Melvin Gagnon

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 6, 2024
GLADSTONE – Melvin Joseph Gagnon, 97, of 9159 Bay Shore Drive, Gladstone, Michigan, passed away, peacefully, on April 6, 2024.
Melvin was born February 11, 1927, with his identical twin brother Marvin, to Albert and Irene (Cassell) Gagnon in Gladstone. He remained a lifelong resident of the Gladstone area.
Melvin was united in marriage to Aileen Josephine Heino on July 3, 1965. Together they made their home in Kipling. He was a World War II veteran.  After being honorably discharged he worked for Goodman’s mink ranch and as a bartender.  In the mid 50’s he started working for the Soo Line railroad, retiring in February, 1989.
He enjoyed woodworking, ice fishing, reading western novels and tending to his huge vegetable and fruit garden.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Aileen; 2 sons, David (Sue) Gagnon and Richard (Jeri) Gagnon; 2 daughters, Vickie (Scott) Danner and Torey Gagnon; stepdaughter Patti Weyandt; sister, Elaine Pepin; 9 Grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Irene Gagnon; stepfather Martin “Slim” Caldwell; 6 brothers; 5 sisters and one great grandson.
Special thanks to the staff at Christian Park Health Care Center for their compassionate care of Melvin, over the past 2 years.
At Melvin’s request there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gladstone Public Library, 300 South 10th Street, Gladstone or the Gladstone Soo Line Steam Engine Authority, 921 Delta Avenue, Gladstone.

3 Tributes for “Melvin Gagnon

    Oh Tina, I am so sorry. This makes my heart hurt. I love watching the video of the two of you. I am sending all my love to you and your family. I can tell in the video, Melvin was an amazing soul. ❤️

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