Melvin was born to Selma and Yelmer Swanson in Columbine, Alberta, and passed away peacefully in West Kelowna, BC at Pine Acres Care Home.
He is predeceased by his wife Ida, sisters Ethel and Hazel, and brother Roy. He is survived by his loving children: Cary Swanson (Wendy), Debbie MacLeod (Brian), Donna Armes (Tony), Candi Little (George) and Perry Swanson (Sabrina), as well as eleven grandchildren: Alexander, Naomi, Brian, James, Jason, Katherine, Tanya, Kristina, Evan, Desaray and Deagan, as well as four great grandchildren: Alexis, Natalie, Hanna and Eve.
Melvin will be greatly missed and remembered by all whose lives he touched. A private family gathering to be held at a later date.