Eugene "Gene" Donald Loris Melvin

June 24, 1935June 19, 2019

Eugene “Gene” Donald Loris Melvin passed away June 19th, in Halifax surrounded by his loving family. Gene was self-employed all his working life in the construction industry. He had a reputation of high-quality work and always doing the job right. Gene loved and was loved by his family and enjoyed spending time in the Annapolis Valley.

Gene is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie, his children Ernestine, Stephen (Nancy), Phillip, Karen, Paul, and Jim (Heather). He was predeceased by his son Allen. He is also survived by his brother Blake, and predeceased by brothers Loris, Ralph, Donald and sister Ruby.

He was an amazing grandfather to Amy (Grant), Cindy (Roy), Terrell, Patricia and Justin, and great grandchildren Chantel, Alissa, Miley, Terrell Jr, Lucy, Talia, Xavier and Annamel.

Visitation has been entrusted to Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, in Halifax. Visitation will be from 11:00am-12:00pm on Saturday June 22, followed by a service and reception. Burial will be following the reception at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation of Nova Scotia. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 22, 2019


Eugene "Gene" Donald Loris Melvin

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Hugh and Mary Richards

June 22, 2019

Jim Melvin and family
Mary and I are so very sorry to hear of Mr Melvin's passing. We all can only look forward to the day when we will all be united with our loved ones in Gods presents. May he rest in peace God bless our thoughts are with you.


June 21, 2019

Jim and Heather,
I just learned of your dad’s passing Jim —- my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Ruth Turner.

Beverly Cameron

June 21, 2019

Dear Ernestine,

I was so sorry to hear that you recently lost your Father. I know how hard this must be for you and your family - I lost my Dad in 1994 and yet it seems like yesterday. During this difficult time, take care of yourself and your family, and let them and your friends take care of you. The passage of time will help diminish the pain that you now feel. Although you never stop missing them, after a while the pain is replaced by good memories.

Know that you are in the thoughts of all of our pool group. We hope that you'll be back with us when you feel ready.

With sincere condolences, Bev Cameron