Posted: November 2nd, 2015


Melvin Robert Wapple

1931 – 2015

Melvin Robert Wapple of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Freda Wapple, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Melvin (Mel) was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He spent 27 years working for Co-op in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and was the Regional Manager of Federated Co-op in Regina, SK. Mel served on the boards of the local and provincial credit union for many years and served on the Assessment Appeal Board for the City of Lethbridge. Mel enjoyed fishing, golf and taking long walks with his dogs Riley and Courrie. His favorite hockey team was the Calgary Flames. He was an amazing cribbage player and enjoyed a good game with friends and family. He and his wife Freda also enjoyed feeding the deer at their home in west Lethbridge.

Besides his loving wife Freda, Melvin is survived by his four daughters; Kerron Kidd (Winnipeg, MB), Judy Wapple (Kelowna BC), Bonnie Kester (Nantucket, MA) and Susan Land (Victoria Harbor, ON); three sons Kevin Wapple (Medicine Hat, AB), James Wapple (Fernie, BC), and Shawn Wapple (Lethbridge, AB); step children Sharon (Glen) Zenith, Dianne Vaselenak, Lisa (Mark) Chater; grandchildren Bob and David, Jonathon, Lisa and Jennifer, Joel, Philip and Stephen, Kirk, Jenna-Lee and Allyssa, Nicole and Robert, Danielle and Taylor, and Emily and Jessica; step grandchildren Mila, Laura, Michael, Kathleen; sisters Sharon and Darlene; brothers John and Arnold; 12 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Melvin was predeceased by his parents Fred and Olive Wapple; brothers and sister Fred, Patrick and Patricia; children Joel and Boyd; and grandchild Kristopher.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, on Monday, November 2, 2015, at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West Lethbridge, with Father Roque Pereira officiating. Cremation to follow.

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One Condolence for “WAPPLE Melvin”

  1. Akhmad says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. This story is inspirational to me in the light of my husanbd having cancer now at age 42. I hope many of my friends and loved ones live a long full life like your grandma. Life can be good. I’m trying to convince myself of that.

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