Obituary of Harold Lester Melendy
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Harold Lester Melendy
November 23, 1935 – May 8, 2023
After a courageous battle with occupational pulmonary fibrosis,it is with profound sadness that the family of Harold Lester Melendy, announce that he has concluded his well lived life with his passing from his earthly life to eternal life in his 87th year, at Western Health’s Palliative Care unit, surrounded by his family on May 8, 2023.
Harold is survived not only by his devoted and loving wife Bride of 63 years, but also his 3 children; Tony (Denise),Joanne (Rob Flynn), Todd; and his 4 cherished grandchildren; Jennifer (Chris Lake), Justin (Courtney Fisher), Tonya, Christina (Evan Fisher). He also leaves 5 step-grandchildren; James (Michelle), Andrew (Becca), Michael (Maren), Emily (Julia), Angelina; and his 4 step-great-grandchildren; Bowen, Joshua, Kylea and Ryan. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters; Eva (Bernard Mills), Gordon Melendy, Joan (Herbert MacDonald); his brother-in-law Wallace (Juanita) Warren; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Harold was predeceased by his parents Maxwell and Irene Melendy, father and mother-in-law Esau and Violet Warren, his brother and sister-in-law Clyde and Goldie Melendy, nephew Barry Melendy, his best friend Bud Corbin, as well as multiple other close friends, and relatives.
Throughout our sorrow our family sends a special thank you to all who came to visit and helped care for Harold at home. We would like to especially thank Dr. Brent Thistle and his secretary Colleen, for their ongoing compassion and exemplary care over the years. For as long as possible, Harold wanted to be at home surrounded by his family and friends. This could not have been possible without the kindness of: the Community Health Support team of nurses; social workers; physiotherapist; occupational therapist; respiratory therapist; his Palliative Care team, namely Michelle King and Dr. K. Lafferty; the compassionate nurses on the Palliative Care unit; the dedicated Walmart Pharmacy team; as well as Majors Wilbert & Bertha Abbott, for many spiritual visits during his illness. We sincerely acknowledge the wonderful care provided by his home care workers, Jordan, Wavey & Stephen.
In respecting Harold's wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Harold's life and funeral service, will take place at The Salvation Army Citadel, 36 Clarence Street, Corner Brook, NL, on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 2 pm. Majors Wilbert & Bertha Abbott, will be officiating. Interment to follow at a later date. A reception will be held after Harold’s funeral, downstairs at the church. All are welcome to attend.
At Harold’s request, please no flowers. As an expression of sympathy, a memorial donation in Harold’s memory may be made to The Salvation Army Citadel, 36 Clarence Street, Corner Brook, NL.
Our family asks that you leave a message of condolence or a memory about Harold, and to please sign the online guestbook on Fillatres website. These are the memories we want to keep with us in our hearts.