Sangster, Melvin Clyde

Sangster, Melvin Clyde: Glace Bay

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life and work of Melvin Sangster on Saturday, February 4th at 1:00pm in the TJ Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists Memorial Chapel, 370 Reserve Steet, Glace Bay. The service will be led by Pastor Scott Chandler, assisted by Pastor Philip Woodill.

Melvin, known to many as “Grandfather” or “Dad” passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2017. He was born on January 18, 1953 to parents, Floyd and Elva (Wright). Sixteen years ago Melvin and his wife Hazel moved to Glace Bay, NS to run Harvest House Outreach Centre. Over the course of those years, he made a difference in many lives throughout the Maritimes, quietly and faithfully providing meals, groceries, furniture, clothing, taxi drives, emotional support and counselling with genuine care and compassion. It is well known that he would do all he could to help anyone in need.

Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Hazel; his children, Melvin (Sonya), Sabrina Sangster (Jayme Cuzzort), Nathanael (Tarra Aubie), and Leah Sangster (Jason Amos); mother Elva Sangster; brothers, Miles (Viola), Clayton (Grail); 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many more honorary family members. He was predeceased by his father, Floyd; sister Bernice, of Nelson BC; and a brother in infancy,

Melvin will fondly be remembered for his unwavering love and dedication to Harvest House in Glace Bay and surrounding areas.