May 31, 1931-Dec 16, 2012
With sad hearts we finally announce the passing of Mel, an awesome Dad, an excellent Grandpa. He was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. At the age of 15 years his parents Nora and Matt Jasbec packed up and settled in Black Creek. He finished his schooling at Tsolum High. Mel had an amazing gift for being a born leader, a creator, and a visionary. Over the years Mel experienced many life endeavors. He will always be remembered by the Valley locals for his many years of owning “Jasbec’s Marina”, and his volunteer community service to the Courtenay and Comox Kiwanis Clubs and by many fisherpersons for being a commercial fish buyer in Winter Harbour.
With all of Mel’s endeavors, his family was always by his side. Melvin is survived by his wife Sheila of 56 years, daughters Sheryl, Shelly (Lance), son Robin (Pib), and grandchildren Dustin, Jena, Chelsea, Greyson, Madison, Ivan and Serena.
Many thanks to Dr. Crowe, the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Pedro Camacho for excellent care in making Mel comfortable during his final days. The family would also like to thank Toneff Funeral Services for their compassion and outstanding service. At Mel’s request there will be no funeral or celebration of life.