Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, at the age of 89 years, on Friday, September 16, 2016, at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of the (late Marion) and Suzanne Anna Thall (Nee Latulippe). Loving father of Eric (Beth), Sonja Warkus (predeceased) (Bruce) and Kathy Burns (Earl). Cherished grandfather of Kaarina Ettles (Graeme), Carl (Tara), Hilary Peden (Sanders), Krista Levesque (Alex), Chase, Jed, Skylar, Zachary and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings Eddie, Millie, Alma, Ernest, Hilda, Elmer, Edwin, Arnold, Amanda and survived by Ann, Esther and Clara. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters- in- law as well as friends and relatives. Melvin enjoyed beef farming, maintained a large garden and had a love for his horses and harness making. He worked at INCO for 35 years with a 100% safety record of which he was very proud; retiring as Yard Boss from Creighton Mine in 1984. In keeping with his wishes there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held at 539 Black Lake Rd, Lively on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1-4 p.m.