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Melvin Leon Parsons

Melvin Leon Parsons

Born: June 14th, 1924

Passed on: February 13th, 2016

Dr. Melvin Leon Parsons died peacefully at the age of 91 years at his home in Glovertown, Newfoundland on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Predeceased by his parents Roland and Mary (Pomeroy) Parsons, his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Corkum, his son Leon, brother Vernon (Melvie), Irving (Gerri), Austin (Marie), and sister Eileen (Sven Svensson). He is survived by his loving wife Eva, his children Melanie and Gerard (Suzanne Crocker), his grandchildren Elizabeth Leanne, Sam, Kate, Tess, and Seeka (Jesse Terry), his great-grandchildren Tevai and Miali, and brothers and sisters-in law David Parsons, Joan Smeltzer, and June (Arnold) Landers. He leaves behind a large number of family and friends. Melvin lived a long and fulfilling life and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Parsons was the first full-time, dedicated family physician to serve the people of Glovertown, Traytown, Cull's Harbour, Terra Nova, Charlottetown and St. Brendan's from 1956-1989. He was a life-long contributor to the community, volunteered and served on a number of organizations and always strived to make positive change. He was particularly passionate about education for the youth and served as Chairman of the Terra Nova Regional School Board for many, many years. His dedication, integrity, passion for knowledge, love of nature, the sea and animals remain an inspiration for all who knew him. In celebration of his life, the family will receive visitors at Oram's Funeral Home in Glovertown from 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Monday, February 15, and from 1:00pm - 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 16. Cremation to follow. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, February 17 at 2:00pm at Faith United Church, Glovertown with internment to follow at Glovertown Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dr. Melvin Leon Parsons to Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Faith United Church, Glovertown or a charity of choice.

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