It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Melvin Charles Head at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Born in Sydney, Melvin was the son of the late Adam and Louise Head.

Melvin lived most of his life in Whitney Pier. He was an employee of Sydney Steel for 36 years. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Melvin is survived by his children, Susan (Chuck) Champion, Paul (Wendy), Janet, all of Sydney, and Gary, Moncton; three brothers, Walter, Bill and Carl; sister, Greta; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Melvin was predeceased by his wife, Doris, parents, sisters, Florence, Ann Caroline, Mary and Lillian, and brothers, Ralph, Earl and Clyde.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Major Kent Hepditch officiating.  A private family burial will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Melvin may be made to Horizon Achievement Centre – Building Fund.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

Susan, Chuck & Family, We would like to extend our condolences on your recent loss. Our thoughts are with you at this trying time. 

From:  Chuck & Pat Drohan

Susan, Gary, Paul & Janet. Thoughts & Prayers to you & your families on the loss of your father. May God take you in his hands & guide you through this difficult time.
From:  Millicent & Lincoln Mercer

Mom & Dad & Max join me in sending our deepest condolences to you and your family on the Promotion To Glory of Melvin. I will always remember his smile and humour and his happy-go-lucky attitude. May you find comfort in the knowledge found in Scripture that his absence from the body is His presence with the Lord
From:  Louisa (Head) Frampton

Susan and Family, my condolences on the loss of your Dad.
From:  David Parsons

Susan,Gary,Paul,Janet and families;we would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.God Bless.
From:  Ray and Linda