MELVIN, Gordon

Posted: June 30th, 2020


GORDON ALEXANDER MELVIN, beloved husband of Sharone Melvin of Lethbridge, passed away surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

Along with his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Greg (Sue) Melvin and Roxanne Valgardson (Jon) of Lethbridge; four cherished and precious granddaughters, Darby and Sydney Melvin and Gracee and Maisy Valgardson; sister Nancy (Ron) Clarke, brothers Rob Melvin (Julie) and Don Melvin; special nephew “Bobby”; nieces and nephews, Rhonda, Diane, Kait, Jonathan and Christopher; as well as several brothers and sisters-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Alec and Agnes Melvin, brother Kenny and sister Sharon, brother-in-law Allan Plausteiner and nephew Jason Sheppard.

Gordon was born in Lethbridge on August 28, 1947 and attended school and Community College in Lethbridge. In 1967 he married Sharone Stenbeck and have celebrated 52 years together.

Gordon worked in Security Services at the University of Lethbridge and retired in 2012 after serving 26 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and golfing. Gordon was a member of the Cowley Lions Club for 18 years and made many friends. Along with Sharone and Carol Walter, he managed the Castle River Rodeo Campground on behalf of the Cowley Lions Club for 19 years – many knew him as “Warden Gordon”.

Gordon loved and owned motorcycles his whole life but in 2009, his dream of owning a Harley Davidson came true. Over the years he enjoyed many riding adventures around Alberta and BC.

He also had a love for all animals and will be truly missed by his faithful dog, Willow.

Gordon was a loving husband and father however the true joys of his life were his granddaughters. He had a huge personality, a great sense of humour and a kind heart. Gordon will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at an informal gathering immediately following the service at McNally Community Centre.

In memory of Gordon, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association: Unit 522, 1300 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2R5 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada: 6007 – 1A St. SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5.

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