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Gwen Melnyk

August 15, 1933 - April 14, 2022


It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Gwen, loving mom, grandma, and great grandma.

Predeceased by her husband Edward and son Brad.

Gwen will be greatly missed by her children Mark Melnyk, Karen Soles (Bob); grandchildren Rhett, Brianne, Drew, Courtney, Shawna, Kiona and Teon; great-grandchildren Asia, Harmony, Cadence, Joshua, Kingsley, Jonah, Carter and Elle, and numerous other family and friends.

Gwen was born in Edmonton, Alberta. It was there she met and married her soulmate Edward and they had three beautiful children. Gwen and Edward moved to Chemainus, Vancouver Island, in the summer of 1969. Gwen worked as a teller at the Royal Bank in Duncan until retirement. She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, enjoyed her time as a volunteer at the Chemainus Theatre Festival, had a grand time performing in the Chemainus Hospital Auxiliary shows, joining friends at the Chemainus Senior Centre, plus countless hours spent with family and friends.

Lady Gwen, as she was known on at the Lodge on Fourth, will be greatly missed and remembered for her infectious laugh, twinkling eyes and love of life.

A service will be held at

Chemainus Calvary Baptist Church

Saturday, May 14, 2022

1:00pm – 4:00pm

3318 River Road, Chemainus, BC


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jo Hamar
Relation: Friend

Sending hugs to family I enjoyed working with Gwen many years. Always a lady! 💕

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