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Obituary - Melvin 'Mel' Munro

Melvin 'Mel' Munro

1943 - 2023

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Munro(2023)

Mr. Melvin ‘Mel’ Munro, beloved husband of Susan, passed away in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the age of 80 years. Along with Susan, his loving wife of over 42 years, Mel’s memory will be forever cherished by his family: Nine children, Donna Riley, Larry MacDonald, Audrey Hexter (Mark), Sharon Jackel, Lori MacDonald, Mark Jackel (Shelly), Michelle Wahl (Darren), Michael MacDonald and Brian Munro (Dyan); Twenty-one grandchildren, Christine (Travis), Dwayne (Eryn), Shaun (Savanna), Mark (Gen), Justin (Victoria), Jessica, Craig (Cassandra), Cody (Britoni), Mikala, Colby, Brandon, Logan (Kimberly), Emersyn, Alexis, Devynn, Carsen, Neleh, Easton, Thomas, Clara and Grayson; twenty-four great-grandchildren, Taye, Emily, Erik, Isabella, Lyra, Tyron, Gage, Ayden, Payton, Mila, Kali, Jade, Nicholas, Jack, Maci-Rae, Markus, Adel, Kenna, Kali, Kinslee, Keanna, Clyde, Kaden and Lake as well as numerous extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Jessie Munro; four brothers; two sons, Steven and Christopher as well as twins in infancy. Mel started with CP Rail in 1973, retiring in 2002 after over 30 years of service. His retirement allowed him to enjoy what he loved most in life... time spent with his family. A Celebration of Mel’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Private Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Mel’s celebration will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience his service may visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all of the CBI caregivers for their loving care and support. A very special thank-you is also extended to the doctors and nurses of 5 West for their wonderful care and support.

November 2nd


  1. Beverly Morisseau:
    Oct 28, 2023 at 02:57 PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss Susan. Condolences to you and family.

  2. Giesela Sehn:
    Oct 28, 2023 at 05:56 PM

    Sue, I'm so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time 🙏. May your memories comfort you.

  3. Jan Lennie:
    Oct 31, 2023 at 06:55 AM

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Mel . I had the pleasure of working with Mel for 20 years , the stories he would share and laughs we had on the train will live on forever in my mind . Hugs to all

  4. Dale Fandrick:
    Oct 31, 2023 at 01:23 PM

    So sorry to hear about Big Mel. We were tight for the duration of my carrier and had lots of laughs on our excursions. He was a powerful kind man and could sing and play the guitar pretty good on the old caboose. Rest in peace old friend. Dale Fandrick

  5. Len and June Munro:
    Oct 31, 2023 at 11:51 PM

    Our thoughts are with you Susan and your family at this sad time. He will be so missed by us all. Love and our sympathy. He fought a courageous battle.

  6. Don Eileen Andrews:
    Nov 01, 2023 at 12:23 PM

    Sorry to hear the passing of Mel. Forever in our hearts. Prayers be with you. Don and Eileen Andrews

  7. Marie Bingham:
    Nov 02, 2023 at 01:29 AM

    To Aunty Sue and family.. a heartfelt thank you to the love and kindness Uncle Mel showed towards my family.. it will always be remembered with love.

  8. John Aubichon:
    Nov 02, 2023 at 03:18 PM

    My heart aches for you all during this time of loss. He was a really good man and I pray you all find strength and peace during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss!

  9. Kelly Munro Falco:
    Nov 02, 2023 at 04:39 PM

    What a beautiful service held for Mel. Especially loved seeing the old photos with his Mom and Dad, who I adored as a child. Sincere condolences to the entire family. May he always live on in your cherished memories.

    Lots of love from the Ontario Munros xo

  10. Kathy McGregor:
    Nov 02, 2023 at 05:00 PM

    Susan and family, Mom and I were so sorry to hear about Mel's passing. We were just sharing some wonderful memories just yesterday, thinking of him always brings a smile to our faces. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Margaret Munro,
    Kathy Munro McGregor

  11. Paul & Diana Anderson:
    Nov 02, 2023 at 09:35 PM

    Such a wonderful service for a very special man. We will cherish all our memories with Uncle Mel, Sue & family. A lot of fun times to recall, he had a great sense of humor. Our condolences to the entire family. Love you all

  12. Bill Sr Bingham:
    Nov 03, 2023 at 12:48 PM

    Uncle Melvin helped me in so many ways. I'm going to keep you in my heart.I'm going to still miss you though. Love, Bill

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