Mel was born in Grand Falls, NFLD. He was six years old when he moved to Kitchener, Ontario. He met Mary-ann in 1981, and asked her if she believed at love at first sight. He told everyone he was going to marry her. Well low and behold they moved in together 3 months later and were married November 15 1985. They have been together for 40 years. Mel was a loving husband and father. He had the gift to gab, and often joked, he would even talk to the devil. His hobbies before he was sick was darts, horseshoes, bingo and mainly riding his motorcycle until he no longer could. He and Mary-ann traveled to Cuba, Domincian, Las Vegas, Alberta and finally started to Winter in Florida. He worked at Polycon Automotive, as a Tow Motor Operator. Due to illness, he retired at the age of 47. His siblings and friends were also a very big part of his life.
Beloved husband of Mary-ann Hagerty. Loving father of Christopher, Tanya and Jason Haggerty. Proud Grandpa of Austin, Brady, Gemma and Haylee Haggerty.
Dear brother of John (Linda) , Bernie Chapman (Bob), Joy Menich (Rick) , Wayne (Deb) and Cathy Dolan (Barry). He will also be missed by Mary-Ann’s parents; Pauline and Chester Raymond, by brother in law, Daniel Raymond (Fab) .
Predeceased by his parents Frank and Louise (nee Hillier) and by a brother- in -law Wayne Raymond.
He will be fondly remembered by 23 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and 4 great great nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A Private family gathering will be held with a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Donations may be made to University Hospital London, Oncology Unit as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Melvin's obituary notice on Facebook.
“Mel was the love of my life life and I would not have traded him for the world.
I love you Mel with all my heart and will miss you.
We will be together soon,
dancing to the Boot Scootin’Boogie, lol .
Love Forever, your wife."