ANDERSON, Melville H. - Mel passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 93. Predeceased by his loving wife Lois Jean (nee MCDonald), he is survived by his daughters Laurie Palmer (Clare), Leigh Cowley (Dave) and Wendy Hoffman (Mike). He cherished his grandchildren - Dan Cowley (Aimee), Lyndsay Cowley, Brian Hoffman (Chrystal) and Greg Hoffman and was overjoyed to welcome his first great- granddaughter Presley Cowley. He will be dearly missed by all. Mel had a long and successful career at IBM. He embraced his independence, enjoying the outdoors, gardening and cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at ARMOUR HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (105 Wilson Ave. east of Avenue Rd.) at 11:00 a.m. followed by A Celebration of Mel's Life at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to The Salvation Army or to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. On line condolences may be made at www.trullfuneralsyonge.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 2, 2013