REILLY, Melville (Mel) Cornelius
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Born on August 27, 1928 in Ocean Falls, BC. Passed away peacefully on June 14, 2013 in West Vancouver, a longtime resident of Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Survived by loving wife of 60 years Hazel, children Trish (Scott) Irvine, David (Wendy) Reilly, Carole (Gary) Galpin. Grandchildren Jason (Sarah) Irvine, Crystal (Sean) Fletcher, Kevin & Gregg Reilly, Rebekah & Chad Galpin. Five great-grandchildren Sage & Ty Fletcher, Adam, Jesse & Kate Irvine. Mel was a proud master plumber and pipe/gas fitter, member of local 170 for 64 years. His was a life well lived; an avid boater & fisherman, ballroom dancer, woodcarver, and prankster extraordinaire, but above all else he was a loving family man. A special thank you to the wonderful care from staff & owners of West Vancouver Care Centre. Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2pm at Boal Chapel 1505 Lillooet Road North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers donations kindly to Alzheimer Society of BC.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 16 to June 17, 2013