Mel McInnis Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Melvin "Mel" Arthur McInnis

1954 ~ 2023

Obituary of Melvin "Mel" Arthur McInnis

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mel McInnis on Monday, January 2, 2023. Mourning his loss are his wife Leslie McInnis, son Adam McInnis (Christina), daughter Laura Krauss (David), sister Marilyn Bilotta (Domenic), brother-in-law John Auld (Allison), sisters-in-law Lori Mann, Lisa Auld (Kevin) and Rosemarie Auld, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mel was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Dorothy McInnis.

Mel’s greatest joy was his family, and he has left us with a lifetime of memories to cherish. He is remembered fondly as a funny, strong and sensitive husband and father who gave great big bear hugs. He was a jack-of-all-trades, a major movie buff and loved camping with his family.

Mel was an avid model railroader, and his love of trains was known to all. We know he was at peace when his final train departed the station. We are extremely thankful for the excellent care Mel received from the staff at GNGH, and the compassion they showed toward us.

In keeping with Mel's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Friends and family are invited to an open house on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 2:00 p.m until 4:00 p.m at Fairhaven Seniors Building, 3568 Montrose Road in Niagara Falls.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: January 8, 2023
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Fairhaven Seniors Building, 3568 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 3A6
https://goo.gl/maps/2S2v5Nn9KHX5VtB87


Write a Condolence

You can post a condolence to the family below (up to 200 words). To add a photo, click on the camera icon. If you plan on making a donation, please notify the family by posting your intent in a condolence.

12 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Joe and Isabelle Muracco
1 year ago

Joe and Isabelle ….With our Deepest Sympathy, Prayers are with you Leslie and the children, Adam and Laura. May the memories of Mel and his humour help to ease the pain of your Loss.

Aunt Margie
1 year ago

My Deepest Sympathy to you Leslie and your Family.

Laurie Swatman
1 year ago

Leslie and family
Mel was truly rare, kind caring, funny, just genuine. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Mary-Anne & Chris Wyllie
1 year ago

Leslie ànd family my heart missed a beat when I learned of Mel’s passing. I always admired your love, enjoying life and family.

Our thoughts and condolences
Mary-Anne & Chris Wyllie

Allyson Keighan
1 year ago

Mel was someone who always brought a smile to your face. He always greeted with me with “hello little lady”, and a little smirk on his face and you knew he was genuinely happy to see you. Growing up I remember spending time at Leslie and Mel’s on Thorold Stone Rd, where Mel loved to show us his trains, he had the best movie collection and introduced me to the movie Top Gun, which is still my favourite, and he would always bring me mint oreos from work if he knew I would be there. Throughout the years I would receive small little items from Mel if he knew it was something I enjoyed. It’s those little things I will remember about Mel, the small gestures that meant a lot. 💜

Thinking of you all.

Celine
1 year ago

Leslie , Marilyn , Dom & family .

So very sad to learn of Mel’s passing . As a cousin living far away I was always up to date with Mel’s life & family by Marilyn. In the 90’s I visited aunt Dorothy with my mother June (McInnis)
almost twice a year ,hoping to see both Mel & Marilyn , and I agree with another post here ,Mel was a worker !
Unfortunately , many times he was working the horrible ‘overnight shift ‘ and would need to sleep during the day. But on the occasions we did catch up, wow he was so entertaining a real
character.
With his love for model trains ( inherent from Cecil ) and to the lengths of acquiring investigative news clippings and his Genealogy research ( which I think was a gift one year ) on the McInnis clan. He was a Star ….the TV show ” Who do you think you are ” doesn’t even come close to what he achieved. I appreciated all the information he gathered and passed on to the family & me .
All of us , in our lives have experienced & survived the Good , the Bad , and the Ugly ( don’t know if he was a fan of that film ? ) But Mel did , one wishes for so much in hindsight .
Thinking of you all ,the McInnis family ,with love .

Judy Neal & Eddie McCloy
1 year ago

Our sincere condolences to Leslie and family on the loss of Mel. Remembering Mel as a great co-worker, always willing to lend a hand. He made everyone feel better with a funny story or a joke and was someone you enjoyed being around. R.I.P. Mel, you will be missed.

Kathy and Mark
1 year ago

Our deepest condolences, our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

In loving memory ...
I/we pledge to make a memorial donation.
Linda (Auld) Henhawk & Chester Henhawk
1 year ago

Leslie I’m so sorry to hear this. Are hearts are with you and your family at this time.

Stef Leskiw
1 year ago

Uncle Mel was one of those people that, no matter what was going on, his great big giant hug, and the genuine happiness that he expressed just to see me would make any bad day better. I have so many little memories that stick out, but the one for me that will always stick as my personal image of Uncle Mel is being about 10 years old, sitting at the table, eating dinner, and I look up, and out of nowhere he has decided to stick sliced peppers in his gums, and make silly faces, and noises just to make me laugh. That is the Uncle Mel I know and remember, and it’s that face that will forever be my image of him, smiling, and laughing with the people he loved most: his family. All of my love and positive wishes go out to you, Aunt Les, Adam, and Laura, and Marilyn and Dom of course aswell. He’s on an old train with John Wayne somewhere where he will never run out of track. Rest peacefully, Uncle Mel. I will always love you. Xox

Josie D’Amico
1 year ago

My dearest friend Leslie and family, I am so sad for the passing of Mel. Sending my love and strength at this difficult time and my sincerest condolences.

In loving memory ...
I/we pledge to make a memorial donation.
Irene Orescanin
1 year ago

Leslie I am so so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family

Donations

The family of Melvin "Mel" Arthur McInnis would like you to consider placing a donation to one of the following charities:

Note:  If you make a donation, please notify the family by posting a condolence.

Send Your Love

95 people have sent their love.

Click on the heart to send a gesture of love to the family. While clicking on the heart is done anonymously, if you write a message under the condolence tab, the family will be aware you have clicked the heart.