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July 19, 1965 - February 29, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Melanie Dawn Marshall, born on July 19, 1965, in Burnaby, BC, left this world on February 29, 2024, in Winlaw, BC. She was a cherished daughter, a loving mother, a beloved sister, and a friend to all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Melanie's journey began in Burnaby, where she spent her early years surrounded by the beauty of British Columbia. She attended Rossland Secondary School, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning and growth. Later, she pursued her studies at Selkirk College, demonstrating her commitment to personal development.

Melanie's life was marked by a deep love for nature. She found solace in the simple joys of animals, wildflowers, and the breathtaking colors of sunsets.

Her appreciation for the world around her was infectious, and she had a unique ability to find and celebrate the goodness in others, even during their most challenging moments.

Melanie was preceded in death by her father, James Russell Marshall, her mother, Marilyn Kay Meeks, and her beloved, Byron Fauth. Their memories will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

Melanie leaves behind a legacy of compassion, kindness, and an unwavering belief in the goodness of humanity.

She will be profoundly missed by her sons, Rodney Kinakin, Bradley Kinakin, and Eric Salikin, along with Eric's wife, Katlyn James. Melanie's love and guidance will continue to shape their lives, and her spirit will linger in the cherished memories they shared together.

Melanie's sisters, Mackaela Coyle and Jamie Marshall Loveland (Mark), will carry her memory with them always. The bond they shared was unbreakable, and Melanie's absence will be keenly felt in the tapestry of their lives. She also leaves behind her adored cat Fennec who will dearly miss his momma.

As we say our goodbyes, let us remember Melanie not with sorrow but with gratitude for the joy, love, and positivity she brought into our lives. May the memory of her warm smile, her love for the natural world, and her unwavering optimism provide comfort to all who mourn her passing.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to a local animal shelter or environmental conservation organization, honoring Melanie's passion for animals and the beauty of the world she held dear.

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