Born: July 16th, 1947
Passed on: March 7th, 2016
Melvin Marsh of Paradise passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit of the Leonard A. Miller Center in the presence of his loving wife and daughter on March 7, 2016. He approached his 10 month battle with cancer with acceptance, strength and dignity and the easy going attitude he possessed throughout his life. Melvin is predeceased by his parents Eliol and Winnifred Marsh and brother Donald. Leaving to mourn with memories of love, laughter and life, his wife and best friend of 46 years, Beatrice, his daughter Susan; sisters, Brenda Billard (Gregory), Pearl Snelgrove (Clayton), Neta Anthony (David), Heather Slade (Robert); brothers, Clayton (Brenda), Wayne (Elsie Greene), Ross (Rhonda Thomas) and Bruce (Dawn); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Drover, Joyce Lynch, Diane Drover and Rosemary Drover; nieces and nephews and a large circle of family and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, March 9th from 2-4:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Burial service to follow in the Paradise Non-Denominational Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Melvin's memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, St. John's or the Palliative Care Unit at the Leonard A. Miller Center. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook please visit www.carnells.com.