In Loving Memory Of
Donald J. Melanson
1946 ~ 2023

Donald J. Melanson, 77, of Shediac, passed away peacefully on October 10th, 2023 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital in Moncton. He was the son of the late Ulyesse and late Lorraine Melanson (Cormier). He is survived by his daughter: Katie; his son, Donald Jr.; several grandchildren; his sister, Karen LeBlanc (Raymond) of Dieppe; his brothers: Laurie (Theresa), Gary; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Paul.

Don was well known for his musical talent. He loved to sing and play is guitar, especially the gospel songs he wrote. Don will be greatly missed by family, the many friends, and fishing buddies he had at the Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf in Shediac. He was a quiet, mild mannered man, a person you always liked to hang out with.

Don had great faith in his saviour, Jesus, and was at peace with God. He said where he was going was a beautiful place, and quoted the promise of Jesus, found in the Gospel of John 14:1-3 “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so I would have told you. And if I go prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”.

At Don’s and the family’s request, there will be no visitations. A graveside ceremony with family and friends will be held at a later date.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB E4R 1T3

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  1. Our sinceres sympathies to Laurie, Theresa and family. Don was a great guy he will be greatly miss.

  2. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Donnie was a dear, kind person who gave all he had to everyone. He will be missed but is in a much better place. Love to you all.

  3. Sending our sympathy Treasure all of the good memories and may they comfort you each day

  4. Bless your soul Donnie. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I can envision your smile now 🙂 My deepest condolences to family and friends.

  5. Our condolences to Don’s family. We will miss him at the wharf fishing for mackerel. RIP Don.

  6. Deepest sympathy to his chrilden Katie and Donald Jr., his sister Karen (Raymond), his brothers Laurie (Theresa) & Gary. Love, Cousin Roger & Lorraine Melanson xoxo

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Donald family ,Cousin Roger & Lorraine xoxo

  8. I had the pleasure to jam with Don many times. I loved the music he wrote for his gospel songs. I hope there will be a brand new Elite Fender waiting for you… Condolences to the family

  9. It was one of my life’s great pleasures to be a good friend and fishing buddy of Don. We shared many years of catching, just chatting and hanging out enjoying our reitired time at PDC wharf. I will always hold close these memories and look back
    at them with great’ll forver be missed my friend. My deepest condolescenes to Laurie and Theresa and family.
    You were his rock Laurie …god bless you.

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