1 Melvin Paradis - obit photoPeacefully, surrounded by loving family, at Sumac Lodge on Saturday, July 12, 2014, Melvin Douglas Paradis Sr. passed away at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of the late Barbara Jean Paradis (2007). Loving father of Melvin (Shannon) Paradis, Tommy Paradis, David (Tami) Paradis, Paul (Terri) Paradis, Sheri (Chris) LaFleche and Bruce Fulford.  Cherished grandfather of Kasey, Brittany, Mercedes, Jesse, Jarred, Shane and Ryan Paradis, Tyler, Kyle and Rachel LaFleche.  Loved brother of Leonard (Helen) Paradis and Diane Paradis. Predeceased by his brothers John and Jerry Paradis. Melvin served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1953 to 1964.  He was awarded a Star of Courage medal from Queen Elizabeth in 1972 for rescuing a baby from a house fire in 1971. At Melvin’s request there will be a private family gathering. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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