Passed away on Novemeber 28th, 2017 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Melita Gertie Peckford at the age of 63 years. She is predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Lillian Canning; brothers, Levi James, Stanley, Bennett, Alexander, and Harold; and sister, Nina. Left to mourn are husband, Harvey; son, Harvey Jr.; sisters, Blanche, Irene (Lenny), Phoebe, Sylvia (Ross), Lillian (Brian), and Nancy (Jack); brothers, Levi (Deloris), Thomas, Marvin (Norma), and Wesley; as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. Capts. Morgan and Lisa Hillier will conduct the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel in Botwood, on Friday, Decemeber 1st, 2017 at 2pm. Interment to follow at the Salation Army Cemetery in Phillip's Head. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home in Botwood.