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Arthur Melanson

Born In: Canada

Passed in: Canada
Passed on: April 13th, 2010

Passed away at 1:30 am on Sunday, April 11, 2010 just one and a half hours past his 83rd birthday. Art is survived by his loving wife Dolores (nee Dingman). Sadly missed by his children Wendy (Ken) Jespersen of Guelph, Warren (Bonnie) of Milton, Walter (Tamara) of Calgary and his grandchildren Kaden Jespersen of Guelph and Kyle, Tyler, Kelsey and Connor Melanson all of Calgary. Survived by his sister Irma (Coady) Marsh of Glace Bay, NS and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers; Elroy, Lawrence, Ralph, Ivan and sisters; Helen Watson, Leta Basso, Phyllis Lynk and Grace Melanson. Art recovered from bladder cancer surgery (December 30, 2009) but succumbed to injuries form a fall on March 10, 2010. Art came to Milton in the 1940's to play hockey. He went to work at Bus Knights Men's Wear eventually becoming a partner and then sole owner in the early 1980's. In 1990 he went to work for Moores Clothing for Men where he had many loyal customers for 17 years. He officially retired on December 31, 2007. Art was a dedicated councilor for the Town of Milton for 27 years and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and the Milton Kinsmen Club. He was a member of the Roman Catholic School Board in the early 1960's and also served on the Milton Library Board and on the Down Town Business Area (DBIA). Family and friends are invited to visit at the McKERSIE-KOCHER FUNERAL HOME 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at St. Paul's United Church 123 Main St. Milton, ON. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca


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