Melvin Godlonton

July 7, 2021


1932 – 2021

It is with deep sadness the family of Mel Godlonton announce his passing on July 7, 2021.

No one loved life more than dad, and he lived it to the fullest, his way.

Dad’s sense of humour, wit and infectious laugh, to say nothing of his frequent articles in the Lethbridge Herald, will be missed but not forgotten.

Mel was born in Cardston Alberta, April 3,1932, the family had settled in Whisky Gap AB. He married his one true love Frances Dobson on June 17,1953, married blissfully for 42 of their 62 years together.

Mel joined the Lethbridge Police on March 26,1956 and proudly served for 9 years.

He maintained many ties with the Lethbridge Police through the years and was very active with the historic Police car project.

He was quite the entrepreneur starting several business’ before becoming the Regional Manager for G.H. Woods & Co., till he retired at age 60.

He was predeceased by his wife Frankie, their daughter Brenda Dawn, and survived by his eldest son Milo, Miles (Carol) Godlonton and their children Amanda (David Hyde & their children Emerson & Declan), Ryan Godlonton (Jen Lund & her daughter Gabi) Troy Fleming and her son Cody.

The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Assoc (421 - 6 Ave South, Lethbridge)

Their will be a reception immediately following the celebration.

The Celebration will be "live streamed"

Meeting ID: 826 8205 1591
Passcode: 244194

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Celebration of Life
July 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Southern Alberta Ethnic Association
421 - 6 Ave South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0Y7

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