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Born: Sep 07, 1949

Date of Passing: Sep 07, 2021

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September 7, 1949 – September 7, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mel on his 72nd birthday in Winnipeg.
Melvin was born at Ste Rose du Lac, MB to the late Pearl and Edmund Grudeski. He was raised in Kelwood, MB and upon graduation in 1967, he entered the Grace Hospital School of Radiological Technicians program, graduating in 1969. Mel primarily worked at the Misericordia Hospital and later moved to the Seven Oaks General Hospital when it was built in 1980 to be the Chief Technologist in Radiology. He retired from Seven Oaks General Hospital February 2010.
Mel loved to curl and play hardball in his younger years. He loved to watch curling, the Jets and Blue Bombers. He was especially handy with tools and could be found in his "man cave" working on a project.
Mel and Judy loved to take winter vacations with family to various Caribbean Islands and Mexico over the years.
They have a cabin at Oak Lake Island where good times were shared with family and friends, and where very good friends and neighbours Sherri, Slawomir, Shirley and Lily were met.
Besides his parents, Melvin was predeceased by brothers, Angus and Curtis, parents-in-law, Marj and John Pringle, and brother-in-law Ron.
He is survived by his wife Judy, daughters, Karlen (Kyle), Dana (Matt) and grandchildren, John, Grace, Mary, Will and Rose, siblings, Marlene (John), El, Darcy (Karen), Karen (Darryl), and nieces and nephews Corinna (Jerry) Jordan, Tara, Sean, Adam, Jeremy, and Dustin, Cameron, Megan and Chris, in-laws, Bob and Donna, Jim and Shelley and their children.
He will be missed by friends, colleagues and neighbours, Chris, Greg, Ross, Jo, John, Tannis, Bruce, Erin, Jim, Donna, Dennis, Shirley.
The family wishes to thank the staff at CancerCare Manitoba and the Palliative Care staff for their patience and compassion.
A private family interment will take place in Chapel Lawn Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Judy, I was so sorry to learn of Mel’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Frances - Posted by: Frances Harris (Worked with Judy at GWL) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • Judy, so sorry for your loss. My condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. - Posted by: Susan Schweyer (Worked with Judy) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Mel was my boss for 30 years. He was a good and generous person. His family meant everything to him and he was espcially fond of his granchildren. I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Bev Kowal (Mel was my boss) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Mel was my first instructor in xray. He was a huge influence to me. You will always be remembered and missed. RIP my friend. Brent Harvey - Posted by: Brent Harvey (Former student and friend) on: Sep 13, 2021

  • So very sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. I can still remember the time when you both came over to watch curling with Reg and I shortly before Reg passed. Those are good memories. Just know that I’m thinking of you Judy and the girls and my deepest sympathy. I’m just a phone call away if you need anything. - Posted by: Sally Buss (Reg Buss) (Friend) on: Sep 12, 2021

  • Our condolences to Judy and family. Many great memories from the “old days” at Kelwood - kibbutzing with the Grudeski, Andrew and Yerex clans! - Posted by: Ken Yerex (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • Judy - So sorry to read of Mel's passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Russell Rosen (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • It was with GREAT sadness that we today learned of Mel's passing! There are simply no words that can do justice to the pain and loss that all of you are going through at this time. Hearts are broken. Mel was extraordinary is so many ways. Know that others are sending all of you their love and support at this difficult time! - Posted by: Al and Dianne Brockmeyer (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • We are very sad to hear of Mel’s passing. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you at this time. - Posted by: Lee Robertson-Taylor and Carl Taylor (Relative) on: Sep 11, 2021

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