Mary Melvin

Obituary of Mary Jessie Melvin

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, nannie and great nannie Mary Jessie Melvin, on June 7th at the SJRH at the age of 89. 

Mary was the first child born to Alexander and Christina MacDonald on December 4, 1931 in Caledonia, PE. Mary moved to Saint John NB when she was 20 to work at MRA. There she met her husband and the rest is history. 

Survived by her daughters; Heather Doucet (Paul) Halifax, NS; Debra Melvin (Willie) Saint John, NB; Jennifer Thibodeau (Brian) Saint John, NB and sons; Kim Melvin, Saint John, NB; Robbie Melvin (Lisa) Saint John, NB: Randy Melvin (Tanya) Saint John, NB; and Darren Melvin, Saint John, NB; David Potten (Sue), ON. Daughter-In-Law; Debbie Melvin, Halifax, NS. Mary was also survived by her sisters; Anne Colson (John), Charlottetown, PE; Marie Rose, Saint John, NB; Shirley McAdam (David) Saint John, NB; Jean Hamilton (Victor) Rothesay, NB; and brother; Jack MacDonald (Debbie) Charlottetown, PE; Joe MacDonald (Shelly), Montaque, PE. She is survived by 23 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents Mary was predeceased by her husband Walter “Bud” Melvin, sons; Scott Melvin and Kevin Melvin. Great grandson Alexander Doucet and brothers; Gordan MacDonald, Preston MacDonald, Malcolm MacDonald. 

Mary was first and foremost a mom and nannie who loved everyone. She enjoyed reading, Tim Hortons French Vanilla, a fresh flower arrangement on her table and her secret stash of chocolate bars and other sweet treats. Anytime anyone came to visit or when she was visiting you would never see her without a camera in hand. She always made the best Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup ever. Mary was a frequent flyer of Wednesday night BINGO at the Denis Morris Community Centre. 

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Castle Funeral Home, Lancaster Ave. Saint John, NB. Since Mary was loved by so many outside of our province a private funeral service will be held when border restrictions are eased, so roll up your sleeves and make that happen NB. 

Mary’s family would like to thank the Church of St. John and St. Stephen Nursing Home for the care provided over the last 18 months. And to the NBCC student nurses who provided excellent care during her final hours. Your kindness did not go unnoticed.

Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of donors choice.

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