Holmes-Abel, Melanie

Holmes-Abel, Melanie

October 8th, 2016

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, in her 55th year.  Cherished wife of William for 21 years.  Devoted mother of Nicole.  Beloved daughter of the late Marion and Lloyd Holmes, and daughter-in-law of George and the late Bernice Abel.  Loving sister of Kevin Holmes (Lisa).  Melanie will be sadly missed by Dorothy Sloss, and family; Marshall Foster, and family; her nieces Kylie and Sarah; and by all of her extended family and many friends.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation two hours prior.  As Melanie had a passion for pets and animals, those wishing to make a donation in her memory are asked to consider the London Humane Society, or a charity of their choice.

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Susan HinneganDear Bill and Nicole: May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Please remember we are always here for you, Love, Sue and Macie
Wendy FosterBill and Nicole, Our love to you both. We have no words to adequately express our sadness at the loss of such a generous soul. The world is a much poorer place today. Wendy and Vance
Michelle Van OpstalA great person and very dear friend. Blessed to have spent part of her last day with her. I will miss our "shopping" trips where we didn't buy a thing and our chats about our teenaged daughters. She will be forever in my heart. Michelle
Alice Goovaerts Hi Bill..... We r with in thoughts and prayers. Tommy and I really liked being at your place with u and Mel way back......Alice and Tommy
Michelle and NickDear Bill and Nicole....... we are so saddened for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Leanne, Ken and PaigeMel was very special and we will always thank her for welcoming us into your family.
Leanne GelinasSending hugs and prayers to Mel's family and friends. She will be missed by so many. Great memories I have of Mel after working with her for 25 years in the NICU. She could out talk me and even out snore me. Many many years ago I taught Mel how to budget and she was always proud to tell me that she was still doing it the way I showed her. She was always so proud of her beautiful daughter Nicole. XOXO
PramWill surely be missed and always talked about her daughter. Have good memories working with her for so long
GaryEven on the worst of days Mel could find a way to laugh. Kind ,caring and a loving mother to her daughter Nicole.
Lesley McNeilTo a dear high school friend. I am so glad we were able to spend a little time together after so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with both Nicole and Bill at this time, she loved both of you very much.cres
Kim, Maddy and Taylor JonesBill and Nicole our thoughts and prayers are with you. Melanie was taken far to soon and I know she will be missed by you and many others. Please know Nicole how proud she was to be your mother. May you both hold the special times and memories close to your hearts for eternity. May Melanie rest in peace now.
Kim, Maddy and Taylor JonesBill and Nicole our thoughts and prayers are with you. Melanie was taken far to soon and I know she will be missed by you and many others. Please know Nicole how proud she was to be your mother. May you both hold the special times and memories close to your hearts for eternity. May Melanie rest in peace now.
JOY AND NEIL o'bRIEN, lesley's mom and dad, and long time friend of Melanies mother Marion, i am recalling many of the times Melanie spent during her highschool years ; at our house and wishing to express our sincere sympathy to you Bill and Nicole, she was so brave and tried her best to live, because she loved you both so much.
JOY AND NEIL o'bRIEN, lesley's mom and dad, and long time friend of Melanies mother Marion, i am recalling many of the times Melanie spent during her highschool years ; at our house and wishing to express our sincere sympathy to you Bill and Nicole, she was so brave and tried her best to live, because she loved you both so much.
M&MMelanie, we both drew closer to you, loving you dearly , in the last month and you will forever be in our hearts, our souls and our thoughts along with our deepest sympathy and compassion for Bill and Nicole May the Good Lord Bless and keep You Sweetheart till we meet again.
Marcia, Chris, Angelina, Christalina & Demetria HavarisDear Bill and Nicole, We hold you in our hearts as you suffer the deep loss of your precious wife and mother. Melanie was and is a great person who had a heart of gold, full of kindness and compassion. She was steadfast and loyal and had such strength and integrity of character . Always willing to offer a helping hand and go the extra mile even when she wasn't feeling well. She was generous and gracious and always looked for the best in others. She loved you both so much and, Nicole, you were her life. She was so proud of your accomplishments at school and was thrilled with how beautifully you have learned to play the piano. She was happy that you are such a sweet, kind young lady with such self discipline and motivation. Most of all she loved being your Mom. May the loving memories you both hold of her sustain you through the coming days and may you feel the love and support of friends and family around you. Much love, Marcia, Chris, Angelina, Christalina & Demetria Havaris
Barb PoissantI am so sorry for your loss . My sincerest condolences . I have you and your daughter in my prayers . May God give you the strength you need at this time .
Jason Pratt (Past Principal, Evelyn Harrison P.S.)So sorry to hear of your loss, Nicole. I very much enjoyed working with your mother, as she was always an active and positive member of our Evelyn Harrison Home and School Parent Association. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Larry NgDear Bill and Nicole, Our sincere condolences on the passing of Mel. Mel was a kind, loving mother and wife. We are grateful to have known such a wonderful person and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know God is watching over Mel and may the Lord bless your family with peace, comfort and strength through this difficult time Gisele and Larry
Rebecca PriestapMel, you were always chatty and social, always interested in other people stories and lives. We had many great conversations in when I first started at work and through these last 5 years. You loved your daughter so much.. always wanted to give her the best cakes for her birthdays. It was an honour to see her smile this past year! You will be missed by all of us and the families of the nicu xo
Lee Van GeelI was sad to wake up this morning to the news of Melaine passing. I worked with both her and William many years ago and periodically kept in touch with Melaine through out the years when she had the itch to move again. My thoughts go out to William and Nicole and her entire family.
JohnBill and Nicole, My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mel. I hope you can find comfort in knowing others are thinking of you and Nicole and sharing your sorrow. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that Mel's pain and suffering is no longer.
Stacey Smith I am so sorry for your loss. Mel was an amazing woman. Because of her I was able to take my son home. Even though she worked full time at the nicu she signed up for von when there wasn't enough home care for me to take my son Josh home. We spent many nights over those years visiting, always so kind, and I could sleep well knowing she was there to care for Josh. The world has lost a beautiful soul.
Lisa, Dave and Shai CookBill & Nicole, our hearts go out to you both. Our hearts break along with yours. Melanie was a beautiful soul and a heart of gold. Sending all our love.
Laurie, Rob and Sheanne McGrathDear Bill and Nicole, It was a pleasure to have known Melanie. She was a beautiful person and had such a big heart. She is so proud of being your Mom, Nicole. Sharing in the sadness of your loss, with heartfelt sympathy, the McGrath family
Holly, David and Maya Power Bill & Nicole - we are profoundly saddened by the news of Melanie's passing. She was such a giving, joyful person and we remember that she often had special gifts for each of our girls at our reunions. She will be dearly missed. Please know that you are very much in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Deb MillerI worked with Melanie many years ago in the NICU - I will remember Melanie as a wonderfully caring nurse, who cherished the little ones, who always had a lovely smile and a laugh to make the tough times more manageable. My sincere condolences for her family as the world has lost a lovely woman. With best regards, Deb Miller
Mike, Jean and Jaden VerweyBill and Nicole, our hearts were so sad to hear of Melanie's passing. She was such a thoughtful, and open person, We got to know her through our trip to China and even more so at our reunions. Nicole your mom was a very special woman who will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Mary LeBlancI am shocked at hearing of Melanie's passing....She was my preemie daughter-Abbey LeBlanc's primary nurse when Abbey was born back in2001.She gave me tons of confidence and capability and told me I could do it....we had many many late night discussions and she was a very funny kind person....I tried to keep in touch with her once Abbey was sent home to Sarnia and it worked for awhile...I am so so sorry for your loss...The world has lost a wonderful nurse and Heaven has gained an angel.
Deborah KraftI was so shocked to hear of Melanie's passing..My family's thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. A wonderful woman has been taken from us but heaven has gained an amazing angel.
Trista MaslenI have fond memories of Melanie as a co-worker and friend. She was a compassionate nurse and confident. There was never a quiet moment ...Melanie loved to talk and loved her family so much! I will miss her stories and her love for life. My thoughts and prayers are with you both!
Sue, Wayne and KatieBill and Nicole our hearts go out to you both, it was a very sad day when we found out. Our condolences to you, Melanie was such a kind and lovely lady she will be deeply missed by us all. Sue, Wayne and Katie
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