Melba (Fox) VanSickle of Dresden passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday June 24, 2016. Melba was the only daughter of the late Willis & Gertrude (Wall) Fox and lived her life in the Dresden area with her husband Leo VanSickle to whom she would have been married for 63 years this coming September. Melba and Leo raised three children; Jeff & Janet VanSickle of Chatham, Gail & Marc Eskritt of Blenheim and John & Brenda VanSickle of Florida. They are the proud grandparents of John, Shawn, Lynn & Rachel, Darrell & Anna, Makaila, Shelby and Lily. Great-grandmother of Lucas and Graham. For a time, Melba was a Switchboard Operator for Bell in Wallaceburg but stopped working to take care of her mother. She and Leo farmed together outside of Dresden. She will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Melba’s wish was that her funeral arrangements would be a time shared by her family. She will be laid to rest with her parents in Dresden. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements. Friends wishing to remember her with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Salvation Army.