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Melvin Martinson

29/01/1944 - 27/11/2022

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Obituary For Melvin Martinson

January 29, 1944 - November 27, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Melvin Martinson. On Sunday November 27, 2022, Melvin was lovingly surrounded by family as he peacefully crossed over. He was 78 years old. He will be remembered by many affectionate names: Dad, Unkie, Papa Moe, Mel, Moe, or Mosey.

Dad will be remembered most for his humour, jokes, quick wit and many gut-busting laughs. He loved children and children loved him. He loved animals, time with family, and a good game of trash-talkin' crib. He enjoyed cooking and baking, always quick to share a delicious meal. Many will remember him cruising around High Prairie on his Gator, or scooter visiting all over town.

Born in Grande Prairie and raised on a farm in High Prairie, he was the oldest of 5 boys. He was a man of many trades; he worked at the Grande Cache Coal mine, owned a couple gravel trucks, worked as a heavy equipment operator, and spent some time preparing meals in various camps.

He is survived by his daughters: Kathy Dubé, Cheryl (Clyde) MacPhee, Lori Martinson, his grandchildren: Kiley-Rae Halwa, Renee Dubé, Amy Trimble, Sarah Trimble, Jasmine Hoang and great grandchildren. His brothers Lyle (Audrey Carlson), Brian (Claudette), Wayne (Heather), Dale (Diane) plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dad was predeceased by his parents Alfred & Betty Martinson, as well as his son in-law Rob Dubé.

A celebration of life for dad will be held in Grande Prairie at Bear Creek Funeral home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie on Saturday December 3, 2022, at 2 pm.

We wish to extend a heartfelt thank-you to his doctor – Dr. Afridi and to his healthcare team at Prairie Lakes - Dunvegan wing for the loving care provided to our dad Moe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in Dad's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Alzheimer’s Association of Canada.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

3 Dec

Celebration of Life

02:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 29/11/2022

    My condolences to all. My mom, Lorna Douglas(Rollins), was his cousin; Olives daughter. I have fond memories of being at Uncle Alfred's farm. Take care

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