Richard Vance Melbourne
Obituary for Richard Vance Melbourne
"Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Richard Vance Melbourne, loving father, brother, and neighbour. He was 69.
Richard was born on September 6, 1950 in Purcell's Cove, NS to Murley and Lillian (Slaunwhite) Melbourne. In 1981, he married Dorothy Kervin, and together they had a son, Vance.
Richard's magnetic personality and smile made him a natural salesman, and he worked in sales for many years. He was clever and creative, and enjoyed oil painting, especially following along with Bob Ross. He was also a voracious reader, and loved western novels and crime fiction. He was perhaps happiest lying in the sun, near the water in Purcell's Cove, reading a Louis L'amour novel. Richard had an innate appreciation for the simple things in life, and a natural care-free disposition that put people at ease. He was kind, charming and funny, and rarely without a smile.
Richard was predeceased by his father, Murley, and his mother, Lillian. He is survived by his brother, David, his sisters, Holly Shelleman, Heather Melbourne, Hailey Trudel, and his sons, Vance Melbourne, and Shawn Hartlen.
Richard was good natured and liked by all. He will be remembered for his wit and charm, his kindness and his warm smile."
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