Tubman Funeral Home/Valley Crematorium

210 Claude Street, Wolseley, SK


Iva Elaine Melvin

September 1, 1926December 13, 2019

Iva Elaine Melvin passed away on December 13th, 2019 at the age of 93.

Elaine is predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, John Bertal Melvin, and brothers Melvin Chatterson (Jyl) and Roy Chatterson (Bette).

Elaine is survived by her 3 children, Roderick Melvin, Gwen Champagne (Richard) and Leslie O’Loughlin (TJ); grandchildren, Lisa, Erin and Conor; and great-grandchildren, Preston and Everly.

Elaine was born in Wolseley on September 1, 1926. Following high school, she went to Normal School and then worked as a teacher in Indian Head and Webb where she met her future husband Bert. Following their marriage in 1950, they lived in Archydale for 6 years where Bert was a grain buyer. They then moved to Wolseley where they farmed from 1956 to 1990. Elaine had several jobs including substitute teacher, Activity Director at Lakeside Home and Home Care Director.

She was a devout Christian and was very active in the community as a volunteer and friend. Elaine loved arts and crafts and always had a project on the go.

The funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Tubman Funeral Home, located 210 Claude Street in Wolseley. A reception will follow the interment at Wolseley New Life Church, located 100 Cedar Street, Wolseley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Circle Square Ranch, Wolf Creek.

Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services 1-800-667-8962



  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2019


  • Interment in Wolseley Cemetery


Iva Elaine Melvin

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Fern Wallace

December 16, 2019

Dear Leslie, Gwen, Rod & families,
I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Such a lovely lady. She will be missed. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that I am thinking of all of you at this most difficult time.♥️

Barb Tardi (Price)

December 16, 2019

Leslie, Gwen and Rod. I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of “your Mom”. I always remembered her sub Teaching and I remember we did a soap carving in art class and she commented how well I had done and how artsy I was; being Ukrainian and that my European roots were shining. She gave me confidence and I carried that pride throughout my whole life when I did any artwork 💕 For that I thank you Mrs. Melvin. You were an awesome lady; always smiling 💕Rest In Peace💕