Michael (Mike) Ian Melymick

January 25, 1962 - February 10, 2023
February 18, 2023 9 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Following a lengthy battle with lung cancer, Michael (Mike) Ian Melymick of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away at the age of 61 years on February 10, 2023.

Mike is survived by his four children, Shea, Markijana, Michael, and Madison; his three older brothers, Mel, Mark (Terry), and Murray; nieces and nephews; dear friends; and his cats, George and Lenny.

Mike was born on January 25, 1962, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Nick and Theresa Melymick (née Scappaticci). He was a strong union leader and supporter and fought for members of the CN Workers Union, where he was a brakeman and then conductor for over 25 years. He ran as an NDP candidate in the Federal 2006 election and gained more votes than any other NDP candidate in his riding ever had in the past.

Mike was a proud Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, always wearing something green and white or the Rider logo. He enjoyed his time most simply by smoking cigarettes and drinking dark roast coffee while watching 1970s gameshows and Jeopardy. Like his older brothers, he played sports, acted in plays, and loved music, reading, and world politics - he always had the news on. He was also proud of his Ukrainian, Scottish, and Italian heritage. Mike enjoyed the little things in life and would want all those he loved to bask in the simple joys of life just as he did.

He was a charismatic and passionate character with a larger-than-life personality who will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Friday, March 3, at the Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 116 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3L7.

Those wishing to view the service via livestream can do so by following the link: https://MikeMelymickMemorialCelebration

  1. Although I disagreed with most of Mike’s opinions I always enjoyed working with him

  2. Mark, Mel and Murray, Sorry to hear about Dino. Please accept my condolences.

    • Thanks so much for thinking of us Dennis

  3. Our youngest brother taken far too soon. RIP, love you bro.

  4. I was very saddened to learn of Mike’s passing.

    He was much too young.

    We made many trips together for C.N. Rail back in the day while working out of my hometown of Biggar.

    Any voyage with Mike was full of interesting discussions about various subjects.

    While we didn’t always agree, we did have a mutual respect for each others opinions.

    He was also an excellent Union man and fought hard for our brothers and sisters on the job.

    I extend my deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time.

    Rest in peace Brother Mike and I’ll see you again on the other side…

  5. I had a lot of fun with Michael playing frisbee soccer between two end zones near the Melymick house. Lots of laughs! Much love to the boys.

  6. We made many trips together, always had a lot of fun discussing the rough riders. Please accept my condolences.

  7. I was sorry to hear of Mike’s passing just recently. Mike and I were classmates and friends at Brunskill Elementary School back in the early 70’s. Although we lost touch later in life’ I’ll remember him for his humor and quick wit. RIP Mike.

  8. Loved Mike as he was such a character. A red haired fireball. It was great growing up with him just down the street. Miss him still.

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