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TURNER, Melvin Lloyd “Mel”

September 1, 1939 — August 26, 2019

Melvin passed away peacefully on August 26, 2019, six days short of his 80th birthday, on what would have been his mother’s birthday. Mel was surrounded by his family as he entered his heavenly home.

Melvin leaves behind his beloved wife of almost 55 years, Rose-Anne (née Brulotte); daughter Monica Lee Turner; son Cecil Alan (Jewel) Turner; grandsons Micheal John Riha and Colby Cecil Turner; granddaughters Sierra Dawne Turner (Shane Wilkie) and Brooke (John) Stephenson-Kay; and great granddaughter Kingsley Turner. He is also survived by his brothers Clifford George and Clayton Victor and was much loved by nieces and nephews, who always kept in touch with him and are mourning his death deeply at this moment. Melvin was predeceased by his parents, Robert Cecil and Margaret Louise Turner (née Maclellan); his siblings Anthony Harold, Robert Desmond, Marjorie Hazel Ring, Leslie Arthur, Thelma Marna Jabs, and Alieta Evelyn Dewer.

Mel was born September 1, 1939 in Herbert, SK, the sixth of nine children. After serving in the Navy he received his barbering certificate and joined his father in what was known as the Turner and son barbershop, in Grande Prairie, AB. After his father passed, he continued on his own, and he also had a barbershop in McLennan, AB.  Mel then worked in the milk delivery business for many years in both Alberta and Kelowna, BC, and he also worked at Vanguard RV’s out of Winfield, BC. Finally, he worked at CJCC (Canada Japan Chopstick) factory until his retirement in 2003.

Mel had a love of collecting hockey cards, at last count he had over 7000 cards. He set up both grandsons with their own book of cards. Whenever the Vancouver Canucks were playing, you could find Mel in front of his big screen TV. Later he would enjoy discussing the game with his son or his brother “Casey”.

Another passion of Mel’s was wood working; over the years he made many items for Rose-Anne’s and his home and for other family members. He loved his trip to Nashville, TN and down south in 2006, as well as his trip to the Maritimes in 2007. Mel really enjoyed all the road trips to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Vancouver Island over the years. Mel loved sewing heart monitor pouches for the cardiac unit at our hospital in Kelowna; he made many over the years. He was a man of many talents that loved keeping busy and helping people.

We wish to thank the caring medical staff that looked after Mel in the last few days at the Kelowna General Hospital; always very professional and caring.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am, at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC.  Prayers will be the night before on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Donations can be made to the Heart Fund, www.theheartfund.eu, or the Lung Association, www.lung.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Prayer Service
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Church

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Donations can be made to the Heart Fund or the Lung Association Link: www.theheartfund.eu, www.lung.ca


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The prayer service for TURNER, Melvin Lloyd “Mel” is scheduled for Friday, August 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm at located at 839 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC.

The service for TURNER, Melvin Lloyd “Mel” is scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Ave Kelowna, BC


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  • Lloyd and Mildred Lowenberg says:

    Rose Ann and family. Our sincere condolences to you and the family. I can’t imagine what you are going through. It is years since we have known you and where you were Mel was, The last time we saw you a couple weeks ago he was going for his surgery . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love you Lloyd and Mildred Lowenberg

  • Kari Headley says:

    Rose-Anne, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mel, such a kind and sweet fellow. I am sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. He will be missed.
    Kari Headley

  • Nancy Appel says:

    Rose Anne and family my deepest condolences to all of you. Rose Anne you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nancy Appel

  • Gloria Pemble says:

    So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing! Betty would be there but due to back problems cannot make it to the service. I am away then
    but hope you know we would be there if we could.

  • Karen Murphy says:

    Rose Anne we are so sorry to hear of Mels’s passing. He was such a dear friend to mom and dad. Please call me anytime. See you soon. Alll our Love, Karen, Dale, Alexus, Paige, Mike, Mart and Dan Murphy. xoxoxo

  • Marv and Anne says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Mel’s passing, our condolences to you and the family.

  • Walter and Lisa Jabs says:

    To Rose-Anne and family,
    Lisa and I are heartbroken about Mels passing. I was just sitting down reading the paper and saw Mels face smiling up at me. Lisa and I would have been there to grieve with you and your family, and relive some of the good times we shared over the years. We share your pain. Rose-Anne, be strong like I know you are. We give our condolences to you and your family.
    All our Love,
    Walter and Lisa

  • Audrey Hawthorne says:

    So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  • Gerald Legge says:

    To Rose-Anne and Family
    We were saddened to here of Mel’s passing and apologize for the belated message.
    We met in 2014 at Darcia’s and Vincent’s wedding. A brief encounter for sure. Having since heard more about Vincent’s
    family I’m sure we would have enjoyed talking more and getting to know you all better. Just listening to Vincent talking about his relatives it’s easy to understand how deeply he regards all you.all
    Gerald and Ruby Legge

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