In memory of
Mel passed away with his family by his side at the Toronto General Hospital on October 14th, 2016 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Elisa for 41 beautiful years. Devoted and loving father to his children Paulo and Jessie. Best friend and cherished Grandpa to Ava Moolman Puerstl. Survived by sister Julia (Jorge Lupi), brother Dennis and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by parents Johannes Nicolaas and Jessie Eileen, sister Valeria (Francisco de Sousa), brother Boet and nephew Ricky. Born in Maputo, Mozambique Mel was passionate about soccer as both a player and coach and was an avid supporter of Sporting Clube de Portugal. He had an extensive career in aviation spanning 45+ years, including six years with the Portuguese Air Force. He will be greatly missed by many friends and coworkers. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 11 o'clock at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church - 2340 Baseline Road. Donations in memoriam can be made to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation. www.sahfoundation.com
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