Hazen Earl Mellish passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the age of 78 years, with his family by his side. He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters Sherry (Dan) Martindale of Calgary and Christy (Mel) Weeks of Orion; four grandchildren, Kaiden, Logan, Shaylin and Larissa; one brother Haddon Mellish of Summerside, P.E.I. and eighteen nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernice and Melton Mellish; two sisters, Beryl King and Gloria May; one brother Ralph, and one sister-in-law Mae Mellish. Hazen was born on December 1, 1940 in Montaque, P.E.I. and was raised at Summerside, PE.I. He attended Summerside Elementary and High School. While in high school, he joined the Sea Cadets for four years and became the Sea Cadet Band’s lead trumper, playing in the marching band and at the Remembrance Day Services. During this time he sang and played the trumpet in music festivals and church services. At age 17, he went to Eastern Nazarene College for two years. He then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 19. During his 5 ½ years with the Air Force he became a Radar Air Tech and a heavy equipment driver. In 1967, he returned to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree. From 1969 to 1992 he was married and had two wonderful daughters. He worked at Emco Plumbing, the City of Medicine Hat and BATUS. In his spare time he loved to golf, ski, play hockey, go hiking and camping. He also enjoyed playing cards and fishing. In 2000, Hazen suffered a severe heart attack and a quadruple bypass which curtailed his activities and limited him to fishing and camping in his later years. Hazen had a good sense of humour and liked telling stories or pulling gags. He was a lifelong Christian and in many churches sang hymns. Hazen will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Please join Hazen’s family for a luncheon and celebration of his life at the Garden Lounge #2801 13th Ave SE on Friday April 5, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. A monument has been placed on Union Road in P.E.I. (Near Montaque) in his name (Mellish Cemetery). His ashes will be spread at the Mellish Cemetery, Indian Head Lighthouse on P.E.I., Reesor Lake and Johnson Canyon. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Hazen Mellish and leave a message of condolence.