Melva Compton

August 19, 1924 to February 23, 2017


Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on February 23, 2017, Melva Compton, aged 92 years. Predeceased by parents Majors Samuel and Lillian Wight, sister Dr. Reneé Porter, and brother Dr. Wycliffe Wight. Left with a lifetime of cherished memories are her husband of 66 years, George T. Compton, children Gloria Snell (Ivor), Glenda Compton and Dr. Gary Compton (Kim), grandchildren Captain Nancy Braye (Mark), Kathryn Tansley (Aaron), Carolyn Murphy (Jonathan), Michael Fagner, Laura and Emily Compton, and great grandchildren Hannah and Micah Braye, and Lauren Murphy, nieces and nephew in Clarke’s Beach, NL and in Ontario and many kind friends and neighbors. The family wishes to thank the staff and physicians of St. Luke’s Nursing Homes and St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital (7 East)  for their personal kindness and professional care. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 26 at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at The Salvation Army St. John’s Temple, 101 Torbay Road on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2p.m. Interment will follow at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army St. John’s Temple Youth Ministries or a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on February 26, 2017

7-9 p.m. on February 26, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday February 27th

Salvation Army St. John's Temple


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Gloria and Family
We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you, it was a privilege to have met your Mom when she visited you and Ivor here in Ontario
Take care

Mr. Compton and family,
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Jim and Marie Cook

Dear George, Gloria, Glenda, Gary and all the extended family,
We have been thinking about all of you and want you to know we are remembering you in our prayers. I personally remember Melva;s sense of humour and her smile. May our loving and caring God surround you with his arms of love and carry you through this difficult time.

To George and the Compton family:
Upon hearing of Melva’s homegoing, the word that came to mind was faithful. In our privileged years of sharing with the Temple congregation, Melva was a permanent fixture. She sang in the sunshine and through the storms, in the valley and on the mountaintop. And what a faithful wife and mom. Melva will be missed here and warmly welcomed there. Sorry we could not be with you today in person, but be assured we are with you in thought and prayer. A great-heart has gone home and we are only a few steps behind. God bless you.

Lorne and Barb Pritchett

Uncle George and Gloria, Glenda & Gary – so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Melva. Losing a loved one at any age or in any circumstance is still a very difficult journey and we wish you peace as you grieve. I have many very fond memories of so many years ago, when as a little boy our families spent so much time together. We are thinking of you today as you say your final goodbyes.

To The Compton Family:
Thinking of you today and remembering some wonderful times that we all spent together celebrating a family event. Nanny as she was known to us all, will certainly be missed. In your sadness and sorrow, please remember…..
There is no pain or loneliness, our Saviour does not know.
No grief He did not carry, in His love so long ago.
No trial but He is able to help us stand the test;
No load but He can take it, and give us peace and rest.
May God’s eternal promises and everlasting love surround all of you in these days. Please accept my deepest sympathy, love and prayers
Elaine Braye

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this time. May your many memories, and the hope of the resurrection morning help you through this most difficult. “In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on the Beautiful shore! ” Blessings.

Condolences to the Compton family on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Jennifer and Des Kirk, Oshawa, Ontario

George and Family, thinking of you at this sad time. Melva was a true soul mate on life’s journey ,cherish her warm smile and your precious memories.

My condolences George to you and your family.I shall miss Melva’s smile at lunch every day. Audrey Lee

George and Family, thinking of you at this sad time. Melva was a true soul mate on life’s journey cherish her warm smile and beautiful memories.

We were saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. May all your wonderful memories keep her close in your heart.

Thinking of you all at this time. Nannie leaves us with many treasured memories .

To the Compton Family. I have such fond memories living at 11 Vinnicombe St. during my university years. Mrs. Compton was such a loving and caring person. I felt that I had a second Mom and indeed a second family who cared for me. May you precious memories sustain you during this difficult time. May God Bless you all.

We are so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. Are thoughts are with all of you at this time.

We offer sincere condolences to Mr. Compton, Gloria, Glenda and Gary and the extended family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during these difficult days.

Sorry to hear about the passing of a sweet lady. Our thought and prayers are with you all at this time.

To George and family. We are remembering you today with our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s comforting presence around you and His peace within your hearts during these coming days.

Dear Uncle George, Gloria, Glenda, Gary and families
It is with deep regret and sadness that we heard of Aunt Melva’s passing. Please be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. May God’s loving comfort surround and continue to sustain you.
With deepest regards
Nelson and Deris

To George and all family members.
We send you our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one and pray that you will take comfort in the wonderful person she was. Her warmth and friendliness touched many people on her journey through life. It was remarkable that she continued to sing in the songsters even after many her age had given up. May peace be yours. God bless you.

Mr. Compton, Gloria, Glenda, Gary and the rest of the family. We want to express our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your dear wife and mother! We have so many fond memories of her, especially her sense of humour and fun! As you prepare for her celebration of life, may you find comfort in the many loving memories that you have of her.
God bless,
Love, Joan and Dave

So sorry to hear of Melva’s passing. A beautiful Lady has gone to her reward. Please be assured that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Clyde and Cynthia Hickman

Mr. Compton and all family members. Sending our thoughts and Prayers for all of you, for the coming days when you will so miss her presence and loving Care..
God Bless and be with you daily.

The Murphy’s
Joan & Roland
Pickering ON

Mr. Compton, Gloria, Glenda, Gary and all your family members. We are saddened to hear of Mrs. Compton’s passing. As your next door neighbors, we have many pleasant memories of your loved one. Our chats, her smiles, love and compassion for her family and friends. We offer our prayers, love and thoughts as you go through this time of loss. God is near you and may you sense His strength and comfort today and always.

So sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories were created over the years between the Comptons and the Burrys. Both mom and dad loved spending time with Melva especially those visits to the cottage. Sending thoughts and prayers at this time.

To Mr. Compton and family.
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Compton’s passing. She was a very pleasant and friendly woman with a big smile. She is now at rest and enjoying all the glories of heaven singing to her hearts content.
Our prayer for you all is that you will feel the presence of the Lord today and that you will draw strength and hope as you trust in Him to be your comfort, knowing that love lives on forever.

Calvin and Edna Way, Gander

Glenda: Saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Mel Earle Naples, Florida

sorry to hear of melvas passing we will be thinking of the family on Monday love from Audrey and Bernard here in the UK

Please accept my deepest condolences on Melva’s passing. I have wonderful memories of my time spent with your family. May you find comfort in the knowledge that others share your sadness at this time.

Sue-Ann joins me in sharing our deepest sympathy and condolences while remembering each of you in our prayers. Were it not for Melva and George I don’t think I’d even be here… The Compton family took very good care of me my first year at MUN, saw us through training and commissioning and followed our adventure with family to this very day. If you knew Melva you knew her hugs and kisses! I got to receive my last when we celebrated Renee’s passing. Blessings and love to George, Gloria, Glenda and Gary along with the extended family. Another witness joins the cloud to cheer us on in the race! Hallelujah!