Melville Arthur Hansford of Lucknow died Jan. 21, 2020, at the Wingham and District Hospital. He was 72. Loved partner of Karen Stiver. Mel was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Oct. 13, 1947, son of the late Rena (Ferguson) and Melville J. Hansford. Dear father of Melanie (Brad) Pyke of Kincardine, and Michelle (Kevin) McLellan of Guelph. Missed by his grandchildren, Kristy, Allicia, Shelby, Mitchell, and Nathan; and his great-grandchildren, Violet, Landis, Logan and Jasmine. Survived by his siblings, Randy (Wendy), Bonnie, and Freda (Clarence). Predeceased by his wife, Marilyn; one granddaughter; and sister, Cindy. Following Mel's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 1 p.m., at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, with Pastor Ray Luinstra officiating. A reception will be held at the Lucknow Legion, following the service. Memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.