Melanson- Roger Frederick, 93, of Mill Village, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 14th, 2012.
Oldest son of Alexander and Cassie (Boland) Melanson, Rod was born in Bangs Falls, N. S. on December 1st, 1919.
A veteran of World War II, he was a gunner in the 88th Light Artillery, Royal Canadian Army. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute following his military service and was a long time employee of Bowater Mersey Paper Company where he worked as a land surveyor in the Woodlands Department. He was an avid reader, gardener and nature lover who had an enduring passion for music and singing. Throughout his life, he was active in various sports. He was a past member of the Liverpool Curling Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #38 and the Mill Village Volunteer Fire Department. Rod also served on numerous local committees and groups over the years.
He is survived by his children Gayle (Dave) Doncaster, Robert (Mary Ann), Anne (Terry) Murphy and Alex (Joy), nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and his six special caregivers.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of sixty-one years, Estella (Newell), sisters Sandra (Seamone), Muriel (DesRosiers), Madge (MacKinnon) and Merlene Melanson. Brothers Robert, Russell, Rex and Royce.
Cremation will be under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. There will be no visitation. A family committal service will be held at the Mill Village Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mill Village Cemetery Fund or to the Mill Village Volunteer Fire Department. On line condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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