Irma Melville

Irma Melville

Peacefully, at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach, with family and friends at her side. Survived and much loved by husband Eddie of sixty-two years, and sons Richard and Todd (Danita).

A full life well lived. She was active on many fronts stemming from her strong belief in women’s rights;

-as a founding member of the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women, and involvement with the National Action Committee

-politically, as Chairperson of the National Women’s Liberal Commission, as an executive member of the Liberal Party of Canada, as the President of the Markham Stouffville riding association

-and vocationally, as Women’s Advisor to the President of Seneca College.

Painting was a lifelong passion from which she derived endless enjoyment. She loved her studio and her Vancouver Island home of twenty one years, with its many visitors.

An adventurous sailor, upon retirement she and her husband undertook, what turned out to be, a 10,000 nautical mile voyage spanning five years in their Nonsuch sailboat, Dunnottar IV. When it was finally over, Irma commented that their twenty-six foot boat was only 13 feet.

She will be missed.

Irma often voiced her appreciation for The Gardens’ staff and their continuous flow of TLC and support. We thank them sincerely.

A Celebration of Irma’s Life will be held Friday, November 23, at The Qualicum Community Hall (beside the curling rink) from 1 pm to 3pm with remarks at 2pm.

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