Gorton, Melvin Charles

March 31, 1941 ~ February 02, 2018

GORTON, Melvin Charles Age 76, of Brigden, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 02, 2018 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Marie Gorton (LaPointe) for 57 years. Melvin will be missed by his son’s Rick (Tracey) Gorton and Randy Gorton and special niece Kerry (Tim) Harper. Survived by grandchildren Rick, Chris (Kelsey) and Brooke Gorton. Dear brother to Gwen (predeceased Carl) Randall and Neil (Ruth Anne) Gorton.  Predeceased by parents Floyd and Glenda Gorton.

Melvin was a construction foreman for several years and enjoyed farming for all of his life in Moore Township. There will be no visitation or service upon Melvin’s wishes.

A family graveside service will be held on a later date.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Moore Agricultural Society.



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  1. Dear Marie, Rick, Randy and Kerry and families,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time, wishing you peace in all the joyful memories you have to share.

  2. Condolences to the Gorton Family. Melvin was the most punctual livestock transporter I ever dealt with.
    Melvin was a dedicated volunteer that gave freely of his time and equipment. It is an enormous loss to the community.

  3. Oh Marie I am saddened to hear of the loss of Mel. So many wonderful memories of dances, parties, friendship and fun. Know I care

  4. Dear Marie and family so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband father and grandfather.I know you will be surrounded by the love of your family and many dear friends.

  5. Dear Marie,Rick and Randy
    May it comfort you to know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hugs Bonnie and Tom Chesher{Canie}

  6. Marie & Family.
    We were saddened to hear of Melvins passing. He will certainly be remembered as a hard working family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All at this most difficult time…..

  7. Marie, Rick, Randy and families,we were sad to here of Melvin passing our thoughts are with you, he was like a big brother when I was growing up, I’ll miss him.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Melvin in our neighbourhood. May your happy memories comfort you in the days and weeks ahead and know that he is now in peace. Take care.
    Bruce and Michelle Baker

  9. John and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of Melvin. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

  10. Dear Marie and Family, We would like to send our sympathy to you and yours. We hope the lifetime of good memories help with the sadness at this time. Sincerely Neil Mc Gregor and Mary Jane P.S Ollie notified us in Florida.

  11. Marie and family Bill and I would like to send our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

  12. to Marie and family-our deepest sympathy. Mel was a very good friend for many years.
    Earle and Joanne Clysdale

  13. Marie and Family
    So sorry to hear of Melvin passing our condolences to all may all your fond memories help at this difficult time.

  14. So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing! Our thoughts are with Marie and Rick and Tracy, and Randy and all the family. Melvin was a great friend and neighbour, and will be truly missed.

  15. Dear Marie and the entire Gorton family…we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. may all your fond memories help ease your sorrow.
    Our sincere sympathy. Ollie and Janet Smith

  16. Our deepest sympathy to all the family on Melvin’s passing. May your cherished memories of good times together help to sustain you at this time of grief.

  17. Sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing , my sincere condolences to all the family.
    Will see you Marie as soon as I get home , take care of yourself , thinking of you
    Love Pat Mills

  18. Marie, Rick, Randy and family
    So sorry to hear about Melvin.
    Sincere condolences
    Denis Dufour and Cathy LaPointe

  19. To Aunt Ruth Anne, Uncle Neil, Lori, Denise and families as well as the entire Gorton family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Melvin was a great man, always cheerful, very kind, he will be very deeply missed. Thinking of you guys, you’re always in my prayers.