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Melba Louise Woods

April 23, 1932 - March 12, 2021

Peacefully with family by her side, at University Hospital, on Friday, March 12, 2021, Melba (née Threndyle) Woods of London, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Wallace Woods. Loving mother of Ed and Jeff. Adored grandmother of Nick and Dani. Dear great-grandmother of Donovan and Silas. Also loved by her sisters Joyce and Grace. Predeceased by her son Don, five brothers, and two sisters. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Melba are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre. For information on how to register for Melba’s visitation, funeral service, to watch the live stream of the service, or to leave condolences, please click the links to the left of the obituary.

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services.

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(Donated to Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre)

~ Mark Lynch

In memory of Aunt Melba. Wonderful memories always of Melba laughing, singing and smiling.

~ Dennis and Sara Threndyle

On behalf of Stephanie, Alexandra, Nichole and Diana Munavish

~ Diana Joschko

In memory of Melba Woods.

~ Michael Woods

Sorry for your loss

~ Terry Sheppard

A donation on behalf of my Aunt Melba Woods, a kind hearted soul.

~ Ken Threndyle

(Donated to Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre)

~ Randy and Terri Threndyle

In loving memory of Melba Woods

~ Scott and Barb Woods

On behalf of my sister in law Melba Woods.

~ Ken Threndyle

SO Sorry to hear of Me!ba's passing. She will be missed. Melba was a member of the Merry Makers singing group. Besides having a good voice she enjoyed participating in our sing outs at the seniors residents. . She played the harmonica and various skits. Melba was involved with sporting activities with Huff and Puff in previous years Sing with the Angels Melba. We will miss you

~ Lois Newbould

So Sorry to hear, Melba was a lovely lady i enjoyed her sense of humor and looked forward to seeing her at singing practice, she will be missed. Carol Smith, [ Merry Makers Singing Group]


So sorry to hear of Aunt Melba’s passing, she was a great lady with a fabulous sense of humour. She will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to Ed, Jeff, Danni and Nick. Dan, Gloria, Kyle and Kaitlyn Threndyle

~ Dan Threndyle

To Dani, Nick, Jeff and Ed, condolences from the Lynch family. Melba was a great Lady and definitely a roll model on how to live life. Over the years I remember her laughing at Don and I and just calling us out on the nonsense we were up to, stopping into to where I worked in Collingwood (Beer Store) with the Huff n Puff crew and taking care of her Grand Children. All of Don's friends remember Melba as another of the great Moms we were lucky to have. RIP Melba.

~ Mark Lynch

Sending sincere sympathies to the family of Melba. My parents, Norm and Dorothy Bray, were friends of Melba's and they all attended Gethsemane United Church years ago in London here. I reconnected with Melba through Rowntree United Church. Such a beautiful smile and always a kind word. May you find comfort in the memories.

~ Deb Bray

So sorry to hear about the passing of Melba. She was an awesome lady and I have many fond memories of time spent with her. Sending my condolences to Ed, Jeff and their families. Helen Deline (MacMillan)

~ Helen Deline

Our condolescences to Nick and his family. She helped raise Nick to be a wonderful young man. Maureen and George Olszowy

~ maureen olszowy

To our favourite aunt - Whenever we heard that aunt Melba and her family were coming to Inverhuron, we knew that there would be good times, good humour and good stories. She was an astute story teller in a family of competitive story tellers. Her stories were always marked by her sharp and insightful wit. Even if you were on the receiving end of that wit, you laughed along with her! That is what we will miss the most – those wonderful times shared at Inverhuron, with Melba, Wally, Ed, Don and Jeff, Dani and Nick. Randy and Terri Threndyle

~ Randy and Terri Threndyle

Our sincerest condolences to Jeff,Ed, Danni and Nick on the passing of Aunt Melba. Although I am stuck to think of any particular moment I know that any time Mom or Dad mentioned the Woods were coming to town/Inverhuron I looked forward to seeing Aunt Melba. Her sole purpose seemed to be to make you laugh, she would always come armed with a joke or some crazy story. I like to say that she was a "fan favourite" at our family gatherings. I would say "rest in peace" but in Melba's case it's more appropriate to say "rest while laughing". Ken, Joanne, Marcus and Ryan Threndyle, Cambridge ON

~ Ken Threndyle

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