Whitney Pier

“God’s Finger touched her and then she slept”

It is with the greatest of sadness, the family of Mary Elizabeth Melnick (nee Squires) wish to advise of her death after a long and fulfilling life of almost 96 years.

Mary, the eldest of 14 children was born on September 27, 1922 in St. John’s Nfld. to the late Mary and John (Jack) Squires.

Besides her parents Mary was predeceased by her husband, Peter Melnick; sisters, Helen, Anastasia, Theresa; brothers, Gerald, Robert, Thomas, John, Eddie, Richard (Dick) and Tom; grandson, Richard Melnick and daughter-in-law, Wendy Melnick.

Mary and Peter Melnick were married in 1944 in the midst of WWII, while both were members of the Canadian Army. After the war they moved to Frederick St. in Whitney Pier and raised six children, sons, Peter (Donna) of New Glasgow, Michael (Rejeanne) of Kingston, David (Wendy) of Fredericton NB, Steve (Denise) of New Waterford and daughters, Linda (Simeon Priddle) formerly of Nfld., now residing in Sydney and Darlene (Leo Baggio), also of Sydney. In addition, Mary was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and has three surviving brothers, Frank, Ted, and Len Squires all of Nfld.

A proud and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Like many of her generation, she was a master artist in needle point, cross stitch and crochet.

Mary enjoyed relaxing with a book or the many beautiful needlepoints she created or just spending time with her much loved family.

After living over 50 years in Whitney Pier Mary later relocated to New Waterford where she remained until her passing.

Mary was a member of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from which the funeral will take place on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m., with Fr. Taras Dusanowsky officiating.

Visitation will be at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Mary will be forever missed by all those who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and loving her. She has now gained her wings and is with the love of her life Pete, dancing cheek to cheek.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary, may be made to the War Amps or a charity of your choice.

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

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So sorry to hear about Aunt Mary's passing. She was a wonderful Aunt and sister to Mom. They kept in contact always and bless her soul she came home for Mom's funeral. Thinking of you all now as I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a parent. Rest In Peace Sweet lady as you fly with the angels. Love Pam, Randy and family.
From: Pamela

R.I.P. will miss our phone conversations, love you daily.
From: Frank Squires

We were saddened to hear of Aunt Mary's passing she was a lovley lady and we very much enjoyed her company when we visited her with mom Helen and Aunt Theresa.She cooked us a wonderfull supper and worked really hard preparing it and it was delisious .Also when she came home for Moms funeral with Darlene God bless her and I sure would love to see her dancing cheek to cheek with Uncle Pete God bless you all at this very sad time Les and Fran.
From: Les and Fran Fraize

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
From: Tammy Martin