On December 28th 2019
our mother’s pain ended peacefully, surrounded by her
children, after a difficult 9-month fight against cancer. She was the
centre of our family and the life of every party, and she will be
missed more than words can express.
She was born Melanie
Woodhouse on February 5th 1956 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. After finishing
high school at Holy Angels, she somehow graduated from St. Francis
Xavier University (’78) with a degree in English and
philosophy, despite her very active social
After a stint with
Air Canada and moves to Halifax, Belleville and London, Ontario,
Melanie moved to Fredericton in 1989 with 3 daughters and her first
husband in tow. She had a gift for connecting with people, and quickly
became a well-known face around the city. Her son and favourite child
was born shortly after, turning her into a passionate hockey mom for
almost 2 decades.
In 1999 she married
Jack Jardine, who believed her happiness to be priceless (and has the
receipts to prove it).
She loved a bargain
(especially a Mardens bargain), redecorating perfectly good rooms, and
her annual girls trips to the Caribbean where she was responsible for
making new friends and getting upgrades. Most of all, she loved her
grandchildren Lucy and Charlie, and worked hard to achieve her
‘favourite / princess nana’
She is survived by
her husband Jack, her children Victoria, Rebecca, Maddie and Grant
West and their partners, her beloved grandchildren, as well as her
special uncle Abe Hashem of Sydney, auntAdele Hashem and many cousins.
She is also remembered by her many dear friends from around the world,
with whom she shared so much of her life and favourite memories. She
was predeceased by her mother Helen Woodhouse (nee Hashem), brother
Robert Woodhouse, and several aunts and
She has promised to
haunt us if her house isn’t kept clean, so apologies in
advance to visitors for the
Her family would like
to thank the community for the overwhelming support shown to us during
this painful time, as well as the incredible staff and volunteers at
Hospice House Fredericton and the DECH Palliative
Donations to Hospice
House Fredericton would be appreciated in lieu of
Information on the
service to be announced shortly.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Melanie Anne Jardine 19562019..
Death notice for the town of: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick