Passed away at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on August 10, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Melvin was born on March 25th, 1950 to George and Alma Baines. He met the love of his life Olga Coombs 40 + years ago; together they raised one child, Lars until her passing in November 2014. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and most of all his Grandsons, Bo and Reid. He will be surely missed by all who knew him. Melvin leaves to mourn his Son, Lars (Thelma); Grandsons Bo and Reid; Siblings George (Liz), Hayward (Jessie), Olga (Albert), Augustine, Kay, Joyce (Jim), Iris (Lambert); Sister-in-laws Dorcas, Shirley as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his Life Partner Olga; Parents George and Alma; Siblings Noah, Leander (Lucy), Wilfred (Theresa), Virginia (Nathaniel), Harold; and Brother-in-laws Les and Harvey. The funeral was held on August 16th, 2018 at 2:00 pm from St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Reef’s Harbour with Rev. Claire Stewart officiating. Inurnment to take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.