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Obituary for Melvin MacAskill

Melvin  MacAskill
MacAskill, Melvin
Passed away peacefully, in the arms of his loving family, at the John Noble Home on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Edna (nee MacDonald) for over 52 years. Loving step-father of Brian (Sandy) MacDonald. Dear father also to Gayle, Michael, and Laurie MacAskill. Devoted "Papa" to Melissa, Johnathan, Rebecca, Sara, Kali, and his great-grandchildren Aria "Papa's Gal", and Lilly. Predeceased by his parents Tina and John Peter MacAskill. He is survived by 7 brothers and 3 sisters. He will also be sadly missed by his best friend (his dog) Jake, and many other family members and friends. Melvin loved to restore old cars and drive motorcycles (Harley Davidsons in particular), and he had a 1967 silver anniversary chevy corvette. Cremation has been entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, or the SPCA would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Melvin in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

Alzheimer’s Request

Do Not Ask Me to Remember
Do not ask me to remember,
Don’t try to make me understand,
Let me rest and know you’re with me,
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept,
I am sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me,
Do not scold or curse or cry.
I can’t help the way I’m acting,
Can’t be different through I try.

Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone,
Please don’t fail to stand beside me,
Love me ’til my life is done.

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