Slade MelSLADE, Mel - Passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Donna.

Loving father of Mike (Marie), the late Shelley (Steve) Hodgkins and the late Roger. Cherished Papa to Kylee, Jenn and Nigel.

Dear brother of Florence, Earl, Allie, Dolly and Philip. Mel will also be fondly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.

Mel will be remembered for his warm smile, his generosity and his kindness.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Arvinte, nurses and the staff at Shaver Palliative Care and NHS-St. Catharines for their kindness and support.

In keeping with Mel's wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the George arte funeral home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines on Thursday, May 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Mel's life will be held on Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home ceremony room.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Living or to Hotel Dieu Shaver (Palliative Care).