Nancy Lynn Melvin

September 28, 1959 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 62)


Nancy Lynn Melvin


Nancy Lynn Melvin (Gillis), wife of Ron Melvin of Napan, NB, passed away suddenly, but very peacefully at her home on October 8, 2021, at the age of 62.

Born in Newcastle, NB, on September 28, 1959, she was the daughter of Roy and Anita (Parks) Gillis.

Nancy worked 39 years as an Insurance Broker with Tozer Insurance, where she became known as a trusted source of insurance knowledge.  Nancy grew up on the family farm in Napan, and her love of family and sense of community kept her in Napan.  Nancy embodied a spirit of community and fellowship.  She absolutely loved her community and the people in it, and gladly contributed when and wherever there was need. She faithfully attended the Carmel United Church in Napan where she was a member, and was also an Elder and sat on the Board of Stewards.  She was also a Treasurer for the Napan Hall Board Committee, and a member of numerous other boards and committees within her community. She loved her Thursday card games and her BINGO.  She especially enjoyed her Friday lunch dates with the girls.

Nancy’s family was her everything.  She will be sadly missed by her parents, Roy and Anita; husband, Ron of 43 years; son, Danny (Amanda) of Napan; and daughter, Joan (David) of Miramichi; four sisters:  Darlene MacDonald (Darrell) of Napan Bay, Penny Hebert (Rejean) of Pointe-Sapin, Patty Taylor (Tim) of Napan, Sandra Berscheid (Jim) of Lincoln, NB; three brothers:  John (Brenda) of Napan, Donnie of Napan, and Kirk (Tanya) of Napan; and three special granddaughters whom she adored and would do anything for:  Alexis, Lauren, and Lydia. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, as well as great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  Nancy could always be called upon to recall the birthdays of each of her numerous loved ones!

A PUBLIC visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 140 King St., Miramichi on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 7-9 pm and also on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  A PUBLIC funeral service will be held at Carmel United Church on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1pm with Rev. David Allan and Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. 


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As expressions of sympathy and in memory of Nancy’s support for all things local, donations to a local charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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