Passed away with his beloved wife by his side at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 79 years. Mel, of Waterloo, was the best friend and loving husband of Judy (Taylor) Beetham. Much loved and admired father of Karen and Monty Steenson of Elmira, Donna and Mike Fisher of Waterloo, and Lynne and Paul Cormier of Washington, DC. Adored Grandpa Mel of Kelly and Sean Wells, Jen and Peter Nighswander, Sarah Fiander and Corey Howard, Emily Fiander, and Amber and Jeremy Fisher. Proud Great-Grandpa Mel of Evelyn, Rowan, Mia, Jacob, and Lachlan. Lovingly remembered by his extended family and friends. Mel was a former employee of BF Goodrich. His passion was his family. He enjoyed lifelong learning (BA, MA and MBA), reading, golfing, playing cards, and watching Coronation Street. A private family service has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada would be appreciated.
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