Steve Melnick

Steve Melnick

December 10 1916

-May 1 2012

Passed away peacefully with family at his side at KBRH, Trail, B.C. Steve was born in Togo, Saskatchewan fourth in his family of seven siblings. Steve’s parents,Nikolai and Katrina were Ukrainian immigrants’ part of the tide that swept into Canada at the turn of the century breaking land and building the farming culture of the prairie. Steve continued the dedication to this country serving overseas in WWII from 1940-46. Steve settled in Castlegar after the war with his wife Phyllis and built the house where he raised his family and lived independently until days before he died. Steve was a dedicated community man, long time member of the Masonic Lodge and Castlegar Legion. Many knew Steve for years as Captain of the Robson Ferry. Steve will be missed by all but especially sons; Robert (Tova), Ken (Susan), grandchildren; Anna, Drew and Jay and his most recent joy; great-grandchild Lily.


Donations can be made in Steve’s honour to:

Sentinel Lodge or

Castlegar Legion #170

248 Columbia Ave. Castlegar, B.C. V1N 1G4

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