Melvin Llewelyn Rose

February 24, 1951June 14, 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Mel on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in his 67th year. Mel is the beloved husband of Julia for 43 wonderful years, loving father of Jason (Yelena), Eric (Caitlin) and Peter (Kenin), proud Grandpa to Eryll, Ian, Olliver, Beatrice and Atticus, and dearest brother of Mable (Richard), Reg (Rita), Wayne (Kim), Daphne (Lorne), Clarence (Effie), and Graham (Jeannette). He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Having been born in Brigus, Newfoundland, Mel loved and took great pride in his home province. Always keeping busy, Mel was working as a Minister at Westminster United Church of Mississauga where he will be greatly missed by his parishioners, and he was also a member of Wesley United Church of Cambridge. He was very active in the community and a passionate road-cyclist and runner, taking part in many marathons with his running club who affectionately knew him as “Running Rev." Mel was an all-around happy, positive man, delighting in the company of family and friends. As anyone who knows him would tell you, he loved to make others laugh with his stories and jokes. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Church, 15 Wellington Street, Cambridge, with an hour of visitation beforehand at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made in Mel's memory to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada would be greatly appreciated.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Bob Gibson

September 9, 2017

Dear Julia and family
I was very sad to hear the news about Mel's passing. Both Louise and I have many fond memories of the times we spent with you folks in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
Bob and Louise Gibson

Patricia Davies

September 7, 2017

A beautiful spirit and genuine in every aspect of his being. Under his leadership as a gifted CAPE Supervisor, Mel nurtured and gently guided me to become the best that I could be along my journey in life. I offer my sincere condolences to Julia and her family.

Judith Robinson

July 30, 2017

Mel was larger than life - kind, humble, humorous, insightful. He was the picture of a true Christian - with an emotional depth that few could rival. He didn't suffer fools gladly and he was always speaking the truth whether anyone wanted to hear it or not - but most did - because he carried with a great sense of wisdom. His words were gifts to anyone who heard him. His teaching gift was penultimate. He could reach everyone because he understood their hearts. I am in grief and shock at his passing. A truly bright light has gone out - but he has left a lasting legacy in all those whom he taught, preached to or befriended. Shine on Mel!

Dawn Monroe

June 26, 2017

Sincere Condolences to the entire family from the Manitou Conference UCW

Trevor and Ellennora Subhani

June 22, 2017

We are blessed to have had you as a very dear friend . Your humour was so contagious. Rest in Peace, friend. Our God needs you. His gain is our loss.
To Julia, Jason, Erik, and Peter, our sincerest condolences go out to you. We pray our dear Lord will bless you all during this difficult time . Our love goes out to all of you and to all the extended family.

Judith and Peter Traulsen

June 21, 2017

So sorry we were out of town until June 18
Judith and Peter Traulsen

June 21, 2017

Dear Julia and family - we are very sad to hear this news! I have many happy memories of our friendship while you lived in Lively. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynda Couillard

June 21, 2017

Dear Julia and family - we are very sad to hear this news! I have many happy memories of our friendship while you lived in Lively. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Olia Mironova

June 20, 2017

Our deepest condolences... Melvin was a man with the most kind and happy heart.
We are so honored to have chance knowing Melvin during family gatherings in California. He made all around him light and full of laugh.Such a sudden,premature loss..
We are sending our support to beautiful Rose family.
Olia and Varia

Norah McMurtry

June 20, 2017

Julia, I was so sorry to hear of Mel's death from June Anderson. How heartbroken you and the family must be. What a joyful soul Mel was - I will always remember his ear-to-ear smile and encouraging way of speaking. i know you will feel his presence with you in the days to come. I send love and blessings of peace. Norah