It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Gwen, loving mom, grandma and great grandma. Predeceased by her husband Edward and son Brad.
Gwen will be greatly missed by her children Mark Melnyk, Karen Soles (Bob) grandchildren Rhett, Brianne, Drew, Courtney, Shawna, Kiona and Teon. Great grandchildren Asia, Harmony, Cadence, Joshua, Kingsley, Jonah, Carter and Elle, and numerous other friends and family.
Gwen was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Where she married her soulmate Edward, they had three beautiful children. Gwen and Edward moved to Chemainus, Vancouver Island in the summer of 1969. Gwen worked as a teller at the Royal Bank in Duncan, until retirement. Was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, enjoyed her time as a volunteer at Chemainus Theatre Festival, had a grand time performing in the Chemainus Hospital Auxiliary Shows, joining friends at the Chemainus Senior Centre plus countless hours spent with friends and family.
Lady Gwen, as she was known at the lodge on forth; will be greatly missed and remembered for her infectious laugh, twinkling eyes and love of life.
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