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Delma Mary (Poitras) Melnyk

June 17, 1930 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 90)


Peacefully, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 Delma Melnyk, beloved wife of Myron, passed away at the Douglas Campbell Lodge at the age of 90 years.

Delma was the fifth child of Frank and Florestine Poitras.  She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of twenty years, Myron, her son, Gerry (Sandy) Hamilton, daughter, Bonny (Danny), and her grandson, Cary (Tiffani) Hamilton.  She will also be remembered by her four brothers, Joseph (Elsa), Maurice-Guy (Donna), Ivan (June), and Ray (Pam) as well as many, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews throughout Canada.  She was predeceased by her three sisters Agnes, Rose Bertha, and Ina and her brother, Arthur. She will be missed by all.

Delma was born in San Clara, MB and was a portrait photographer for many years, both in Canada and the United States.

She enjoyed social gatherings with friends and families and kept in-touch with her life-long friends. 

We would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Douglas Campbell Lodge for the excellent care they provided to Delma over these past several years to help keep her comfortable as well as for their assistance during this difficult time.

A private family service will take place with interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Columbarium.

Memorial donations in memory of Delma may be made to the Douglas Campbell Lodge c/o Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524-5th Street SE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3A8.

A tree will be planted and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021

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Douglas Campbell Lodge Foundation, c/o Portage District General Hospital
150 9th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3T6,

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