MELANSON, Ronald Douglas, WO (Ret’d), CD, RCLS – Cook

MelansonRon, age 76, of Wilmot, passed away peacefully Monday, April 26, 2021 at home with his wife of 55 years by his side. Born in Yarmouth, he is survived by his loving wife, Ann; daughters Elaine (Michael) Terry, Nanimo, BC; Monique (Raymond) Bastien, Yarmouth; Dawn Melanson (Jason Keltey), Meadowvale; grandchildren Ashley (Tommy) McMillan, Nanaimo, BC; Adam (Alicia) Bastien, Lower Sackville; Stephan (Kelly) Bastien, Yarmouth; Jamie (Kayla) Bastien, Deep Brook; Kaylee (Zackary) Butt, Halifax; Trinity Robbins, Meadowvale; and great-grandchildren Rosie, Forrest, Elias, Presley.

A Warrant Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Ronald served in many places across Canada, including Chatham, NB, Puntzi Mountain, BC, North Bay, Cornwallis, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Debert, and Mont Apica, PQ.

Ronald was a talented woodworker especially with folk art. He also spent many hours rock hounding both in Alert, Nunavut and with his family over the years.

Due to Covid restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when everyone can gather together. Donations in memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses – Annapolis Valley Branch, Palliative Care Fund, or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. toll free 1-855-825-3448. Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

From Jamie Forbes:

We lost another one yesterday. WO (ret’d) Ron Melanson passed away at home with his wife Ann by his side after a brief battle with Bowel Cancer. I worked with Ron at Rockliffe Officers Mess in Ottawa, CFB Cornwallis where he retired and he worked as a Civilian at 14 Wing Greenwood. Him and I were hunting and fishing buddies for a long, long time. RIP my friend.

 


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