The family announces with sorrow his sudden death in North Bay, Wednesday January 4, 2023 at the age of 83 years. Son of the late Teake Van Lingen and of the late Anna Miedema Van Lingen. Beloved spouse of Gisèle Plante (née Ducharme). Loving father of David, Gary, Deborah and stepfather of Liz (Denis). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Derick, Magan, Kimberly, Kaylie, Johnathan and Joshua and by his great-granddaughter Zoey. Brother of Fred, Henry, and Andy (Karen). Predeceased by his siblings John, Clarence, Hendricka and Edith.
Melvin will be remembered for his passion for farming, family and community. He proudly served as a volunteer and chief firefighter with Malahide station #2 for Elgin-Middlesex-London. A celebration of life will be held at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Share memories or condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com