Obituary: Melanie Dick

Melanie Dick September 24,1953-July 24,2021

Melanie passed away July 24 in Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital after a swift and aggressive illness.

Melanie grew up primarily in Ottawa and lived in the Yukon and Winnipeg before moving to Salt Spring Island in 1988 with her young family.

On Salt Spring she established a home-based business designing and making stained glass windows, lamps, and ornaments. Her windows are incorporated into many homes and businesses on Salt Spring and can be seen most notably in the restaurant of the Salt Spring Inn in Ganges.

Melanie was a long time director of Waterfront Gallery in Ganges where she sold her work and also managed the gallery for many years.

She was a regular vendor at the Salt Spring Saturday Market for many years. The after market happy hour she participated in was legendary and came to be known as 'Champagne Saturday' after the preferred libation on those days.

Melanie was a fun-loving, kind and thoughtful parent, daughter, and friend. She loved creating an inviting home . She hosted many memorable dinner parties and was an excellent cook.

Melanie moved to Victoria in 2010 where she continued to make friends and pursue her interests.

She leaves behind her two daughters Emily (Aran) and Anna (Paul), her brother Daryl, and three beautiful grandchildren, and many friends.

She will be missed.

August 11, 2021 6:59 PM

  • melissagrace says:

    thank you for posting this well written and accurate tribute Barb. I remember Melanie fondly and well from our early days on Salt Spring. please extend my deepest condolences to the family, especially Anna. melissa grace kodaly

  • EmJae says:

    Thank you so much for sharing about Melanie's life & accomplishments. She sounded like an incredibly inspirational woman who created a life of joy for herself & those around her. Her smile looked genuine & warm. Condolences & peace to those she loved & that loved her 🙂

  • Simon Rompre says:

    I remember fondly all my interactions with Melanie wether at the market or at the Waterfront Gallery, being an artisan as well, she understood well the challenges we all faced, her joyful kind spirit will be missed. Sending all my condolences and loving thoughts to her family.

  • deedee says:

    I remember Melanie. She had a way of making others feel special, And after she left Saltspring I saw her quite a few times, as she worked in a great little shop near my mum's house. Life is short, always tell your friends how much you love them!