June 25, 1931 – November 25, 2016.
Mel was called home to heaven to be with his Saviour in the early hours of the morning, at the age of 85 years, at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert, BC.
Mel was born and raised in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He moved west and joined the Air Force and was stationed in Prince Rupert, where he met Joyce Scherk, whom he married on April 5th 1956. After the Air Force, he worked for over 30 years as a carpenter at the pulp mill.
Mel loved working with wood and his shop was his favourite place. He also enjoyed bowling every Thursday with the local league and later in life with the seniors bowling team.
Family was very important to him and he had a very big impact on his children as well as many people that knew him.
Mel was a member of The Salvation Army and played the bass for many years in the brass band. He also was the Quarter Master for many years. His faith was very important to him and this was evident in the way he lived his life and the example he set for others.
Predeceased by his parents Ralph and Daisy (Porter) McDonough, grandparents William and Louisa (Baker) McDonough and Charles and Mary (Conrad) Porter, all of Windsor, Nova Scotia. Brothers Irving, Robert Frederick and Robert Ulysses and one sister Margaret Hamilton.
Mel is survived by his wife Joyce (Scherk) McDonough, sons Wayne (Sharon) of Regina, SK and Ian (Lisa) of Smithers, BC. Daughter Shelley Woods
of Rowella, Australia. Grandson James McDonough and granddaughters Jennifer (Nathan) Anderson of Regina, SK and Deborah and Sarah McDonough of Smithers, BC. Great grandsons Christian and Keaton Anderson of Regina, SK.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at The Salvation Army in Prince Rupert.