The Shining Light that was our Mom, Melanie Alma Ingeborg Nothnagel, passed quietly from this life on Thursday, October 11th, 2012, in her 96th year, without pain, and in the arms of her children. Melanie leaves behind friends and family who loved her, in her adopted city of Ottawa, where she married Kenneth Watson Nothnagel and raised her family. She also leaves behind friends and family in Williams Lake BC, where she lived for the last 5 years with her daughter Meta and son-in-law Nick. She will be sorely missed by all, including grandchildren Melissa, Shawn, Kristin, Cassidy and her son Ian. We have been so blessed to have had her in our lives for this long. Melanie was a wonderful spirit, full of love, laughter, goodness, giving and joy and she will live in our hearts forever. She found joy in all things, whether a sunny day, flowers, birds, cats, small dogs, a drive in the country, or a good cup of tea. We love you Mom, and thank you for instilling in us the honest values with which to live our lives.
Services will be held in Ottawa where her ashes will be laid to rest beside her husband, Kenneth. We would ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society, the SPCA, or animal shelter of your choice.