Obituary of Melanie Jane Honish
Melanie Jane Honish
January 9, 1961 – December 7, 2022
Melanie Jane Honish a beloved mother, daughter, sister, and friend passed away December 7, 2022 after a sudden and devastating illness.
She leaves behind her loving daughter Emily Honish; mother Mary (nee Pryer) Honish; sisters, Debbie (Kelvin) Winge and Ann (Ron) Courtney; brother Tim (Katie) Honish; nieces and nephews Jennifer (Ryan) Stacey, Shayn Courtney, Adrianne (Arya) Alaie, Brett Honish, Tanner Courtney, and Meagan Honish; great nieces and nephews Cruz, Nash, Blake, Ariel, Nathan, Brandi, Hensleigh, and Bowie-Lynn; along with many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Melanie was born in Meadow Lake, SK to Constantine “Con” and Mary Honish. She moved with her family to Saskatoon, then Beardys Reserve, and finally to Prince Albert. She received her education at WFA Turgeon School, Boucher JHS, then St. Mary High School. Further education took her to the University of Saskatchewan where she received her Bachelor of Arts and to Regina for her Social Work Degree. She worked with the Prince Albert Correctional Service, but knew that her heart called her elsewhere. Finally she found herself in Social Services until her retirement in 2021.
She has been an active member of the Girl Guide family since childhood, worked with Big Sisters for several years, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Melanie was a caring, generous, and dedicated person. She spent her life working to help others. She is deeply missed.
Melanie was predeceased by her loving father Constantine “Con” Honish; and grandparents, Anton and Josephine Honish, and Alfred and Grace Pryer.
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to the dedicated nurses and doctors in the ICU at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon for your wonderful care and support. Also to the special staff at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at St. Joseph Parish, 260 – 25th Street East, Prince Albert, SK.
Donations in memory of Melanie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca , 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6 or the Girl Guides of Canada, www.girlguides.ca, Donations Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, 50 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 1A3.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray’s Funeral Chapel, Prince Albert, SK (306) 922-4729.