It is with deep sadness that the family announces the death of Gérald Melanson, husband of Adrienne (Haché) Melanson, of Bathurst, which occurred Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital at the age of 92.
Born in Bathurst he was the son of the late Léandre Melanson and Celia LeBlanc.
Besides his loving wife he is survived by one daughter, Sylvie Melanson-Caissie (Rolland) of Moncton and one son, Alain Melanson (Jacqueline) of Tracadie.
Three grandchildren: Monica (Jeff), Isabelle, Geneviève; and three great-grandchildren: Samuel, Olivier et William.
One sister, Irène Lefebvre of Ottawa, ON. Many nieces and nephews.
Gérald was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Army in Canada and Overseas.
He was retired from the Chaleur Regional Hospital.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Lynne Melanson.
Visitation will be held at Elhatton Funeral Home, St. George St., Bathurst, (www.elhatton.com) Friday, January 26, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10 am at Holy Rosary Church, St. Peter Avenue, Bathurst.
In memory of Gérald donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Extra Mural Program would be appreciated.