MELLAFONT MinniePosted: May 15th, 2013
1925 ~ 2013
Minnie Mellafont beloved wife of the late Charles (Chuck) Mellafont of Milk River passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Minnie was born in Port Hope, Ontario and raised in Orilla. She met and married Chuck on June 30, 1945. They moved to the farm outside of Coutts and raised a family of eight children. Minnie was active in the U.C.W. and auxiliary to the Lodge. She was a great cook and many enjoyed her delicious fare.
Minnie enjoyed playing cards, Bingo and trips to the casino with long time friends and family. Camping and fishing with family were treasured times she loved to be a part of what they did; their successes were hers. Family made the hard and sometimes sad times worthwhile; they were her joy and reward for a life well lived.
Minnie is survived by her children Darlene (Dave) Les Strange, Fred (Daryl), Bill (Marie), Neal, Max (Debbie), Dawn (Larry) Gordon, Denise Bardias, Harry (Thelma), Gaby (Micheal) Brand; 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Edna (Byron) Wolsey and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Bertha and Harry Mickes; her brothers Ken, Fred, Alonzo, Harry and Roy; her sisters Ellan and Pat; Chuck and his parent Harry and Gertrude; brother Lenard and sister-in-law Philys, sister Rita Perry and a granddaughter Lindsay Marie.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Expansion project of the Prairie Rose Lodge | 115- 3rd Ave NW, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0.
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