MELLEN, Thomas Christie "Chris" - (Former Master of Astra Mt. Dennis Masonic Lodge, 1966 and longtime volunteer with the RVH Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels, Innisfil) Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie. Father of Christine (Bob) and Deborah (Phil). Well loved Papa of David (Michelle), Jason (Tiffany), Carolyn, Jennifer and Christopher. Beloved grandpapa to Abigail, Madeline, Aidan, Jackson, Ivy-Elle and Isabelle. Brother of Kenneth (Linda) and Stanley (Vera). Musician for many years with the band "The Chris Mellen Group" and an athlete and runner who participated in Terry Fox Runs for 25 years. Along with Marjorie, his wife, he was a devoted Papa. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church (3294 St. Paul's Crescent, Barrie) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains will be held at St. Paul's Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.innisfilfuneralhome.ca "A long life - well lived."
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 22, 2012