Melvin Morley Bielert passed away Friday, February 07, 2014 in Grand Forks, B.C. at the age of 77 years.

Mel is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Norma (Gaetz); his mother Lydia Bielert; his children Kelly (Patty) Bielert; Perry (Sheila) Bielert; Debbie (Dave) Davies and grandchildren Brandi, Tiffany, Shane, Alexandra, Cassandra, Brian, Tyler and Kyle. He was predeceased by his father Ewald Bielert and is also survived by 2 brothers and a sister.

Mel was born April 05, 1936 in Kelowna, B.C. He spent 33 years in the RCMP serving in Ottawa, and various postings in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. After retiring in 1989 as chief of police in Prince George, B.C., Mel and Norma moved to Penticton in 1993 and finally settled in Grand Forks in 1996.

Mel was a talented and meticulous craftsman. He and Norma created a beautiful home and surroundings together in which their whole family enjoy. Mel was a wonderful husband and father whose family meant everything to him. His first consideration was always the comfort and well-being of his wife and best friend; Norma, his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home,

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