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Born: Aug 07, 1940

Date of Passing: Nov 14, 2019

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With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Axel Jon Melsted, 79 years old, at the Gimli Community Health Centre on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Axel was predeceased by the love of his life Eleanor, his wife of 43 years. He is lovingly remembered by their three children, Karen (Terrence) Gislason, Darrell (Lori) Melsted and Kelvin (Kaia) Melsted, along with six grandchildren, Noah, Mitchell, Donny, Jordan, Kirkland and Tristan, and three great-grandchildren, Lilly, Ellie and Cameron.
Dad was born in Riverton, Manitoba on August 7, 1940. He was raised in Arnes, along with his nine brothers and sisters. He attended South Arnes School, attended Red River College in Winnipeg, and obtained his Heavy Duty Mechanic certificate.
Axel and Eleanor moved to Arnes, Manitoba, raised their family and ran a dairy farm. Dad was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, as well as a member of the Kokoro-e Judo Club in Gimli with Darrell and Kelvin. He was a very musical person, enjoyed playing the guitar and singing.
Dad sold the dairy farm in the early 1980s, and worked at Mandak in Selkirk until his retirement.
Dad enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grand-children, as well as fishing. He took pride in his gardening, and keeping his yard in pristine condition. He enjoyed the opportunity to help anyone out whenever required.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Gimli, Manitoba with Rev. Anthon Bouw officiating.
Interment will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Nov 19, 2019


Suddenly, on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Gimli Community Health Centre, Axel Melsted, aged 79 years, of Arnes, MB, beloved husband of the late Eleanor, passed away.
Full obituary to follow.

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Nov 16, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 16, 2019, Nov 19, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Sending love and prayers to the family. On the wings of eagles. - Posted by: Diane Melsted (Cousin) on: Nov 21, 2019

  • Our Condolences to the Melsted family. - Posted by: Norma & Michael Cone (neighbors) on: Nov 20, 2019

  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Axel’s sudden passing. He often spoke about his children, grandchildren and great-grandkids. He took a lot of pride in their accomplishments. May God bless each of you with comfort and strength during this difficult time. I imagine Elenor will be welcoming him with open arms and he will be wearing a big smile when he sees her. - Posted by: Crystal Taylor (Friend) on: Nov 20, 2019

  • My condolences. I was born and raised in Arnes and used to play and visit with Axel when we were young. I'm only a few months younger. Ironically, his funeral is on my birthday. God bless. - Posted by: Richard Peterson (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2019

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