Passed away at his residence in Sarnia on Friday, January 6, 2012, at the age of 64 years.  Melvin, beloved husband of Janet Karr (nee Thoman), loving father of Shawn Karr (Melissa) and Cheryl Karr.  Grandfather of Abigail.  Melvin is survived by his sister Donna Rumford (Stan), and his brothers Gordon Karr (Margaret), Douglas Karr (Pam), and Keith Karr (Lynda), and his sister in law Katherine Karr.  Predeceased by his brother Clarence Karr.  Melvin will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, and his constant canine companion Jasmine.  Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and at the Forest Baptist Church on Wednesday morning, January 11, 2012, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  A Funeral Service will follow at the Forest Baptist Church at 11:00 am.  Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.  For those who wish, donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at


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