October 17, 1940– November 16, 2012
Melba passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the age of 72.
Predeceased by brother Duane and sister Anne; Melba is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Larry; son, Tod; siblings, Ray (Vicky), Gloria (Gary), Shirley, Eyvone (Noel), Tony (Barb), Loretta (Paul), and Dorothy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and Tinkerbell.
Melba and her husband Larry came to Campbell River in 1994 from the East Coast. Melba was an artist in every definition of the word and revealed her creativity and artistic gifts in her painting, crocheting, and many numerous crafts – even extending to her cooking. As well as having a restaurant in New Brunswick, and Prince George, Melba and Larry owned the red double decker bus/restaurant well known to local Campbell Riverites as Piccadilly Fish and Chips. Incredibly talented, she was also incredibly caring and giving, her love displayed in everything she produced. As well as all of the other facets of her life, Melba held her Class 1 First Aid Certification.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Sutton’s Funeral Chapel, 502 S. Dogwood St.
In lieu of flowers, if friends or family so wish, donations in Melba’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 291 McLean St., Campbell River, BC., V9W 2M4 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1255 Shepphard Ave East., Toronto, ON., M2K 1E2. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the VIHA Home Support and Care workers who assisted daily in maintaining Melba’s quality of life within her home. As well, a heartfelt thank you to RN’s Lisa, Dawn and Jennie, Dr. Thomas and numerous care staff of St. Joseph’s for their exceptional care, support and compassion during Melba’s difficult stay with them. You are all Melba’s Angels.
Campbell River Funeral Home