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Joshua Mellor

June 8, 1982 - September 27, 2021


Josh beloved husband of Miranda (Fraser) Mellor and father to Georgia (3) and Mila (3 months). Son of Jeannie and Mark Mellor, brother to Sara Phillips (Tom), and amazing uncle to Hayley. Son in law to Gordon and Marilyn Fraser, brother in law to Scott and Kristine Fraser and uncle to Ainsley and Emery. Grandson to Angela Mills (Idaho), nephew to Eileen Mellor, Bill Mellor, Sheri and Larry Farr (Washington State), Greg and Lynda Mills (Idaho), several cousins, and many great Aunts and Uncles.

Predeceased by his Grandparents John and Betty (Woods)Mellor, Grandfather Sherrild Mills (Idaho). Josh also leaves behind several wonderful friends, farmers, customers, and his dog Oreo.

Josh was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley to a pioneer farming family. He went to Cowichan Secondary School where he graduated in 2001. He won the AutoSkills Championship in BC, and through that won a full scholarship to BCIT where he attended Heavy Duty Mechanics. He attended VIU for his last couple of years graduating as a red seal heavy duty mechanic in 2007. Josh then spent a year travelling around Australia and working on farms there. He returned home and started Mellor Mobile Mechanical, working on equipment, both locally and in the Yukon.

Josh met Miranda his future wife in 2011, and was immediately smitten. They were married on the family farm June 7, 2014. Like in their wedding song lyrics “I’ll do anything with you anywhere”, they were always up for an adventure together.

On September 29, 2019 they happily welcomed their first bundle of joy, sweet Georgia. Then on June 9, 2021 they welcome their second beautiful daughter our little Miss Mila. Josh really loved being a dad to his girls, and a husband to Miranda, these girls were his world.

Josh’s passion was farming and everything related. His summers were spent making hay and fixing equipment.

Josh will be greatly missed by many. He held his many friendships very close to his heart. He was very shocked at the outpouring of community support for him and his family, and wanted to thank everyone for their involvement.

Josh contracted the Delta Variant of Covid the last few days in August and ended up in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. We were so blessed to have the most wonderful, caring, compassionate staff in the ICU and would like to thank each and every one of them for their valiant efforts to save Josh.

There will be a private family service with a Celebration of Life when this pandemic is under control .



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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: Andrea
Relation: I worked with his wife for 9 years

I am so sorry Miranda , Georgia , Mila and parents and everyone else related . I know he had so many family members and friends . I have no words as there are none that will bring you comfort. I am here to share in your grief and tell you are loved and supported. Death is an enemy and I am sorry it reached Josh at such a young age. Please be strong and know that he is resting and in no pain. I am here anytime , anywhere to sit with any of you and hold your hand and cry 😭 because this isn’t right . You are loved 💜🚜

From: Theresa Chester
Relation: Friend of his Mom's

I’m so dreadfully sorry for your enormous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

From: Jo Hamar
Relation: Friend

Remembering Josh as a sweet young boy who went to school with our son Aaron. They were good buddies. Watched Josh become such a nice young man. Josh always gave me a hug when we would run into him. Did not know Miranda as well but over the past few weeks have admired her strength and love for Josh and her two sweet girls. Our heart goes out to Miranda, Jeannie, Mark and Sara and family. Sending huge hugs. 💕

From: Alicia Hansen-Brett

Thinking of you all in this hard time, take it easy ❤️

From: abby dirom
Relation: Close family friend

My heart breaks for you all. Long time close family friends, josh has always been apart of my life. From playing at the farm as a young toddler, to Christmas parties and seeing him at my uncles farm. Josh was and will continue to be the life of the party, larger than life. His joyous laugh, his love for his girls and family, his hard work ethic all made him the man he was and that we all should remember him by. I will never understand why life can be so unfair. My condolences to the Fraser’s/Mellor’s. love you guys forever. Keep sending us all rainbows, josh. With love forever, Abby Dirom.

From: Jack and Cindy Hoadley
Relation: Friend of my children’s

Our sincere condolences to Josh’s family and friends.

From: Sean and Brenda Beston
Relation: Long time family friend

Our condolences to Miranda and all the Mellor and extended family of Josh. We watched Josh grow up into the man he became from a distance through Mark and Jeannie. I always got to see him at the Halloween and Christmas Bon fires at the Mellor’s. It was always nice to catch up and hear how he was doing. He will be missed by all who he touched. Great big (((((HUGS)))) to You Miranda.

From: Jill & Doug Fantillo

Our sincere condolences 💐

From: Jennifer Woike
Relation: Friend

Ahhh how I will miss this man who wasn’t afraid to go toe to toe with me. You were always the guy I called to ask ridiculous questions about Bulls and reproduction concerns in cows. Some of our conversations were very strange! You were the first person that was by our sides when there was an emergency on the farm. I would turn around and you would be there saying “what can I do to help?” You took my son under your wing-this scared me immensely at times 🙂 and helped guide him when he needed it most. I will miss you, my friend. Trust that we will always be looking out for your girls.

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