John T. Melanson
1934 - 2024
John T. Melanson
Visitation Information
Friday, May 24, 2024
Visitation Time
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location
Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday May 25, 2024
Service Time
11:00 AM
Service Location
Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center
Burial Information
Burial Location
Fair Haven Memorial Gardens
Requested Charity
Friends of The Moncton Hospital
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John Melanson of Riverview passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Springhill, NS, he was the son of the late Paul and Rozie Melanson. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for thirty-five years and was employed with public service for ten years. Throughout his lifetime, John touched countless lives. He served his church, was a pillar in the community, traveled with his sweetie Eileen, coached minor hockey, volunteered with the local foodbank, was Club Vice President for Riverview Seniors and chair of the Town of Riverview Seniors Roundtable. He attended all his grandchildren’s sporting events, recitals, and graduations, and always had the loudest cheer in the crowd. John always made sure his grandchildren knew they were deeply loved by their Grampy. John was an upstanding member in any community. He was always looking out for youth in any environment. From the sports teams that he coached, to nieces and nephews to whom he gave unlimited time. His moto was always the same: Be the best that you can be.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Eileen; daughters, Diana Melanson (Bernie Cormier) and Cindy Gaudet (Robert) and by daughter in law Karen Melanson, grandchildren: Crystal, Melissa, Raymond, Stephanie, Chris, John, Ashley, and Matthew; great-grandchildren: Tara, Chloe, Douglas, Sophia, Vicki, and Olivia, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son Michael, sister Mona Pettigrew, brothers, Fred, Wayne, James, and Jerry.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (506-869-2007) on Friday, May 24, 2024  from 6-8 PM. A service celebrating his life will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11 AM from the funeral home with Rev. Drew Mersereau presiding. The internment will take place at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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John T. Melanson