October 21, 1988 – August 2, 2019
After a wonderful life followed by a brief illness, Daniel Neils Melgaard passed away with his mother and siblings by his side, on Friday, August 2, 2019.
Daniel was born on October 21, 1988, in Duncan BC, to Edna (nee Stockford) and Erik Melgaard. He spent his early years living happily out at “the farm” on Stamps Road with his brothers and sister before graduating from Cowichan Senior Secondary School in 2007 and moving to Abbott House, where he spent 10 happy years under the loving care of the staff of the Valley Integration to Active Living Society. The wonderful support and friendship he found in Dori, Jocelyn, and the staff at Abbott House was beyond measure.
Daniel had a true and genuine zest for life. His wonderful sense of humour came out in his teasing of his brother Matthew and his many nieces and nephews, and his constant ribbing of his mom’s dislike for bears and Horatio Caine. Since high school, he had been active in community policing and loved to follow the goings on of the RCMP, even travelling to Regina to visit the RCMP training facility. Beyond the trip to Regina, Daniel was fortunate to travel on many occasions, visiting Disneyland, Disneyworld, Calgary, Drumheller, Mexico, and most recently this past June, a Disney Cruise to Alaska. His memory was phenomenal and he could remember names of characters and who played them from any number of movies and shows. He could almost recite all the characters lines from all the Star Wars and Harry Potter movies. A good son, he called his mom each night at seven on days when he was not staying with her. He was a loyal and loving brother and a proud uncle.
Daniel is survived by his mother Edna, sister Jen (Tyler), brothers Michael (Daniella) and Matthew (Andrea), as well as his ten nieces and nephews, and his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Erik, and grandparents Violet and Floyd Stockford.
A Celebration of Daniel’s Life was held on Monday, August 5, 2019 in the Arbor Lounge of Sands Funeral Chapel, Duncan, BC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Valley Integration to Active Living Society, 156-D Government Street, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1A2.
Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca.
Sands Funeral Chapel Cremation and Reception Centre (Duncan)
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