It is with deep sadness that the family of Melbourne Welsley Buchanan announces his passing on October 1, 2021 at the Sussex Hospital. He was born in Hillsdale to the Late Edna (McGivery) and Harry Buchanan on August 27, 1938.
Mel is survived by his wife, Marina (Tingley) of Hammondvale, NB; his daughters: Brenda (Lloyd) Sharpe of Hammondvale, NB, Cindy (Blair) Simpson of Alberta; his son: Shane (Tammy) Buchanan of Hammondvale, NB; his grandchildren: Jason Sharpe of Hammondvale, NB, Amanda (Rick) Almon of Ratters Corner, NB, Lindsay (Kirk) Johnson of Alberta, Scott (Sarah) Simpson of Alberta, Kayla (Colin) Francis of Alberta, Kelsey (Cole) Buchanan of Saint John, NB, and Cole (Alyssa) Linden of Ward’s Creek, NB; his great grandchildren: Justin and Jasanna Almon of Ratters Corner, NB, Emily and Bryce Simpson of Alberta, Mya and Brea Johnson of Alberta, Jemma and Addison Francis of Alberta; his great great grandchildren: Aria and Mason Almon of Sussex, NB; a dear family friend: Cassie LeBel; sisters: Eloise Adair of Picadilly, NB, Zeta Seeley of Hammondvale, NB, Doreen (Bob) McGouey of Alberta, Judy McKinnon of Sussex, NB, Joan (Marty) Chown of Hammondvale, NB, Carol (Ralph) Dempster of Upham, NB; his sister-in-law: Connie Buchanan of Hammondvale, NB; his brothers: Melvin (Barb) Buchanan of Hammondvale, NB, and Randy Buchanan of Hammondvale, NB. Mel was predeceased by his brother, Morris and his sister, Valerie.
Mel worked in lumber camps in his earlier years. He drove transport for Brunswick Petroleum. He certainly loved driving trucks. He had his own business, Buchanan’s Sanitation. He retired from this four years ago. Mel and Marina camped at Pine Cone for many years. He spent many hours at the pool while his son and grandchildren learned to swim. He loved to visit Fundy Park and St. Martin’s. He also enjoyed the music shows. He liked to listen to Marina play guitar and sing. He enjoyed his time with his family.
A special thank you to the doctors and nurses for the care Mel received at the Saint John and Sussex hospitals.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex (506-433-1176). An interment will be held privately.
If you are considering making a memorial donation in memory of Mel, the family has requested the charity of your choice. Condolences to the family and donations may be made through WallaceFuneralHome.com