dale Marie; son, Anthony; sister, Bessie. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 tribute service 7 p.m., both today in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, The Lung Association or St. Paul de Vincent. We love you Dad. You were a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We will miss you. 
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Published: 07/09/96

MELANSON, Gabriel J. - 22, Meteghan Centre, Digby Co., died March 29, 1999, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Scarborough, Ont., he was a son of Louise Melanson, Beaver River, and Harold Melanson, Meteghan River. Surviving are brother, Ben, Meteghan; maternal grandparents, Louis and Rose O'Connell, Saulnierville; paternal grandmother, Iva Melanson, Meteghan. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Benjamin "Ben" Melanson; brother, Marc in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 3 p.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Meteghan, Rev. Paul LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Kidney Foudation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
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Published: 03/31/99 

MELANSON, George M. - 60, Ingersoll, Ont., formerly of Middleton, Annapolis County, died August 15, 1992, in Ingersoll. Born in Middleton, he was a son of the late Leonard and Agnes (Shipley) Melanson. He is survived by his wife, the former Nedra Foote; four daughters, Linda Barker, Pat Brownscombe, Cathy Jackson, all of Ingersoll; Cheryl Bragg, Woodstock, Ont.; three sons, David, Mount Elgin, Ont.; Kenneth, John, both of Ingersoll; six sisters, Mrs. Annie Taylor, Ingersoll; Evelyn Taylor, Lawrencetown, Annapolis County; Daisy Corbett, Woodstock; Shirley Wile, Helen, Barbara Robashaw, all of Nictaux, Annapolis County; three brothers, Fred, Charlie, both of Nictaux; John, Berwick, Kings County; 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary; grandson, Tyler Brownscombe; two brothers, Albert, William, both in infancy. Funeral was in McBeath Funeral Home, Ingersoll. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. 
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Published: 08/29/92

MELANSON, Grace May - 78, Halifax, died August 11, 1995, in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Ernest A. and Mary Frances (West) Peters. She was a past member of the ladies auxiliary at St. Matthias Anglican Church, Halifax and belonged to the Young at Heart Group at Northwood Centre. Surviving are a daughter, Carole Ann Covey, Timberlea; sons, Donald, Vancouver; Gordon, Timberlea; two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James W. Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Matthias Anglican Church, Halifax, Rev. William Dye officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre, Bayers Road. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity. 
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Published: 08/12/95

MELANSON, Harley Andrew - 86, Hillsburn, died September 8, 1999, in the Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal. Born in Annapolis Royal, he was a son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Joudrey) Melanson. He was a taxi driver in Annapolis Royal for 35 years, and was a member of the Annapolis Royal Fire Department for 15 years. He was known to be very dependable and was a painter in CFB Cornwallis for 4 years. Surviving are daughters, Evelyn Gaudet, Ellen Melanson, Annapolis Royal; Erma Sitser, Debert; son, Eric, Hillsburn; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn; son, Frederick; sisters, Beatrice Grenough, Gladys Comeau, Eva Melanson; brother, Fred. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Louis Catholic Church, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Tom McQuade officiating. Burial in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Annapolis Community Health Centre or any charity. 
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Published: 09/10/99

MELANSON, Rev. Hector - Priest of the Diocese of Yarmouth, died in Digby General Hospital on Sunday, October 22, 2006. He was born July 12, 1930, a son of the late Vincent Melanson and Eulalie McLaughlin, in Church Point. In his native village, Hector Melanson attended the elementary school directed by the Sisters of Charity from Halifax. After his studies at Collège Sainte-Anne, he entered the Eudist Fathers in Charlesbourg, Que., and studied philosophy and social studies at Université Saint-Louis, Edmundston, N.B., where he was a professor of History and English. From 1955-1959, he studied theology at the seminary in Halifax, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Albert Leménager on April 15, 1959, in Saint-Marie's Church, Church Point. Rev. Hector Melanson was assigned the following ministries: assistant parish priest at Stella Maris Parish, Meteghan, 1959-1963; secretary for Bishop Leménager 1963-1967; administrator of Saint-Louis Parish, Annapolis Royal after the departure of the Oblate Fathers; notary at the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Yarmouth 1959-1970; religious education co-ordinator at the high school level (Clare and Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau) 1960-1963; assistant parish priest at St. Ambrose Cathedral 1963-1965; assistant chaplain at Yarmouth Regional Hospital 1964-67; spiritual advisor of the two Catholic Women's Leagues in Yarmouth 1964-67; chaplain of the Knights of Columbus 1965-67; president of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission 1965-68; vice-chancellor, chancellor and administrator of the Diocese of Yarmouth after the death of Bishop Leménager 1967-68, and parish administrator of Stella Maris in Meteghan. Father Melanson served on the Liturgical Commission of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, he was secretary-editor for the Conference of the Atlantic Bishops, a member of the Inter Ecclesiastical Provincial Religious Education Committee, counsellor for the Canadian Canon Law Society and member of the Canon Law Society of America, lawyer at the Regional Marriage Tribunal of Halifax, and associate judicial vicar at the same tribunal. Father Melanson retired for health reasons in April 1975. Father Melanson is survived by his brothers, Philip (Frances), Windsor, Ont.; Ernest (Yvonne), Angus, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Agnita and Loretta; brothers, Arnold and John. Visitation in Saint-Marie's Church on Wednesday, October 25, from 3 p.m. until prayer vigil at 8 p.m. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday in Saint-Marie's Church, Church Point, Bishop Claude Champagne officiating. Donations may be made to Saint-Marie's Church. No flowers by request. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Meteghan Funeral Home.
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Published: October 24, 2006

MELANSON, Helen M. - 89, Little Brook, Digby County, died October 30, 1992, at home. Born in Little Brook, she was a daughter of the late Zozime and Rosalie (Deveau) LeBlanc. She is survived by three sons, Melbourne, Meteghan; Thomas, Little Brook; Maurice, Weaver Settlement, Digby County; five daughters, Jeanette (Mrs. Bernie Dugas), Meteghan; Paulette (Mrs. Daly Chandler), Annette (Mrs. Mark Comeau), both of Little Brook; Rosalie (Mrs. Benoit Dugas), Church Point, Digby County; Louise (Mrs. Vincent Saulnier), Meteghan River; sister, Lizzie Deveau, Hectanooga, Digby County; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bowmen; infant daughter, Rita; brother, Jean. The body is in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Vincent Dumas officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity. 
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Published: 11/02/92

MELANSON, Helen Rose - R.K. MacDonald Guest Home, formerly of 73 Hawthorne St., Antigonish, died April 21, 1996, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Born in Ohio, Antigonish Co., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Druhan) MacLean. In the 1940s she operated the St. Andrew's Telephone Exchange and later owned and operated with her husband the Chateau Motel, Antigonish. She was a member of St. Ninian's Parish and CWL. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her husband, Al, Antigonish; son, Dr. Archibald Boyd, Nepean, Ont.; daughter, Helen (Mrs. Bert MacDonald), Antigonish; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, William Boyd; daughter, Anna Marie in infancy; sisters, Kate, Annie, Minnie, Sally, Tena, Peg; brothers, Allan, John, Peter, Joe. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Friends of the R.K. 
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Published: 04/22/96

MELANSON, Henry (Paul) - 57, Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., died November 23, 1998, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of Cecilia Melanson and the late Maurice Frotten. He served in Cyprus, with the Black Watch. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was employed with Alwood Products and later employed with Austin Hurlbert's & Sons sawmill. He enjoyed everyone he met. Surviving are his wife, the former Leona Dugus; daughter, Tanya Nickerson, Yarmouth; sons, Sheldon, Steven, Lawrence Nickerson, Yarmouth; brothers, George (Pat), Ignace, Ont.; Murray, Beardmore, Ont.; sisters, Margo Wilkinson, Yarmouth County; seven grandchildren; predeceased by grandson, Paul James Nickerson. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
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Published: 11/25/98

MELANSON, Henry Joseph - 74, Cedar Street, Pictou, died October 13, 1998, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Magdalen Island, Que., he was a son of the late Stanislaus and Flore (Gaudet) Molaison/Melanson. He is survived by sons, Frank (Carolyn), Fort Fairfield, Me.; Raymond (Liz), Poplar Hill; John, Pictou; Charles, Pictou; daughters, Louise Rogers, Pictou; Elizabeth Fleming (Michael), Hardwood Hill; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildsons; sisters, Lorraine Gaudet, Magdalen Islands; Rita Bishop, Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Oram); brother, Efhrem, Cyris, Antoin, Raymond; sisters, Evelyn Molaison, Violla Molaison, Alexina LeBlanc. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, from where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Pastor Frank Melanson and Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Stella Maris Cemetery, Pictou. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
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Published: 10/15/98

MELANSON, Herbert Michael (Herbie) - 75, Halifax, died March 21, 1995, in Victoria General Hospital. Born at Gilberts Cove, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Martin and Lizzie (Thibault) Melanson. He served overseas in the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War. He later served in the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for 20 years in Halifax. Surviving are a brother, Walter, Gilberts Cove; sisters, Mrs. Louise Greene, Digby; Lavina Melanson, Halifax; Mrs. Kay Dukeshire, Ontario; Mrs. Pauline Hicken, Gilberts Cove; He was predeceased by brothers, Bill, Louis. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral 12:15 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Basilica. Burial at a later date in Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax. 
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Published: 03/22/95

MELANSON, Ira - 85, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, Digby Co., formerly of Concession, died April 5, 1998, in the villa. Born in Concession, he was a son of the late Marco and Melanie (Thibault) Melanson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are sons, Louis, Villa Acadienne; Norbert, Concession; Andre, Church Point; daughters, Louise (Mrs. Donald Blinn), Church Point; Yvonne Melanson, Melanie (Mrs. Alfred Gaudet), Concession; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, the former, Prescille Smith; two children in infancy; brothers, Joseph, Marius, Leance; sisters, Cecile, Agnes, Jeanne, Marie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Clovis Chiasson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or any charity.
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Published: 04/07/98

MELANSON, Irving Joseph - 93, Salmon River, Digby Co., died January 25, 1998, at Lake Doucette. Born in Salmon River, he was a son of the late Charlie and Alice (Burridge) Melanson. He lived and worked in Toronto, and prior to that he was a lobster fisherman in Salmon River. Surviving are sons, Malcolm, Guy, Woodstock, Ont.; Lester, Milton, Ont.; Brian, Lake Doucette; ; daughters, Pauline Comeau, Yarmouth; Evelyn Deveau, Toronto; Louisa Krudzo, Lake Doucette; 31 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Etta Deveau; son, Burgess; daughter, Daisy in infancy; grandson, Sean; brother, George. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Salmon River, Rev. Louis Comeau officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church.
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Published: 01/26/98

MELANSON, J. Albert - 75, Grosses Coques, Digby Co., died May 5, 1997, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Dorchester, Mass., he was a son of the late Joseph and Elise (Melanson) Melanson. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in the United States navy. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; sons, James, Port Albany, Vancouver Island, B.C.; Michael, Portland, Maine; Alfred (Freddy), Jerry, Gary, Grosses Coques; daughters, June Melanson, Grosses Coques; Joan Boudreau, St. Alphonse; Jane Melanson, Portland, Maine; sister, Cecilia Blinn, Weymouth; 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Peter in infancy; brother, Leo; sister, Blanche. No visitation by request. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by legion service in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Yvon Dionne officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. 
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Published: 05/06/97

MELANSON, J. Louis - 59, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Concession, Digby Co., and Princeton, Me., died December 23, 1998, in the villa. Born in Concession, he was a son of the late Ira and Prescille (Smith) Melanson. Surviving are brothers, Norbert, Concession; Andre, Church Point; sisters, Yvonne Melanson, Melanie (Mrs. Alfred Gaudet), Concession; Louise (Mrs. Donald Blinn), Church Point. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marie McKenzie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Yvon Dionne officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to any charity.
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Published: 12/24/98

MELANSON, Jean Louise - 53, Nictaux, Annapolis County, died December 5, 1992, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Pleasantville, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late James and Hazel (Corkum) Wile. She had been employed at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital for 18 years. She is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Laura Neily, Middleton; two sons, John, Ingersoll, Ont.; Joseph, Middleton; sister, Marjorie Lohnes, Bridgewater; three brothers, George, James, both of Toronto; Raymond, Bridgewater; four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James; daughter, Julie. The body is in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Tuesday, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. William McLeod officiating. Burial will be in Nictaux Cemetery. Donations may be made to Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. 
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Published: 12/07/92

MELANSON, John Ralph - 78, 13 Donkin Hwy., Cape Breton, died August 8, 1995, in Glace Bay Hospital, South Street. Born in Dominion, he was a son of the late Walter Joseph and Laura (Terris) Melanson. He lived for a number of years in Glace Bay, and was employed at Phalen's Bakery and operated Tartan Lunch Counter on Commercial Street, Glace Bay. He was last employed at 26 colliery. Surviving are sons, Bruce, North Sydney; Barry, Edmonton, Alta.; Jamie, Fort MacMurray, Alta.; daughter, Arlene (Mrs. John Clarke), Fort MacMurray; brothers, Art, Milton, Ont.; Ivan, Sydney; sisters, Helen Watson, Milton, Ont.; Irma (Mrs. Coady Marsh), Glace Bay; Phyllis, Leta (Mrs. Tony Basso), Dominion; several grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, Elroy. No visitation by request. Cremation will take place. Burial at a later date in Ocean Avenue Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dominion. Arrangements under the direction of Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. 
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Published: 08/09/95

MELANSON, Joseph Augustus - 81, Gilbert Cove, Digby Cove, died February 17, 1993, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Plympton, Digby County, he was a son of the late Charl's and Stella (Comeau) Melanson. He was employed with Weymouth Motors, retiring after 29 years and was the first Plympton and Gilbert Cove Fire Chief, for eight years. He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Rosalie Doucet; daughter, Joyce Marsters, Malden, Mass.; two grandchildren; sister, Marie Thibodeau, Plympton. He was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph Angus; three sisters, Mary, Janie, Millie. The body is in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Albenie d'Entremont officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Cross Ceme- tery. 
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Published: 02/18/93

MELANSON, Joseph John - 82, Woodville, Kings County, died April 29, 1993, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Lower Concession, Digby County, he was a son of the late Denis and Margaret (Thibadeau) Melanson. He was self-employed as a trucker all of his life, trucking fruit and vegetables and also trucking for Standard Paving throughout the Valley area. He was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Berwick. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Avery; two sons, Gary, Kentville; Dennis, Woodville; three daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Stuart Saunders), Woodville; Marguerite (Mrs. Perley Junior Fredericks), Waterville; Yvonne (Mrs. Charles William Herbert), Alberta; brother, Jessie, Montreal; three sisters, Priscille Belliveau, Halifax; Antoinette Blinn, Belliveau Cove; Therese Dugas, Grosses Coques, Digby County; 20 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Jimmy, Benoit; four sisters, Lucille, Estelle, Agathe, Alma. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. R.H. McKenna, C.D. officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings County. Donations may be made to Parkinson Foundation or Grand View Manor, Berwick. 
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Published: 04/30/93

MELANSON, Joseph Nicholas (Nick) - 67, Marlboro, Mass., died April 14, 1993, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, Mass. Born in Comeauville, Digby County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rita (Romain) Melanson. He was a self-employed carpenter, retiring in 1990. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish, Marlboro and the Elks Lodge 959, Hudson, Mass. He is survived by his wife, the former Jenette Thimot; four sons, Richard, Warren, Mass.; Robert, Old Town, Ma.; Peter, Bennington, N.H.; David, Berlin, Mass.; daughter, Marie, Marlboro; five brothers, Adolphe, Bernard, Edward, all of Meteghan; Camille, McAdam, N.B.; Hector, Comeauville; seven sisters, Delima (Mrs. Gerald Theriault), Belliveau Cove; Lorette (Mrs. Bernard Robichaud), Mavillette; Angelina (Mrs. Hector Robichaud), Meteghan; Josephine (Mrs. Charles Lewis), Harmony; May (Mrs. Graham Russell), Margaretville; Agnes (Mrs. Donald Thimot), Saulnierville; Marie, Comeauville; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, James, Augustin, Henry; two sisters, Axele, Anita. Funeral was held April 17, in St. Mary's Church, Marlboro. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marlboro. 
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Published: 04/24/93

MELANSON, Josephine - 78, Concession, Digby County, died June 11, 1994, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Concession, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Emma (Boudreau) Gaudet. She is survived by her husband, Rene; three sons, Dennis, Herbert, Albert, all of Maine; three daughters, Leah (Mrs. James Durfy), Florida; Annette Melanson, California; Betty (Mrs. Greg Monk), Maine; brother, Edward, Meteghan Station; four sisters, Lina (Mrs. Bernard Comeau), Delima Maillet, both of Meteghan Station; Prescille (Mrs. Freddy Comeau), Digby; Celeste (Mrs. Ulysse Deveau), Lower Concession; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Eddie, Ira, Charlie; three sisters, Leah, Liza, Catherine. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Leger Comeau officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to IWK Foundation. 
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Published: 06/13/94

MELANSON, Laurence H. - 79, Charleston, Queens Co., died September 21, 1995, in Queens General Hospital. Born in Mill Village, Queens Co., he was a son of the late John Franklin and Annie Catherine (Hirtle) Melanson. He was a carpenter and mason all his life. Surviving are a sister, Del, Sudbury, Ont.; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mercie, Josephine, Grace; brothers, Rex, Fred, Alexander (Sandy), Leslie (Les), Victor. The body has been donated to Medical Science. Funeral to be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Chandlers Funeral Service Ltd., Liverpool. 
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Published: 09/22/95

MELANSON, Leo Wilbur - 69, 1 Copp Lane, Amherst, Cumberland County, died September 11, 1992, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Jude and Lodie (Terrio) Melanson. He was a retired construction worker; veteran of the Second World War and member of Saint Charles Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by two brothers, Reginald, Lunenburg; Gerald, Montreal; several nieces and nephews. The body has been cremated. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Saint Charles Cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity. 
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Published: 09/12/92

MELANSON, Leona Marcellina - 68, Pomquet, Antigonish Co., died August 7, 1995, at home. Born in Pomquet, she was a daughter of the late Cyril and Margaret (Benoit) Benoit. She was a former manager of the Pomquet Co-op; a cook at the Goshen Restaurant for seven years, and a housekeeper at St. Francis Xavier University. She was a member of Ste. Croix Parish; founding member of Pomquet Ladies Club and member of Pomquet Seniors Club. Surviving are daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Bob Doyle), Antigonish; Carol (Mrs. Art MacLeod), Kathleen, Oshawa, Ont.; Theresa, Dartmouth; Janet, Parrsboro; Elaine, New Hampshire; Judy (Mrs. John MacDonald), Pomquet; sons, George, Oshawa; Bernie, South Rawdon; Michael, Halifax; sisters, Mary Haley, Tidnish; Theresa (Mrs. Fred Glova), Toronto; Margaret (Mrs. Mike MacNeil), Elva (Mrs. Tony Pajeska), Hamilton; brothers, John, Ontario; Arthur, Donnie, Pomquet; 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Julian; daughters, Diane, two in infancy; sons, Raymond, Clifford. Visitation 1-6 p.m. today in Curry Bros. Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral 6:30 p.m. tonight in Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet, Rev. P.J. Baccardax officiating. Burial to follow in parish cemetery. Donations to Pomquet Senior Citizens Club, Antigonish branch of Canadian Cancer Society or any charity. 
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Published: 08/09/95

MELANSON, Leotha Catherine - 84, Plympton, Digby Co., died January 20, 1999, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Plympton, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rosie (Amero) Amero. She was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton. Surviving are daughter, Murtle (Mrs. Billy Raymond), Weymouth; sons, Hartley, Irving, Murray, Roland, all of Plympton; Ronnie, Ontario; sister, Rhoda Belliveau, Digby; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Dennis; brothers, Gordon, Russel, Barn, Irie, Donald, Anson. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rev. John MacPherson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to any charity.
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Published: 01/22/99

MELANSON, Lorette - 84, Adult Residential Centre, Bridgetown, formerly of Concession, Digby Co., died August 25, 1996, in the home. Born in Concession, she was a daughter of the late Carrie and Irene (Comeau) Melanson. She was a resident of the Adult Residential Centre for 43 years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by brother, Theophile; sister, Catherine. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Leger Comeau officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Adult Residential Centre fund or any charity. 
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Published: 08/28/96

MELANSON, Sister Louise (Sister Marie Celeste) - 98, Halifax, died June 12, 1995, in Mother Berchmans Centre, Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse, Halifax. Born at Church Point, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Marie (LeBlanc) Melanson. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1915 and made her religious profession in 1918. She dedicated almost 50 years to the Nova Scotia school system as a teacher and principal in western Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Halifax County and Amherst. After retiring from teaching, she served in congregational ministry until 1989 when she retired to Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse. Surviving are sisters, Therese Thibodeau, Church Point; Sister Rose Melanson, SC, Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Celeste, Lillie, Leonie, Honorine, Regina; brothers, Adolphe, Louis, Mande, Vincent, Edmond. Visitation 3-8 p.m. today in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Thursday in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse chapel, Msgr. J. Nil Theriault officiating. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mother Berchmans Centre Ltd. 
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Published: 06/14/95

MELANSON, M. Eva - 85, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Grosses Coques, died August 27, 1998, in the villa. Born in Grosses Coques, she was the daughter of the late Maximin and Marie (Dugas) Belliveau. Surviving are son, Benoit, Bangor; daughters, Corinne Flynn, Church Point; Clara Gaudet, Saulnierville Station; Claudette (Mrs. Paul Tufts), Hebron; brother, Romeo, Grosses Coques; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Paul LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home.
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Published: 08/29/98

MELANSON, M. Frances - 83, River Hebert, died March 15, 1995, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born at Lower Cove, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Bella (Comeau) Burbine. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert. Surviving are daughters, Alice (Mrs. Robert Spence), Norena (Mrs. Oral White), River Hebert; Evelyn (Mrs. Paul Spicer), Fox River; Jeanette (Mrs. Gerald Hatfield), Amherst; son, Harold, Fort Lawrence; brother, Arthur, Summerside, P.E.I.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Amos; sisters, Gladys O'Brien, Edna, Dorothy, Marjorie Gates; brothers, Johnney, Leo, Wilfred. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert, Rev. J.B. Christensen officiating. Spring burial in St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie. Arrangements under the direction of Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. 
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Published: 03/17/95

MELANSON, M.M. Cpl. Paul Dominic - 100, 61 Montague Row, Digby, died March 23, 1997. Born September 14, 1896, in Plympton, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Ephriam and Josephine (Amirault) Melanson. He was a veteran of the First World War, joining the 112th Battalion in 1915 and later regrouped with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He also served in the Second World War and held the rank of full corporal. In his earlier years, he was a hand line fisherman and later worked at Ramsey's Funeral Home, Stanley Keen's Funeral Home and at Tupper Warnes, all in Digby. He was a life member and honorary president of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 20, Digby; life member of Royal Canadian Regiment Association, Nova Scotia branch, and a member of Digby New Horizon's Club. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Dean (Mrs. John Tozer), Peterborough, Ont.; Mrs. Gaye Stretton, Nepean, Ont.; Theresa (Mrs. Walter Brown), Bow, N.H.; nine grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Charlie, Willie, Herbert; sisters, Charlotte, Margaret, Lena, Mamie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Wednesday, legion service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, prayers 8 p.m. Wednesday, all in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Full military service 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Rev. Craig Christenson officiating. Burial in Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers, donations to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 20, veterans' fund. 
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Published: 03/25/97

MELANSON, Mabel M. - 92, Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home, formerly of Bessborough Avenue, Moncton, N.B., died May 31, 1994, in the home. Born in Moncton, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Helena M. Sullivan. She was a homemaker and member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. She was both an avid curler and bridge player. She is survived by a nieces; several nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Aldore (Al); stepson, Vernon Melanson. Visitation will be 11-1:30 p.m. today in Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home, 171 Lutz St., Moncton. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Howard officiating. Burial will be in Shediac Road Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or any charity. 
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Published: 06/03/94

MELANSON, Margaret (Maggie) - 83, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Cedar Street, Pictou, died September 28, 1997, in the home. Born in Bonavista Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late John and Harriet Oram. Surviving are her husband, Henry; sons, Frank, Fort Fairfield, Maine; Raymond, Poplar Hill; John, Charles, Pictou; daughters, Louise Rogers, Pictou; Elizabeth Flemming, Hardwood Hills; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister, Lottie Oram; stepmother, Edith Oram, both of Corner Brook, Nfld. She was predeceased by brother, Herbert. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Burial in Stella Maris Cemetery. Donations to Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Division, 2786 Agricola St., Halifax.
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Published: 09/29/97

MELANSON, Margaret Lucy - 93, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Tracadie, died May 1, 1997, in the home. Born in Tracadie, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Mary (Pettipas) Myette. She resided most of her life in Tracadie and was a member of St. Peter's Parish. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Louise Myette, Tracadie; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman; son, Abraham. Visitation 24, 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Friends of the R.K. 
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Published: 05/02/97

MELANSON, Marguerite Joyce (Peggy) - 66, Marshalltown, Digby Co., died December 20, 1997, at home. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Viola (MacAlpine) Robar. She was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Marshalltown. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 20, Digby. Surviving are daughter, Gail (Mrs. Richard Hicks), Mount Uniacke; sons, John (Bull), Digby; Gary, Peter, Mark, Troy, Marshalltown; brother, Art, Woodstock, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard; son, Trevor; sisters, Dorothy, Eleanor, Flora. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Marshalltown, Rev. Craig Christenson officiating. Burial in Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.
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Published: 12/22/97

MELANSON, Marie Etta - 83, Lake Doucette, Digby County, died December 12, 1993, at home. Born at Lake Doucette, she was a daughter of the late Eddie and Annie (Deveau) Deveau. She was a retired nurse, working in Toronto, then with Dr. Pierre Belliveau and then with Dr. Robert Belliveau in the Dibgy County area for many years. She was an artist and also wrote many articles for The Halifax Herald Ltd., The Yarmouth Light and The Yarmouth Vanguard. She is survived by her husband, Irving; three daughters, Pauline Comeau, Yarmouth; Evelyn Deveau, Toronto; Louisa Krudzo, Lake Doucette; four sons, Lester, Toronto; Malcolm, Guy, both of Woodstock, Ont.; Brian, Lake Doucette; sister, Marjorie Deveau, Lake Doucette; 30 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Burgess; daughter, Daisy; a grandson; brother, George; two sisters, Lizzie, Catherine. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Salmon River, Rev. Louis Comeau officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. 
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Published: 12/14/93

MELANSON, Marion Ida - 88, Chignecto, died May 27, 1995, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born at Moose River, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Annie (Davis) MacAloney. Surviving are her husband, Cyril; sister, Mrs. Rita Rector, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Carl, Amherst; John, Truro. She was predeceased by brothers, James, Hilton, Trueman Guy; sister, Marguerite. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Charles Nativity Cemetery, Amherst, Rev. John Hayes officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. 
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Published: 05/29/95

MELANSON, Modeste - 75, Church Point, Digby Co., formerly of Saulnierville, died April 11, 1999, in Villa Acadienne, Meteghan. Born in Saulnierville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Thibodeau) Dugas. Surviving are son, Jimmy, Saulnierville Station; daughters, Flora Sirois, Connecticut; Lucille Halliday, Eileen Goodwin, Saulnierville; Diane Saulnier, St. Benoni; Cindy Melanson, Church Point; brother, Beaumont, Saskatoon; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Benoit; companion, Elizee; brothers, Byron, Norman; a sister at birth. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to any charity.
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Published: 04/12/99

MELANSON, Natalie Elizabeth - 89, Pomquet, Antigonish County, died October 30, 1992, at home. Born in Pomquet, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Delorey) Boudreau. She was a member of St. Croix Roman Catholic Church, Pomquet. She is survived by two sons, William, Sudbury, Ont.; Joseph, Pomquet; five daughters, Ethel (Mrs. Francis DeYoung), Pomquet; Dorothy Bayne, Baxter, Ont.; Yvonne (Mrs. Charles Blinn), Listowel, Ont.; Margaret (Mrs. Thomas Sauber), Sarah, both of Pomquet; two sisters, Amelia Durant, Mary Jane Landry, both of Pomquet; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John C.; brother, Thomas; sister, Bertha. The body is in St. Croix Roman Catholic Church, visiting 4-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Monday, where funeral will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Rev. Peter Baccardax officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. 
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Published: 10/31/92

MELANSON, Nellie Mae - 91, East Jordan, Shelburne Co., died October 28, 1995, in Surf Lodge, Sandy Point. Born at Port LaTour, Shelburne Co., she was a daughter of the late Ransom and Beatrice (Grief) Chetwynd. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Royal Canadian Legion, WMS, and Lockeport Sea Caps, all in Lockeport. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her husband, Parker; son, Arthur (Jack) Anderson, Bridgewater; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Anderson; sons, Earle, Alfred, Douglas; brothers, Roy, Maurice, Ted, Archibald; sisters, Sue, Olive, Vida. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lockeport United Baptist Church, Rev. Robie Atkinson officiating. Burial in Lockeport Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian 
Cancer Society. 
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Published: 10/30/95

MELANSON, Nelson Peter (Dick) - 65, Brighton, Digby County, died August 15, 1993, in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Gilberts Cove, Digby County, he was a son of the late Roy E. and Hattie (Amero) Melanson. He was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Marshalltown and a third degree member of Knights of Columbus, Digby. He worked for the past eight years with the Department of Transportation, Digby; Tide Water Construction and O.M. Trucking, Digby. He was one of the original members of the Barton Brighton Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Margaret Doucette; brother, Paul J., Sydney; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marion. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today in Digby Funeral Home, where prayers will be 8:30 p.m. tonight. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Rev. Albany D'Entremont officiating. Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society Weymouth Chapter or Valley Regional Hospital. 
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Published: 08/16/93

MELANSON, Nil - 66, Little Brook Station, Digby County, formerly of Grosses Coques, died July 30, 1993, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Grosses Coques, he was a son of the late Demilier and Mercedes (Comeau) Melanson. He is survived by a stepbrother, Antoine, New York; stepsister, Eva (Mrs. Louis d'Entremont), New York. He was predeceased by a stepbrother, Edouard; an infant brother; two sisters, Leah, Leonice. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund. Arrangements under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. 
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Published: 08/02/93

MELANSON, Normand - 60, 62 Victoria St., Springhill, died July 30, 1998, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Painsec, N.B., he was a son of Ernest and Leona Mary (Richard) Melanson. He was a member of All Saints Anglican Church; past member of Springhill Fire Department; Cumberland Lodge 5, Knights of Pythias, and past-president of CUPE Local 919. He was active in the community and enjoyed playing music and entertaining to groups and organizations. He was family orientated and especially enjoyed his grandchildren, neighbors and friends as well as woodworking, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie E. MacDonald; daughters, Muriel L. (Mrs. Barry Brayley), Springhill; M. Gail (Mrs. Kevin McCormick), Rodney, Cumberland Co.; Norma (Mrs. Gary Estabrooks), Amherst; brothers, Donnie, Chatham, N.B.; Alyre, Quebec City; Raymond, Texas; Art, Alan, Ontario; Larry, Winnipeg; Albert, Sackville, N.B.; sisters, Paula Melanson, British Columbia; Janet (Mrs. Tom Nickerson), Ontario; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Yvonne. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
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Published: 07/31/98

MELANSON, Pearl Geraldine - 48, J.J. Carroll House, Antigonish, died May 18, 1995, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late William and Agnes (Farrell) Feltmate. Surviving are a daughter, Helen (Mrs. Dale Penny), Antigonish; son, William Richards, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Tiffany; grandson, Jeremy; sisters, Kay Venedam, Pomquet; Hilda Gotschall, Antigonish; Ann Halley, Kitchener, Ont.; June MacDonald, Baileys Brook; Loretta Welsh, Brierly Brook; Shirley MacGillivray, McArras Brook; brothers, John, Bill, Morris, Antigonish. She was predeceased by her husband, Abraham; infant son, Patrick. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Child Abuse Society. Arrangements under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. 
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Published: 05/20/95

MELANSON, Ralph Joseph - 77, Pugwash, died March 5, 1999, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Digby County, he spent the past several years at Sunset Adult Residential Centre, Pugwash, where he recently celebrated a birthday. Here he enjoyed having his treasures around him and faithfully feeding his beloved birds. He always looked forward to his annual visit to the Oxford Exhibition where he spent time with his extended family. Surviving are his friends, Sharon Adams, Pugwash; Tony Adams, Westchester; many friends at Sunset. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Adult Residential Center Chapel, Pugwash, Rev. Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunset Adult Residential Center or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash.
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Published: 03/09/99

MELANSON, Ralph William - 78, West Amherst, died April 25, 1993, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Lower Cove, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late William and Jane (Brien) Melanson. He was employed at People's Store, River Hebert for 30 years and had also been a coal miner. He was later owner and operator of R.W. Melanson Ltd., Amherst. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Matthews; son, Vaughn, West Amherst; daughter, Gail (Mrs. Joey Bourgeois), West Amherst; three sisters, Mary Brown, Ann Melanson, both of Amherst; Stella (Mrs. Russell Dorion), Canso; four brothers, Fred, Leon, both of West Amherst; Robert, River Hebert; Allan, Halifax; two granddaughters. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Doris Bishop. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, where parish prayers will be 8:30 p.m. tonight. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Nativity of Our Lady Church, Rev. David MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery. Donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses or Canadian Cancer Society. 
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Published: 04/26/93

MELANSON, Rev. Raymond - member of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist), 84, Charlesbourg, Que., died July 21, 1996, in Charlesbourg. Born in Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late Dr. Amede and Julie (Hamelin) Melanson. After graduating from College Sainte-Anne, Pointe de l'Eglise in 1932, he entered the Eudist Father's Seminary in Charlesbourg, where he was ordained to the priesthood on September 27, 1936. From 1936-1940 he studied in Rome where he obtained a license in theology from the Angelicum University in 1938 and a license in holy scripture from the Biblical Institute in 1940. Cycling through France, he escaped the Nazis and returned to Canada on a freighter. He taught holy scripture and was bursar at the Eudist Seminary in Charlesbourg from 1941-1961 and at Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax, from 1961-1967. From 1967-1977, he was secretary general to the superior general of the Eudist Order in Rome where he frequently had the privilege of serving as Mother Teresa's chauffeur. He was pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish, Restigouche, N.B., from 1977-1987 and of Holy Family Parish, Amiraults Hill and Surette Island, Yarmouth Co., from 1987 until his retirement due to illness in 1994. He was predeceased by brothers, Dr. Emile, Dr. Flavien, Rev. Guy; sister, Mrs. Parker. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in Charlesbourg, Que. Burial in Eudist Cemetery, Charlesbourg. 
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Published: 07/22/96

MELANSON, Raymond Ivan - 54, Kentville, died September 10, 1998, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. He was the son of the late Alma May Melanson. He was an employee of the ACA Co-operative Ltd., New Minas, for 26 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, the Coldbrook and District Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus, Council 5030, Kentville. Surviving is cousin, Judy Kennedy, Truro. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, Lions Club service 7 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, all in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home chapel, Kentville. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Rev. Gerald Saulnier officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Donations to Nova Scotia Lions Foundation.
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Published: 09/11/98

MELANSON, Raymond Joseph - 45, Brierly Brook, Antigonish County, died August 17, 1994, at home. Born in Pomquet, he was a son of Leona (Benoit) Melanson, Pomquet and the late Julian C. Melanson. He was employed as a machine operator at Michelin Tire in Granton for over 15 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Joann Knox; daughter, Lisa; son, Brian, both at home; seven sisters, Janet, Parrsboro; Theresa, Dartmouth; Elaine, Rochester, N.H.; Kathleen, Carol (Mrs. Arthur MacLeod), both of Oshawa, Ont.; Margaret (Mrs. Bob Doyle), Antigonish; Judy (Mrs. John MacDonald), Pomquet; three brothers, George, Oshawa; Michael, Halifax; Bernard, Mount Uniacke. He was predeceased by a son in infancy; brother, Clifford; three sisters, Dianne, two in infancy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Curry Bros. Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet. Burial will follow in parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Antigonish branch of Canadian Cancer Society or Martha Home Health Care. 
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Published: 08/18/94

MELANSON, Raymond Leo - 38, Granville Ferry, Annapolis County, died September 19, 1994, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in England, he was a son of Irene (Lloyd) Melanson and the late Stanford Melanson. He was a grade 12 graduate of A.B.E. School in Smiths Cove. He is survived by his wife, the former Velvet Crossland; son, Raymond; daughter, Sherry, both at home; two brothers, Stanley, Bridgetown; Phillip, Milford; sister, Shirley, Greywood. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight in Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Derrick Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity. 
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Published: 09/21/94

MELANSON, Reginald Joseph - 67, Plympton, Digby County, died September 2, 1993, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Plympton Station, he was a son of the late Maynard and Lillian (Johns) Melanson. He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton and a carpenter and fisherman most of his life. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Melanson; two sons, Richard, Saulnierville; Robert, Hillgrove; three sisters, Olive Melanson, Alvina (Mrs. Charles Woods), both of Digby; Vivian Vine, Wyrley, England; a grandson. He was predeceased by a sister, Vera. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North, where prayers will be 8 p.m. tonight. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas McQuade officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. 
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Published: 09/03/93

MELANSON, Remi - 79, Concession, Digby County, died December 27, 1993, in Le Foyer d'Age d'Or, Bangor Road, Digby County. Born in Lower Concession, he was a son of the late Edde and Agnes (Saulnier) Melanson. He worked as a sawyer in sawmills until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, the former Aimee Comeau; son, Norman, Lower Concession; daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. Alvin Stark), Halifax; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Emelie; three brothers, Moise and two in infancy; two sisters, Marie-Marthe and one in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Leger Comeau officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. Dona- tions may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia. 
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Published: 12/29/93

MELANSON, Rene - 88, Concession, Digby Co., died November 16, 1996, in Bangor, Digby Co. Born at Little Brook, he was a son of the late Hilarion and Catherine (Melanson) Melanson. Surviving are sons, Dennis, Herbert, Albert, Maine; daughters, Leah (Mrs. James Durfy), Florida; Annette Melanson, California; Betty (Mrs. Greg Monk), Maine; brother, Elie LeBlanc, Halifax; sisters, Leah Florence, Connecticut; Zelma (Mrs. Delphis Comeau), Stella (Mrs. Emile Theriault), Comeauville; Elsie LeBlanc, Bathurst; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine; brothers, Albert, Benoit, Louis. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Leger Comeau officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to IWK Foundation. 
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Published: 11/19/96

MELANSON, Reta Annie - 82, Plympton, Digby Co., died October 26, 1999, in the Digby General Hospital. Born in Plympton, she was a daughter of the late Herber and Gertrude (Ambrose) Amero. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafts. She was very active in the community. Surviving are daughters, Ethel LeBlanc, St. Bernard; Judy Comeau, Meteghan, Digby Co.; Joan Amero, Marilyn Stark, Carolyn Stark, Plympton; sons, Eugene, Hartley, Howard, Plympton; sisters, Blanche Melanson, Toronto, Ont.; Mildred Young, Danvers, Digby Co.; Margaret Amero, Plympton; Grace Windover, Toronto, Ont.; Jean Comeau, Hillgrove, Digby Co.; brothers, Gifford Amero, Raymond Amero, Plympton Station, Digby Co.; Ernest Amero, Weymouth North; Ralph Amero, Toronto, Ont.; Emmeth Amero, Hillsburn, Annapolis Co.; Harley Amero, Digby; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eben; sisters, Mary Amero, Catherine Amero, Evelyn Dugas; brothers, Charlie Amero, Harry Amero; a granddaughter in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, in Plympton Baptist Church, Rev. Frank Innis officiating. Burial in Gosson Cemetery, Plympton, Digby Co. Donations to any charity. 
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Published: 10/28/99

MELANSON, Richard E. "Dick" - Richard Edgar "Dick" Melanson, Diploma, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, 1941; B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, MacDonald College (McGill University) 1943, of Moncton, N.B., passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on May 31, 2006. Born to Walter A.S. Melanson and Leona Gordon Rayworth on April 9, 1923 and raised in Moncton, Dick was widely known throughout the farm machinery and irrigation communities of Canada and the United States, but in particular in his native Maritimes. After service in the Canadian Army during the war where he held the rank of Lieutenant, he went to work with Cockshutt Farm Machinery in Truro and then in Brantford, Ont. In 1957, Dick returned to his native Maritimes as the regional representative of Farmers' Supply and Equipment Ltd. In 1963, with the encouragement and support of his wife Jean, he established his own company, Maritime Farm Supply Limited, distributing farm and garden equipment and irrigation systems as well as highly specialized machinery which would assist farmers to become more efficient in planting and harvesting their crops. In later years, his expertise in the design of irrigation systems placed him in a class by himself. While he made numerous contributions to the agricultural industry in Atlantic Canada over the course of his career, one of his best known achievements was the creation of the Atlantic Farm Mechanization Show, the first being held in 1975. 2005 marked the 30th anniversary of this highly successful trade show in which he played a continuing role until his retirement in 1995. Nominated by the Agricultural Producers of New Brunswick, he was inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2005. Dick was a man who lived life large, with great style and humor. There are few farm gates in the Maritimes that he did not enter and where he was not received with affection and respect. He valued honesty and integrity in business above all and expected that all who worked with him do the same. He had a keen interest in fly-fishing which he pursued in many Maritime rivers, but never more happily than with his friends in the Aesculapius Fishing Club in the Miramichi. Predeceased by his wife, Jean McOuat Melanson in 1998, Dick is survived by his children, Anne Crocker (Myron Gochnauer), Christie (Dan Goodyear), John and Elizabeth (Paul Rusnock). He also leaves 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and his special friend, Francena Hubbard. He will be greatly missed by the family of whom he was so proud. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 9, at 1 p.m. in St. Bernard's Church, 43 Botsford St., Moncton, N.B. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Moncton Head Start (Tel: (506) 858-8252, Fax: (506) 857-3170, E-mail: headstart@nb.aibn.com). Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Rd., Moncton, NB E1E 3V9, (506) 852-3530.
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Published: June 6, 2006

MELANSON, Robert Francis - 71, River Hebert, died August 13, 1995, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born at River Hebert, he was a son of the late William and Jane (Brine) Melanson. He worked as a coal miner with the River Hebert Coal Co. until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert; the Holy Name Society; St. Denis Cemetery committee and a former member of Brookside Curling Club, River Hebert. Surviving are daughters, Myrna Hartling, Lower Sackville; Cheryl (Mrs. George D'Orsay), Amherst; sisters, Mary Brown, Anne Melanson, Amherst; Stella (Mrs. Russell Doiron), Canso; brothers, Fred, Leon, West Amherst; Allan, Halifax; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Nora Fife; brother, Ralph. Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, parish prayers 8 p.m. Tuesday, all in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert, Rev. J.B. Christensen officiating. Burial in St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie. Donations to any charity. 
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Published: 08/14/95

MELANSON, Robyn Alma - Infant daughter of Michele Saulnier and Brian Melanson, Meteghan River, died June 24, 2006, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax. Surviving are brother, Anthony Saulnier; sister, Sidney Melanson, both at home; maternal grandparents, Janice and Ronnie Saulnier, Meteghan River; paternal grandfather, Edward Melanson, Meteghan. She was predeceased by paternal grandmother, Alma Melanson. Arrangements are under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to IWK Health Centre Foundation. 
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Published: June 27, 2006

MELANSON, Rodney William - 24, River Hebert, died on May 17, 1999, as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. He was a son of Ralph and Donna (Henwood) Melanson. Rodney was an employee of Poly Cello of Amherst. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, hockey and recently the thrill of model aircraft flying. He is survived by his wife, Natasha Patterson; brothers, Dale (wife Lorna) and Laurie (wife Margie), and sister, Lisa (husband Ward McIver); nephews, Matthew and Dakota; niece, Jacqlyn McIver and several aunts and uncles. Rodney will be missed by grandparents, Fred and Isabel Miller, and Ernie and Dorothy Henwood. The remains are resting at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, where friends may call today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass in Joggins at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Thursday. A reception in the parish hall will follow. Interment in Ragged Reef Cemetery. The family request is that memoriam donations be to the CPR Unit, River Hebert Fire Department, or any charity. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 05/20/99

MELANSON, Ruth Emma - 86, Tideview Terrace, Digby, died October 9, 1993, in the terrace. Born in Victoria Beach, Annapolis County, she was a daughter of the late William and Lalia (Everett) Ellis. She was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby. She is survived by a son, Ronald, Brighton; two daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Olyn Sproule), Conway, Digby County; Margaret (Mrs. Ted Boutlier), Halifax; brother, Loran, Port Wade, Annapolis County; sister, Mrs. Viletta Nooks, New Brunswick; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, William; three sisters, Bessie, Myra, Clyda; three brothers, Governor, Otis, Percy; grandson, Ronald. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, where prayers will be 8 p.m. today. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Albeni D'Entremont officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Digby. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/11/93

MELANSON, Selina Mary - 84, River Hebert, died March 16, 1999, at home. Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late William and Marguerite (Landry) Burke. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church and the CWL in River Hebert. Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Alice Ross, River Hebert; sons, James, Dartmouth; Edward, Calgary; Philip, Daniel, River Hebert; sister, Anita (Mrs. Robert Stewart), Toronto; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Melanson; sons, Robert, Frank; sister, Julia Mitchell; brothers, Thomas, Wilfred, Leon, Philip, James, Arthur. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m., prayers 8 p.m. today, in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday, in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert Spring burial in St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 03/18/99

MELANSON, Shirley (Vivian) - 73, Broad Cove, Lunenburg Co., passed away suddenly on March 7, 1999, at home. She was a daughter of the late Stanley and Hazel (Trueman) Hall and wife of Russel Cameron Melanson for over 53 years. Shirley was always full of understanding and care for everyone. Shirley and her husband, Russel, had a tremendous relationship for many years. She will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Besides her husband, Russel, she leaves behind four children and their spouses, Laurie and husband David Ewer, Lower Sackville; Garron and wife Gay, Bible Hill; Russell and wife Sandra, Charlottetown; Ronald and fiancÄe Tina Newcombe, Upper Tantallon. Seven grandchildren have lost a beloved grandmother. She was predeceased by her eldest son, Stanley Alexander; a baby brother and her sister, Dorothy, as well as half-brothers, Earl and Elmo. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, March 10, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where a memorial service will be held Thursday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with a reception to follow. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 03/10/99

MELANSON, Stanford Leo - 69, Graywood, Annapolis County, died June 30, 1993, in Annapolis General Hospital, Annapolis Royal. Born in Weymouth, he was a son of the late Levi and Nettie (Thibeau) Melanson. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene May Lloyd; three sons, Raymond, Granville Ferry; Phillip, Annapolis Royal; Stanley, Graywood; daughter, Shirley Melanson, Graywood; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Wilbur, Annapolis Royal; George, Bear River; Raymond, Hamilton, Ont.; sister, Naomi Sibbins, Hamilton, Ont. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. David Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or any charity. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 07/01/93

MELANSON, Susan Mary - 77, Gilberts Cove, died September 13, 1997, in Tideview Terrace Nursing Home, Digby. Born in Gilberts Cove, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Alice (Melanson) Thibideau. She was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, as well as being a past member of the seniors group of the church. She enjoyed needlepoint. Surviving are daughter, Almelda Forbes, Digby; sons, Harley, Frank, Gilberts Cove; brothers, Frank, Gilberts Cove; George, Vincent, Vancouver, B.C.; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; son, Walter; grandson, Walter; stepbrother, Johnnie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, Rev. John MacPherson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 09/15/97

MELANSON, Troy Clement Garnet - three months, Summit Avenue, Amherst, died June 28, 1995, at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Crystal McMaster and Troy Melanson. Surviving are a sister, Brittany; brother, Jacob; maternal grandmother, Beulah McMaster, Springhill; maternal grandfather, Glen McMaster, Springhill; paternal grandmother, Natalie Smith, Amherst; paternal grandfather, Lloyd Melanson, Greenwood; maternal great-grandparents, Garnet and Annie McMaster, Springhill; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Inez Smith, Parrsboro. Funeral was held June 29 in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Eric Miner officiated. Burial took place in Parrsboro United Cemetery. Donations to any charity. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 06/30/95

MELANSON, Ulysse Joseph - 81, Halifax, died February 11, 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site. Born at Little Brook Station, Digby Co., he was a son of the late William and Evangeline (Gaudet) Melanson. He worked at the Halifax Shipyards for 27 years until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Poirier; daughters, Bernice (Mrs. Larry Bennett), May (Mrs. Robert Bottomley), Myrtle (Mrs. Frank Horwill), Doris (Mrs. James Howard), Eleanor (Mrs. Sherman D'Eon), sons, Larry, Allen; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline (Mrs. Gerald Boudreau). He was predeceased by daughter, Louise; granddaughter, Judy Davey; brothers, Camille, Larry, Dennis, Cyril. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 02/12/97

MELANSON (Langille), Violet Amelia - In her 95th year, formerly of MacDonald St., New Glasgow, passed away October 18, 1999, in the Glen Haven Manor. Born in Black River, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Lydia (Dwyer) Langille. She was a resident of New Glasgow and a resident of Glen Haven Manor for the past thirteen years, formerly of MacDonald, N.B. She was the last surviving member of her parents family. Beloved mother of Helen Fraser, Lower Sackville; sons, Milton "Mickey" (Anne), New Glasgow; Chester (Shirley), Florida; James "Jim" (Lynn), Winnipeg. Much loved grandmother of 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sons, David, Frederick "Sonny"; son-in-law, Gerald Fraser; granddaughter, Grace (Fraser) Conatser; grandson, Andrew John Melanson; sisters, Ada, Marjorie "Marj", Margaret, Asenath; brothers, Milton, James, Chester, Clarence, Kitchener, Ont. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, both in R. H. Porter Funeral, New Glasgow, Lieutenant Christopher Janes officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Glen Haven Manor, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/20/99

MELANSON, Wilbur Sylvester (Wimpy) - 69, Annapolis Royal, died February 17, 1995, in Annapolis General Hospital, Annapolis Royal. Born in Weymouth, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Levi and Nettie (Thibault) Melanson. He was a wellknown taxi driver in Annapolis Royal and a clerk at Emin's Clothing Store. He was also an avid country music fan. Surviving are his wife, the former Bessie May Weir; sister, Naomi Sibbins, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Raymond, Hamilton; George, Bear River. He was predeceased by a brother, Stanford; nephew, Raymond. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Robert L. Hall Funeral Chapel, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Derrick Marshall officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 02/20/95

MELANSON, Wilfred (Kid) - 89, Montreal, Que., formerly of Westville, died December 20, 1993, in Montreal. Born in Magdalen Islands, Que., he was a son of the late Edward and Harriet (Bourque) Melanson. He was a professional boxer who fought in the Maritimes and the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1926, he was the Maritime Welterweight Boxing Champion. He was inducted into the Canadian Professional Boxing Hall of Fame in 1979 and Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. He moved to Montreal about 50 years ago, where he worked for the CN Railway. He is survived by several sons and daughters; three sisters, Jean Hunt, Ontario; Matilda McCreery, Marion Levine, both of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Dave, Stellarton; Bruce, Toronto. Funeral will be held today in Montreal. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 12/23/93

MELANSON, Wilfred Lawrence (Fred) - 97, Melville Lodge, formerly of Kaye Street, Halifax, died October 27, 1995, in the lodge. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (LeBlanc) Melanson. He retired from the CNR after 40 years of service. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Parish, Halifax. He was a former member of the Halifax Harness Horsemen's Club. Throughout his lifetime he had been actively involved in the horse racing industry and had been recognized for his involvement. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are sons, Lawrence, John, at home; Charles, Halifax; daughters, Doris McCartney, Halifax; Margaret (Mrs. Robert Briggs), Dartmouth; Mary (Mrs. James Cookson), Halifax; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathleen Laura Murphy; a son in infancy; brother, John; sisters, Lynn Hoen, Annie Saulnier. Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax, Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Bu rial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to any charity. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/28/95

MELANSON, William (Willie) - 81, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Corberrie, died December 23, 1996, in the villa. Born in Corberrie, he was a son of the late Leo and Nellie (Gaudet) Melanson. Surviving are his wife, Marie, Corberrie; sons, Eddie, Shelburne; Gilbert, Dartmouth; daughter, Odette Jackson, Enfield; sister, Catherine Halliday, Meteghan River; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Alphonse. Visitation 2 p.m. today until time of funeral in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 3:30 p.m. today in St. John de Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Corberrie, Rev. Eddie Theriault officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association. 
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Published: 12/24/96

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