Donovan James Allan Melin

May 21, 1978 – December 15, 2016

Such a short period of life for a person that really had so much to live for, but didn’t know it. DJ was a character with many complex layers. He loved the profession he had chosen. He was granted a Degree in “Bachelor of Applied Forest Resource Management” and became a Registered Forest Technologist” although he most recently worked as an Engineering Technologist. He enjoyed working by himself and really did not like punching a time clock. He worked long hours so the task would get done so he could go to the next job. At the end of each year he would be putting the final touches on “Me Time”, he would throw together a back-pack, grab his passport and off he went. He would be excited to meet new people and experience the way they lived. He loved traveling to places that had great diving areas, he wanted to see things others just dreamt about. At home, he loved his garden and giving away the spoils of his work. He was ready for almost any natural disaster, earthquake, tsunami, flood, or the government if they screwed up. Donovan has left behind, with broken hearts and unanswered questions, his mom and step dad, Doreen and Blair Hickson, his dad Daniel Melin, his sister and brother-in-law Denyel and Logan Sears and their two children Molly and Cohen, and his half-sister Dakota Grout and her three boys Declan, Jacob, and Max. Grandparents O’Linda Halladay, Alice Hickson, Vern Halladay, numerous aunts and uncles, many cousins, co-workers, classmates, and all the people that he had crossed paths with in his life. His memorial will be held in Campbell River, BC, February 2, 2017, at 1:00pm at the Campbell River Baptist


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