H. Brian Melvin
The passing of Brian Melvin occurred unexpectedly at his home in Beaver Harbour N.B. on July 16, 2021. Born in Saint John N.B. on July 12,1950 he was the son of the late Harold Brian Melvin and Myrna (Jackson) Melvin. A loving husband, father, papa and brother, Brian is survived by his wife Barb (Thorne) of 41 years, his children Nathan Leslie Melvin of Beaver Harbour N.B. and Haley Melvin of Pocologan N.B.. He will be especially missed by his grandson Thorne Melvin who was his world for the past 7 years. As a brother he is survived by his sister Kathy (Alex) Legood of Moncton, brothers, Dan Melvin of Moncton, Hal (Jean) Melvin of Saint John and Chris (Brenda) Melvin of Prince of Wales and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Brian was predeceased by his brother Gary Melvin and sister Joanne Shillington.
Brian was a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. During his working life he held various jobs including a printer for Kwik Copy Printing, supervisor at the Irving Mill in Pennfield and retired after 18 years as a Supervisor at the Can & Cover division of Connors Bros in Blacks Harbour N.B..
Brian was a meticulous carpenter, and this is displayed in his home that he shared with his family. After retirement Brian and Barb spent many hours and 20,000 km enjoying their Canam SidexSide. Trips on the bike always included food for a picnic, a chain saw to cut down trees in case they got stuck and music on the Bose speaker. In earlier days before buying a GPS they relied on tying strings on trees to follow their way back to the vehicle.
Arrangement in care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George, N.B.. Resting at the funeral home with visiting on Tuesday from 10:00 am until Noon and from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. A private family service will be held. In Brian's memory, donations to the Arthritis Society or to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.