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Peacefully and surrounded by family, Mary Imelda “Mel” Green (nee Murnaghan) passed away at 11:27 a.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. She was 70 years old.

After bravely surviving two recent open heart surgeries, she succumbed to a rare heart cancer on the day of love, with her Valentine at her bedside.

Mel is remembered for her outgoing personality, infectious smile and warm heart. She was a dedicated wife and mother, a loyal and caring friend and was a deeply devoted member of the many communities to which she belonged.

Mel is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Thomas Allan; their six children, Christopher (Karin), Nathan (Ashlie), Matthew, Graham (Dawn), Mary Ellen (Albert) and Katherine; and their eight grandchildren, Cullen, Lydia, Malcolm, Noah, Reese, Jacob, Luke and Isaiah. She is also survived by her mother, Helen Murnaghan; and her four younger siblings, Norman (Dorothy), Danny, Nora and Peter (Rita). She was predeceased by her father, Raymond Felix Murnaghan, who died suddenly when she was 16. Mel also had many loving in-laws who made a lasting impact on her life; Paul (Deborah), Georgina (Charlie), James Lea (Denise), Shirley (Leo), Mary Alice (Bill), Nancy (Danny), Roger (Jenine); and countless nieces and nephews who loved her so much.

Mel grew up in Charlottetown, PEI on Birchwood Street, before her family moved to Riverview, NB. She graduated from Riverview Heights High School before moving back to PEI to attend St. Dunstan's University. She transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital in Saint John, NB where she studied Medical Radiologic Technology. She married Thomas in Edmonton, AB in 1970 before returning to PEI to raise their children.

Mel had a lengthy career as an X-ray technician and worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. She was a Councilor for the Town of Southport for six years and was instrumental in building key infrastructure like the Rosebank/Zakem Heights Park and served on the building committee for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Stratford.

She was an avid gardener, an intrepid traveler and was talented in the arts; needlework, quilting, painting, stained glass, sewing and more. She was a gifted homemaker and always made people feel welcome at her table. She was passionate about her Catholic faith and life-long learning.

A Wake will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10111 - 114 Street, Edmonton. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 23 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 18407 - 60 Avenue, Edmonton. Mel will be buried in Stratford, PEI at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cemetery. A second Mass will be celebrated at that time (summer 2018). Details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society (charitable number 86304 2297 RR0001) or the Marian Centre, Edmonton.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and hospital staff who cared so diligently for our mother, and to all those who sent prayers, love, support and condolences.

In Loving Memory of
Mel Green
 
 
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Wake
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Mass
Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 AM
Good Shepherd
18407 - 60 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
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Interment:
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cemetery
Stratford, PEI
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