Melody Anne Skladan

January 16, 2020 10 Condolences Print Obituary

September 4, 1952 – January 8, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mom, Wife, Grammie, Daughter, Sister and friend to so many. After going through a double lung transplant on November 7th, 2019 she was on the long-awaited road to healing. On January 8, 2020 she suffered from a major heart attack due to blood clots in her lungs and was not able to recover at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Melody will forever be remembered by her loving husband, John (Jim); their beloved children: Kelly, Kimberly (Ross) Pritchard, Kerri (Ray) and cherished grandchildren: Tori and Makayla. She will also forever be remembered by her mother: Elaine Matthews, brothers; Brent and Darren, nieces and nephews and many more family and friends.

A cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Melody had a passion and was well known for taking the most beautiful landscape and wildlife pictures, and her ashes will be spread throughout her favorites places to continue taking pictures eternally.

A special thank you to all the staff at the University of Alberta Hospital for the care, compassion and attention that was shown to Melody.

  1. Our very heartfelt condolences to your family. This is truly heartbreaking and we send our loving thoughts and prayers to you during this time. Melody will be very lovingly remembered.❤️

    Marvin and Shannon Olsen and family.

  2. You were an inspiration Mel. So strong and so gifted. Your Photograpy was jaw dropping gorgeous. Knowing that you are going to be everywhere I know we will meet one day in one of those places. See ya later Mel.

  3. Mel, I am so so sorry you never got to achieve your “second chance at life”. I was stunned and so sad to hear of your passing after we had chatted. I will think of you often and fondly as I roam through the wilderness and I’m sure your spirit will be felt by many doing the same. Condolences to all family and friends.

  4. My condolences to the family and friends . On occasions of meeting Mel , we had a wonderful visit . At one of the CPL meets , Mel took amazing pictures of lifters !!! My very good friend Kerri always spoke of Mom. My heart aches for your loss . Mom will always be with you my friend . Taking pictures of what’s to come in your future . Laughing and loving life with you.

  5. Our condolences to Jim and family on the sudden loss of Melody. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult season.

  6. My deepest condolences go out to you Jim and family. I was heartbroken to hear of Mel’s passing. She was such a talented photographer and I looked forward everyday to see what she had sent into Global. Take care and my Mel rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. Thinking of you all and wish you so much love.
    I remember the many times I would have the best sleep overs with Kerri and mel was always so sweet and fun to be around. Always made me feel like a part of the family. Much love to you all.

  8. I am so sadden to read of Mels’ passing. It has been many years since we have been in touch. My sincere condolences to you Jim and all your family.
    Julia

  9. Jim and family. We know how hard Mel worked at the gym to get ready for her transplant. Always enjoyed her great positive outlook. The big guy needed her and he chose the best.
    Our heart felt condolences to you guys.

  10. Prayers & condolences to Jim & all the family. Truly a wonderful lady who gave her best to all. Memory Eternal

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