REECE, Melvin “Mel”
May 30, 2018

Mr. Melvin Reece

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Mel, 85 years young on Wednesday, May, 30th, 2018. He will be fondly remembered and forever mourned by his wife of 63 years, June, and his 4 children: Jane (Andy Sparks), Susan (Stephen Oles), Michael (Lisa Gordon), David and grandchildren: Ben, Kate, Sarah Sparks, Chris, Matt, Leslie Oles, Hannah and Ella Reece.

He was a remarkable man, teacher, coach and traveler who lived life to the fullest, traveling to Provence and Alberta just weeks before his untimely passing. He loved his children and his grand kids. He was a kind, caring and inspirational role model.

At Mel’s request there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: WIAIH- West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped. (Cheque can be mailed to: 111 Donegani, Pointe Claire (QC) H9R 2W3).

Arrangements entrusted to Voluntas ( | 514-695-7979).

7 responses

  1. Hannah reece

    June 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    You will be missed grandpa ❤️

    • Charles Poirier

      June 12, 2018 at 6:07 am

      It is with much saddness that I learn of Mel’s passing. Mel was a vice principal where I taught at Lindsay Place High School. More than a colleague Mel was a friend and leader. He was a man of understand, principles and compassion. Mel touched many in his position. Always approachable and dedicated to his profession. Rest In Peace Mel. My sincere condolences to June and his family.

  2. Rob and Lynne Delo

    June 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Reece family, Mel was a wonderful man and a great family friend who will be dearly missed.

  3. Sandra

    June 11, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. A very fine man indeed.

  4. Peter Trickey

    June 11, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you n family

  5. Jane Perrie Dalton

    June 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Mel was one of the nicest guys I ever worked for. A real nice chap with a twinkle in his eye and a ready smile. My sympathies to the family. I am sad he is gone

  6. Donna Grinton

    June 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    So very sorry to hear this news. Will always remember every morning meeting Mel while I walked my dog. He certainly lived each day with a smile and a positive outlook . Such a wonderful man, dedicated husband , father and grandfather


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