Mel Strain

STRAIN, Mel

On Friday, April 25, 2003, Melfort Ellsworth Strain passed away at the age of 93 years.

Mel and family moved to Qualicum Beach in 1947. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias and the Royal Canadian Legion. Mel loved music and was a member of the Coombs Old Time Fiddlers for many years. He participated in the community by helping found the District 69 Ambulance Service and he was also a member of the Volunteer Fire Department.

Mel was pre-deceased by his son Tom. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jean, daughters Lois (Rory) Powell of Port Alberni, Caroline (Bruce) Warn of Qualicum Beach, daughter-in-law Laila Strain of French Creek, grandson Ryan (Cory) Powell and great granddaughter Tiffany of Calgary.

There will be memorial service on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at the Branch 69 Royal Canadian Legion hall in Qualicum Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trillium Lodge Therapeutic Garden Project fund c/o Trillium Lodge, P.O. Box 940, 401 Moilliet Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2G9.