Paul Melanson

A photo of Paul Melanson



Paul Melanson of Blenheim passed away at Riverview Gardens in Chatham with his family beside him on January 1, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years who he swooned over with his roller-skating abilities, Jean (Pearce) Melanson, his daughter Susan & Kevin Passwaters, by his step children Cindy & Wes Girard, Denise & Terry Walker and Kim Giannini as well as 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his step-son Kevin Bailey in 2017.

Paul was born in Moncton, New Brunswick 84 years ago.  He was one of seven children born to the late Emma & Zeno Melanson and is survived by his sisters Janette & Ron Cormier and Lorett & Aurile Lavigne.  He was predeceased by his siblings Lena Ludee, Irene & Paul Melanson, Raymond & Marie Melanson and Doris & Roaul Lalonde.

Paul retired from the maintenance department at Southwestern Regional Centre.  Many of his retirement days were spent puttering in his garage where he made toyboxes for his grandchildren while listening to his favourite singer Hank Williams.  He and Jean spent summers between Wildwood Park and New Brunswick and winters at their home in Florida, sometimes making side trips to Texas.  He enjoyed being Jean’s chauffeur to anyplace she wanted to go but would spend his time doing puzzle books while she shopped.  He was kind and he was patient.  Most of all he was loved.

It was Paul’s wish for cremation to take place and for his family to remember him privately.  His family extends many thanks to the staff of Riverview Gardens on 6 West and 5 West for their commendable care over the past few years.  Your kindness did not go unnoticed and will be remembered.

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Dear Jeannie, So very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you.

So sorry Kayla and Kyle ALLEN on the loss of your grandfather! Condolences to you and all the family at this very difficult time!sincerlyDisne aryan

Sincerest condolences Jean. Many special memories of trips to Niagara Falls with you and Paul and Grandma and Grandpa, Wildwood and later watching you all in the Happy Gang. Paul was such a nice guy. Thinking of you and your family.

Jean so sorry to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing . Will keep you and your family in our thoughts.

Jean and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time..Mike/Linda Lanz

I will miss Paul at our family gatherings. He was a sweet , kind man. I was green with envy when I saw those toy boxes he made for his grandchildren, so asked if he could make one for Myles, so, of course, he did. Still in my living room. RIP, Paul. My condolences to Jean & family. 💔

Our thoughts are with you, Jean. I always enjoyed my conversations with Paul at S.R.C. May he rest in peace.

Jean and family, our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Remembering happy times in Florida. Paul was such a nice and caring person. Bruce and Joyce Roe

We are very sorry to here of Paul’s passing. Condolences to Jean & her family. Prayers & thoughts of all of you in a difficult time.

We are sorry for your loss. Aunt Jean, our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

I am sorry for your loss of your dad Cindy . My heart goes out to you and your family ❤️❤️

So sorry to hear about Uncle Paul's passing.

Sorry to hear this Jean. Lots of wonderful memories of both you and Paul spending time with our family. Thinking of you and your family.

Michel and I are so sorry of uncle Paul's passing, he was always in so funny and in good humor.

I will cherish my memories of Uncle Paul. He is my mom’s favourite. He brought me to the Magnetic Hill. I watched his foot being not on the pedal is how I believed in the hill! Because he was always teasing. Aunt Jean, I am sorry for your loss.

Our sincere condolences to the Melanson Family

Our deepest sympathy to Jean and family. Even though we have lived far apart Uncle Paul has always been fondly remembered. We will always cherish special memories and special times together.

My Condolences to Jean and Family Sorry for your loss

Jean I'm very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and your family at this time

My condolences on Paul’s passing. Thinking of you and your family Jean.

Our condolences to you Jean and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Marilyn and Steven Dowker

Thoughts and prayers are with you Take care Joyce & Bill

Jean we are so sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers to you and your family Art & Pat Wardle.

Jean, so sorry to hear about Paul. Will always remember his kindness & great smile from SRC. Thinking of you & your family at this time. Pat

Rest in peace grandpa. I still have your toy box that you made for me. I will treasure it forever. Hugs

Jean, thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a loved one who was so close to you. RIP Paul

May you find comfort in your precious memories. Thinking of you all. Brenda Rumble

Rest In Peace Great Grandpa

Kayla and family. I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandpa. It sounds like he and your Grandmother lived a happy and fulfilling life. He sounds like a great man and I would have liked to have know him. I am thinking of you and your family at this time. Love Aunt Dale and Uncle Dan

Dear jean and family. I am very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Thinking of you. Terry