Edwin Joseph Melanson
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Edwin J. Melanson, age 94, of Sackville. Edwin passed away peacefully at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Saturday July 18, 2020.
Born in St. Andre, NB, he was a son of the late Oliver and Edna (Babineau) Melanson.
Edwin worked for J. W. Black Lumber for 12 years then with the Department of Transportation for 28 years. He was a member of St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church. He was involved in CNIB for 10 years, Sackville Minor Hockey & Baseball, where he was a founder, the Lions Club and the Legion.
He will be dearly missed by son Dennis, Sackville, 1 daughter Jeanette Broadbent, Sherbrooke, PQ, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren; brothers; Laurie, Sackville, Harvey, Oshawa, ON, Amos, Sackville, Gerry, Sackville, Acquilla, Riverview, Valerie, Port Elgin; sister; Loretta Beal, Midgic, NB; daughter in law Debbie Melanson, Sackville, NB.
He was predeceased by his wife Helen (Polley) Melanson, son Emery, and by 1 infant sister; brothers Leo; sister Doris (Emile) Richard; sister in law Nora Melanson; brother in law Harry Beal.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) where public visiting hours will be open to all on Wednesday, July 22 from 6 to 8 pm. A private family funeral service will be held from Jones Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23, Father Phil Mulligan officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, the Sackville Minor Hockey Association, or CNIB.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Edwin's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.