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Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS

OBITUARY

Peter "Sonny" Melanson

November 4, 1936August 23, 2019
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Melanson, Peter "Sonny" of Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Age 82, passed away Friday August 23, 2019 at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. He was born November 4, 1936 to the late Celeste (LeBlanc) & Harry Melanson.

Sonny worked hard all his life, fishing and working construction. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Department of Transportation until his retirement. Sonny served 30 plus years with the Weymouth Volunteer Fire Department, with 1 year serving as Chief. He had many different hobbies over the years including bowling, pool, hunting, boating and 4 wheeling. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles and spending time in the garage tinkering on different projects. He also changed tires for people to keep busy. Sonny loved country music and his cats.

Life took its toll on him when he lost his license and was diagnosed with speech aphasia in 2018. He is survived by his wife Judy of almost 62 years. His children, Teresa (Rick) Papandrea of Kalgoorlie, Austrailia, Stuart (Cynthia) Melanson of Weymouth , N.S., Patti Melanson of Kingston, N .S., Joey (Brenda) Melanson of Meteghan, N.S. 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren . Sisters; Lucy Kilroe of North Carolina and Judy Hamers of Virginia. Predeceased by his parents.

Donations in memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral service will be held September 5, 2019 at 1 pm from Jaynes Funeral Home, Weymouth with a private family interment to follow. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Peter "Sonny" Melanson

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Teresa Papandrea

September 5, 2019

RIP Dad

Patti Keddy

August 31, 2019

one of Sonny's cars

Patti Keddy

August 31, 2019

no grill

Patti Keddy

August 31, 2019

Peter (Sonny) with Johnny Jones

Patti Keddy

August 31, 2019

heavy equipment my dad operated

Patti Keddy

August 31, 2019

dads first car

Patti Keddy

August 31, 2019

dads first motorcycle

Teresa Papandrea

August 29, 2019

Ride with the angels

Karla Kelly

August 29, 2019

Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies to you all. Sonny will be greatly missed!! He was a great neighbor and I sure did enjoy the IWK Toy Runs we partnered up to go on.

Karla and Larry

Patti Keddy

August 28, 2019

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