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MELSNESS, Astrid Josephine

Went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2013 at the age of 85. Survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Russell, daughters Karen (Kirk) Mitchell, Randi (Kim) Maygard, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”



Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

Grace Lutheran Church

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The service for MELSNESS, Astrid Josephine is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Grace Lutheran Church

1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, BC


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  • Ewen and Tracy says:

    What we share in life
    We can never lose,
    All that we deeply love
    Will always be a part of us…

    Karen, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Ewen and Tracy

  • Keith & Laurie Anne Antonson says:

    Dear Russell and family . We are so sorry to hear of Astrid’s passing . We pray that you will find comfort in the days ahead knowing she is with Christ now and that others are praying for you too . In Christ all the Antonson’s

  • Carol Roche says:

    Dear Russell and family, so sorry to hear about Astrid’s passing. I will remember her lovely smile and kindness and love of family. She was a patient of mine with Dr Nash and then Dr Taylor.

  • Brian and Sue Antonson says:

    Pastor Melsness and Karen and Randi:

    We’re very sorry to hear of Mrs. Melsness’s passing, but also know that it comes as a release from some very serious difficulties. We will always hold her close in our hearts. She had an significant influence on our young lives and showed us all a lot about true compassion and love, generosity, and friendship. A life well lived.

    Brian and Sue Antonson

  • Dale & Donna Larsen says:

    Karen & family: We were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We have a lot of fond memories of her. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Love Dale, Donna and family.

  • Shannon Bergen says:

    Dear Family;
    I remember your Mom playing the organ many years ago at the Lutheran Church in Rutland. I was just a child but was always so moved by her skill, & how she seemed to enjoy it so much. I could feel her love of it in the hyms even as a young child. My Prayers are with you all she was a very lovely person. Sincerely Shannon Bergen (previously Henderson)

  • trish rempel says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mrs. Melsness as well as the rest of the family were very special to me and I think of all the wonderful memories we shared together when I took care of your family get togethers in the Vintage Dining Room. May you lean on each other to comfort one another and share all the wonderful memories of the beautiful person she was.

  • Tom & Randi Nilson says:

    Dear Russell and family, We are saddened by the death of Astrid. But we are aware that God holds her gently in the hollow of His Hand as He did throughout her lifetime. Astrid always was a special girl. All of you can continue to give thanks for her place in your lives. God bless you today and always. Randi & Tom

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