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PAULSON, Melvin Douglas
April 16, 1941 - January 20, 2013
With sadness we announce the passing of Mel at the Misericordia Hospital.
Son of the late Emil and Kari Paulson of Ponoka, Alberta, Mel was never married. He had a long career at Fort Saskatchewan -Sherritt International as a Power Plant Steam Operator. He loved spending time at the family farm NW of Ponoka.
He leaves his brother Erling Paulson of Ponoka, sister Sylvia (Jim) Colleton of Edmonton, nephew Michael (Michelle), great nephews Ethan and Matthew of Ontario and niece Susan of Edmonton. Predeceased by brother Kenneth Paulson. The caregivers and residents of Home and Healthcare Services called him their best friend. Mel had a big heart and gave to those who had less.
At Mel's request cremation has taken place. The Celebration of Mel's life will be hosted by Sylvia at Ponoka, Alberta. Family and Friends of Erling, Melvin, and Sylvia will be notified and the plan is tentatively for Saturday of the May 2013 long weekend.


Published in The Edmonton Journal on Feb. 1, 2013
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