Michael Melvyn passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on July 19, 2013, with his family and his wife, Mary Reynolds, at his side. He is survived by his sons Murray, Brian (Tara), and Duane (Heidi); his daughter Rita (Chris); his grandchildren Jordan, Robyn, Chris and Tyler; his brothers Steve and, Tony, Andrew, Peter and David. Michael was predeceased by his parents Tom and Ruth Melnychuk; his first wife Doreen, the mother of his children; and by his brothers Bill and Alex. Michael was born on a farm near Brosseau, Alberta on October 14, 1932. He attended school in Two Hills, Alberta and went on to SAIT where he became qualified in Radio Electronics. In his career, he worked in Valleyview, High Level, Edmonton, and Calgary. While in High Level, Michael became President of the Community Association and was instrumental in getting the community hall and the curling rink built. He was also active in the Elks club. Michael enjoyed music. He played several instruments and taught organ lessons. He loved to curl, golf, bowl, and play bridge; and he was a storywriter who enjoyed reading stories to his grandchildren. After retirement from AGT, Michael moved to Red Deer, Alberta and began Melvyn Enterprises, a renovation business. While in Red Deer, Michael acquired an acreage near Delburne, Alberta which was his sanctuary. He spent many happy hours there with his family, his dog Duke, and his garden. Michael and Mary enjoyed travelling, having visited Italy, Egypt and Mexico. Together they also enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing. Michael was a gentle, kind-hearted, and fun-loving man who will be truly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer, AB. A BBQ will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the acreage. If so desired, memorial donations in Michael’s honour may be made directly to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM
6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.