Melvin Stone was born on October 14, 1922, in Montreal. He lived here until he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a coder, where he served for three years. During his time in the Navy, Melvin had the job of decoding messages before they could be sent to ground troops. He also spent time as a commissioner in the Navy and was stationed in Halifax.
After the Second World War, Melvin met the love of his life, Doris. The couple settled down and raised four children. They lived in Montreal before they moved to Dartmouth to be closer to their son. In retirement, the couple moved to Preeceville in 2006 to be near their daughter. When Doris’s health started to decline, they moved into the Preeceville Personal Care Home located in Sturgis. When Doris passed away in 2017 and the care home in Sturgis closed its doors, Melvin moved to the care home in Preeceville, where he resided till his passing.
Melvin enjoyed wood working, doing latch-hook rugs, watching Tom Hank’s movies, and reading Louis L’Amour novels. He made two grandfather clocks, two cedar chests and he built a large China cabinet for Doris's doll collection. He will be remembered for being a jokester that enjoyed laughing and being with people.
Melvin is predeceased by his wife, Doris; and daughter, Diana Lowe.
Melvin is survived by his children, Richard (Linda), Brian (Ruby), and Gary (Patti); as well as twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.