Melvin (Bill) JEWELL

Aug. 24, 1925 – Oct. 10, 2005

Bill was born in Saskatchewan but spent his early childhood years in Sacramento, Calif. In 1940 he moved with his parents to Buffalo Creek, B.C. where they had bought a small ranch. In 1950 he married Gladys Swales and the first year or so of their marriage was spent in Prince Albert, Sask., after which they returned to their homestead at Buffalo Creek. Bill spent his working life doing ranching, carpentry and logging. He was predeceased by his wife Gladys and is survived by four children: Cecil, Elaine, Alice and Cliff; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Dad (Grandpa) is remembered for being a man of integrity and goodness. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

“Farewell! The maze has been threaded;

…This is the ending of strife;

Say not that death should be dreaded,

‘Tis but the beginning of Life”