A. Dara Melanson
A. Dara Melanson, 84, of River Hebert passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Dara was born in River Hebert on January 22, 1929, a son of Leo and Beatrice (Como) Melanson.
Dara was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.
Dara had worked in the coal mines in River Hebert for over 30 years until their closure and was then employed in Amherst with Costin Paving And Contracting until his retirement.
He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Dara leaves behind a daughter, Barb (John) Carter of Amherst; four grandchildren, Daniel of Fort McMurray, AB, Brittany (Kyle) Ouellette of Wabasca, AB, and Jillian and Meghan of Amherst; one great grandson, Carter Ouelette; a brother, Jude, Amherst; a sister, Lorraine Clark, Springhill, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Dara was predeceased by his wife Theresa (Maloney); brothers, Ivan, Eugene, Basil, and Clair, and sisters, Eileen and Helen.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert (251-2877) from where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. A funeral service will be held 11am Thursday from St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert. Interment will be in the St. Denis Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in memory of Dara may be made to the St. Denis Cemetery Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.