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Milton "Mickey" Melanson

Milton "Mickey" Melanson

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: April 24th, 2012

New Glasgow - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Milton “Mickey” Melanson on April 24, 2012 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Westville, N.S., Sept. 10, 1928, he was the son of the late Violet (Langille) Melanson and Wilfred “Kid” Melanson. Mickey was a resident of Glen Haven for the past three years having been a long time resident of Island East River. In his younger years he was involved in running, boxing but will be most remembered for his love of hockey, a sport he played well into his 70’s. Mickey often said he would still be playing in the Westville Gentlemen’s League if a spinal injury hadn’t ended his long love of the game. Mickey retired from Trenton Works as a supervisor having previously spent over thirty years at Maritime Steel. In his spare time he could be seen painting houses and was known for his persistence in doing it right. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he doted on. He especially loved finding a bargain, flea markets, his time spent chatting to old friends at the mall and coffee shops. Mickey was quick to discuss politics, local happenings, sports and loved watching movies. He was inducted into the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder, an honour he was so proud of. An avid walker, Mickey loved nature and was delighted in finding the first pussy willows of the season. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 62 years, Anne (Cooke) Melanson, New Glasgow; their children, Sharon, Stellarton; Mike (Joanne) Calgary; Donna (Jim), Stellarton; Clary (Janet), Pictou; Kenny (Shirley), Eureka; Charmaine (Kim), Chester; Kristal (Dave), Fredericton; Bernard John, Moncton; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Helen, Lower Sackville; brothers Jim (Lynn), Winnipeg; Chester (Shirley), Florida. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where the funeral service will be held Friday, April 27 at 11 am with Rev Gary MacPherson officiating. Internment in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Family flowers only with donations to Spinal Cord Injury or N.S. Lung Association. The family would like to acknowledge the great care, compassion and support shown to Mickey and family by the amazing Glen Haven staff. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca
“We never lose those we give to God”
-St. Augustine-




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