Edgar Melvin (Mel) Walker

July 1, 1934 to August 29, 2022


Passed away peacefully at Chancellor Park on August 29, 2022, at the age of 88, Edgar Melvin (Mel) Walker, of St. John’s, NL.

Predeceased by his wife Marie, his parents Edgar and Ellen Walker, and his sister Elizabeth Walker.

Left with loving memories and to celebrate his life are his daughter Janet Costigan (John), son David Walker, and granddaughter Chelsea Stamplecoski; brothers, Lloyd Walker, and Bruce Walker; sisters-in-law Maureen Thibault (Reg Vaslette), Jean Bemister (Bill), and brother-in-law Greg Rice (Daphne); also a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

We would like to thank all the staff of Chancellor Park 3 West for the wonderful care and love you gave Dad during the past three years. You truly became family to him. Also, a sincere thank you to Dad’s doctors, Dr. Crocker and Dr. Essaji for the support and care you provided to Dad.

Dad was a quiet, gentle and compassionate man who lived the values of fairness, respect and decency every day of his life. He also possessed a wonderful sense of humour, a ready smile and loved a bit of fun. The world is a better place for his being part of it and his legacy will continue in the lives he touched.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, St. John’s. Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 1 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. At his request, cremation has already taken place. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2 at 2 pm at the Church of the Ascension, Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on September 1, 2022

7-9 p.m. on September 1, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday September 2nd

Church of the Ascension, Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl


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So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. Had great dealings with Mel many years ago when I used to place business with J. J. Lacey Insurance. Condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

I knew Melvin years ago when we were young. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Janet ,David and Family
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I always remember any time in. your dad’s company he had quite a sense of humour and always brought a smile to my face.
May you find comfort in your memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dear Janet, David and family. So sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember your father when I was younger as a wonderful person who had a dry humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time but take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him.

Dear Janet, David, Lloyd, Bruce and Family. Peggy and I offer our sincerest condolences on the passing of Mel. We are comforted in the belief that Mel has gone to a nicer place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Circumstances preclude our visiting.
Peggy and Ernie Reid

Condolences to family and friends of MEL. I met mel many many yearsago and done businesss with him thru JJ Lacey Insurance, for a number of years,until they “had a change in operating policy” And I had to move on to another Company.Our thoughts and prayers, GOD Bless–All the best–Jim/Wife Nelia Campbell St. john’s,.EX RCAF–Ret’D

Dear Janet, David and family. Sorry to hear about your Dad and Grand-dad. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May you find peace in the memories you hold. God bless you all.
Cousin Cathy

Dave and Janet,

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Janet. I’ve been thinking about you lately and I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you are doing ok. From the way you talked about your Dad he sounded like a lovely man. Thinking of you Janet and your family. xoxo Brenda

Janet and David,
Dan Walker and I send our profound condolences to you. We are unfortunately out of town and unable to attend the funeral or take part in the visutation to ecpress our wishes to you personally. We send you our very warmest thoughts as you celebrate your father’s life, and hope you can take comfort in memories of him.

Janet and David. My sincere condolences to you both. Your father was such a kind and gentle soul. Both of your parents welcomed me into your home so often. I always felt so comfortable and had so many chats with your mom through out our teenage years. How often they tolerated us blasting our music without a word. So many great memories of them and their kindness. I wish I could be there with you.

My sincere condolences to Janet and David and the Walker family. I have so many great memories of Mel and the Walker family. Mel was a gentleman and funny and just a nice person to be around. Such a great friend to our family(the Suleys. ) ever since I can remember. Janet(suley) Frampton.

Janet and David;
So very sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom and Dad as beautifully kind people. Your Dad’s laugh was powerful. Much love to you and yours

Janet, David, and families

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May the good memories provide you with some comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace uncle Mel.
Kindest regards
Cousin Linda

Janet and David,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Mel’s passing. Keep your precious memories close to your hearts. He is now reunited with your mom and together they are your guardian angels. Please accept my condolences. Take care.

Dear Janet, David and family, how you described your father is “exactly” how I remember him. Such a kind soul. Aunt Marie and Uncle Mel were such good friends to our Mom and Dad over the years. I would like to think of them now as having a great get-together again, and some great laughs, now that they have all been reunited. So sorry for your loss. Cousin Michele.