Posted: April 9th, 2021

November 11, 1930 – April 5, 2021

Melvin C. Roth, the son of William and Mary Roth of Medicine Hat, died peacefully on April 5, 2021 at 90 years old. A long time resident of the Medicine Hat area he was raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, near Fox Valley where his Romanian-German parents and grandparents settled after the turn of the 20th century.

He was devoted to providing for his family, his loving wife June (Howitt), and his children. He worked at the Redcliff Glass Factory, as a machinist apprenticing through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, at the Western Co-op Fertilizer plant, and later in life as a realtor.

But his real passion was the outdoors, nature, and country life on their farms raising hay crops, livestock, and many horses, like his father before him. He planted and nurtured hundreds if not thousands of trees on the land he cared for, inheriting his very green thumb from his mother, Mary.

No one who met Melvin forgot his sense of humor, and most were left laughing after spending a few moments with him. He loved a good joke and had many dear friends. After retirement he would entertain his friends and acquaintances at talent shows, playing music, and performing amateur comedy routines.

He volunteered at and supported his church, St. Paul’s Lutheran, and Boy Scouts of Canada. He enjoyed being a summer campground host at The Boat Club and he fished, hunted, and hiked with his friends, children and grandchildren until he was well into his 80s.

He leaves his four children; Ron (Patty), Wes (Tannis), Carla (Merritt), and Wynne (Martin); his brother, Irvin (Lee) Roth; sisters, Verna Parker and Naomi (Gary) Norman. Melvin was pre-deceased by his loving wife, June after 62 years of marriage; his son, Paul; his elder brother, Albert; and his brother-in-law Lyle (Verna).

He also leaves six grandchildren, Tylor, Melissa (John), Jillian (Sai), Kelsie (Cole), Alexa (Scott), and Emerson and four great grandchildren, Brayden, Asher, Austin, and Bennett.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorial gifts in Mel’s memory may be made to your charity of choice. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Melvin Roth. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

One Condolence for “MELVIN CLIFFORD ROTH”

  1. Maggie Simon (nee McCulloch) says:

    So sad to hear of Melvins Passing. I worked with him many years ago at Royal LePage when I was a young woman just starting my career. Melvin was a a fun loving person and always passed on some helpful fatherly advice to us girls in the office. I will remember him as such a joker and a real sweetheart. My sympathies to you all.

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