JA Snow Funeral Home


William Andrew Melvin

February 23, 1937January 13, 2021
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Melvin, William A. “Bill”-83 of Halifax passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2021. Born in Halifax he was a son of the late William Sr. and Margaret (Connolly) Melvin. Bill was an avid bowler and over the years he was involved with various leagues and teams. A perfect Saturday night for Bill was having a cold beer and listening to country music. He was a hardworking man who loved his family fiercely. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia (Hiles); daughters, Susan (Martin) Fraser and Karen Westcott; grandchildren, Dustin, Melissa, Nikita, Jacqueline, Jared; great grandchildren, Reid, Lincoln and Eastyn; sisters, Joan, Shirley (Mickey), Margie, Paula (Kevin), Debbie (Steve), Darlene (Dave); brothers, Frank (Stephanie), Joe (Donna), Jim, Pat (Debbie), Dave (Marg), George, and Stephen (Kathy); as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his son, Bobby; grandson, David; brothers, Edward, Wayne and Tony; and sister, Mary. Sister in-laws May, Gail, and Louise. Funeral service will be held on Thursday January 21, 2021 at 2pm in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Covid 19 restrictions will be observed. The service may be viewed online at Burial will follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the 4th Floor Hematology Unit at the Victoria General Hospital. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Nicholas Forward and Danielle from the 4th Floor Hematology Clinic at the VG site. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


  • Martin Fraser
  • Dustin Fraser
  • Jared Westcott
  • Kevin Lawlor
  • Stephen Melvin
  • Peter Mills


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021


William Andrew Melvin

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Debbie & Calvin Kavanaugh

January 23, 2021

Aunt Snippy, Karen & Susan, so sorry to hear about Uncle Be's passing. Although we were not at the funeral in person, we watched the live screening & were there in thoughts & prayers. May you have some comfort in knowing that Uncle Be is surrounded by many family & friends. Love to all & your families.

Anne and Dunsworth

January 23, 2021

Sending our most sincere condolences to the Melvin family. Doug and Anne Dunsworth

scott macrae

January 22, 2021

my condolences to bills family and friends...i'll always remember the many nights working at QEH with Bill , (Mel) as he was known by us...we played cards, a lot of could always hear him signing Feron Young songs while he worked..always had a smile on his face,and was willing to help anybody out that needed it..and didnt mind staying late to put the alarm on....thanks Mel. im gonna have a cold beer for ya in peace my friend...Scott MacRae

Darlene Paris

January 21, 2021

Mrs. Melvin and family,
I was sorry to read of Mr. Melvin's passing the other day in the paper. I met him in 1987 when I went to work at Harbour City Homes a company that he and his wife rented from. Over the years I looked forward to his visits to the office on rent days and the conversations we would have, he did most of the talking. What I remember most is him telling me about how much he liked to dance and one the his favorite songs to dance to was "Flip, Flop and Fly". Thirty years later and after I had retired whenever I heard that song I would think of him and smile and would often wonder how he was doing. Mr. Melvin was funny, kind and a great family man who will be greatly missed. Please accept my sincere condolences. Praying that God gives you comfort and strength in the days ahead . Hold on to all the great memories that you have of him.

Alex Scanlan

January 21, 2021

I grew up with Jared, and got too meet Bill on quite a few occasions. He was a kind and generous man with lots of laughter to give around. I know he will surely be missed by his family and friends. Lots of love to the family

Alex Scanlan

James Melvin

January 21, 2021

So long BEE.I hope there a pool table in heaven.Jimi and family.

John Sheehan

January 21, 2021

God bless you Bill and your family,our hearts go out to you my friend you were one of the best workers I ever had the opportunity to work with,at Roy O'briens. Thank you for being a friend! God Bless!

cecilia Mac Neil

January 19, 2021

To all the Melvin family I send my deepest condolence. I remember Mr. Melvin as a friendly neighbor. I know he will be greatly missed.
Please be assured of my prayers for all. Blessings Sister Cecilia

Karen Morash

January 18, 2021

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin were neighbors when I was young and they were always so kind. Haven't seen them in a long-time but I've often thought about them. Whenever I bumped into Mr. Melvin he was always happy and smiling. He was a true gem. May you rest in peace Mr. Melvin 💙

Heather Smith

January 18, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. he was a good man. He can party now with Mom and Harry Fleet. Sorry for you loss.