Spr Melbourne "Mel" Cousins (Ret’d)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Melbourne "Mel" Cousins (Ret’d) on 17 August 2003 at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre in Calgary, AB at the age of 89 years.

    Mel was born in Ystrad, Glamorganshire, South Wales and his family immigrated to Canada in 1921 settling in Coleman, AB.   Mel was a veteran of the Second World War who served in the 13th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers and an Artisan Works Company in Great Britain.  After demobilization, he returned to Canada in late October 1945 and settled in Calgary where he joined the Hudson Bay Company Floor Coverings and retired after twenty-five years.  Mel was a member of the Calgary Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on 21 August at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a memorial tribute in Mel's name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.  {dcApr2017gd} [zsd, zpp]