In Celebration of

Melanie Pichler Willis

April 10, 1964 -  April 10, 2019

On her 55th birthday, after a beautiful day spent with a life-long friend, Melanie passed away. Her death was sudden and without suffering. Known as Mel to all who ever met her, she leaves behind her devoted, loving husband Mark Willis. Predeceased by her father Tony, she will be greatly missed by her loving family: mother Birute "Bita", sister Nicole, brother in law Murray, adored nephews Mark and Luke, her aunts Aldona and Rasa, cousins Judy and Chester and their family, Jonas and Elena, and their girls Julia, Emma and Lilia. Mark's brother, Gerard Willis, nephew Ryan, and sister in law Diane will fondly miss her.

Mel touched the lives of everyone she met. With her immensely generous heart and deep passion for human connection, she made genuine friends along the way and kept you all so close. By grace, she spent her final day in laughter, with her dear friend, Lynn, for whom we could not be more grateful.

As a family, we are overwhelmed with the number of people who have reached out to universally say: She had the greatest smile, the most genuine laugh, and was truly an inspiration.

Visitation will take place at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. Etobicoke (between Islington & Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Rd. Etobicoke on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11 a.m.

A celebration of Melanie’s life will be held in warmer weather and sunnier times.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Melanie Pichler’s Memory to the Transplant Program at the Toronto General Hospital. The amazing team who gifted her 20 years of life. Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation 416-603-6278 or online at


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Leo McQuillen (Friend)

Entered April 13, 2019 from Toronto

Mel was one of the lovliest people it has been my pleasure and honor to know. She will live on in the fond memories of her loving family and many friends. Much Love

Judy & Ches Kavaliauskas (Cousin)

Entered April 13, 2019 from Toronto

This is such a sad time for all of us, we will always cherish Melanie's memory in our hearts.

Beulah Dunbar (Friend)

Entered April 13, 2019 from 23rd Amiens Rd

I was fortunate enough to spend some precious time with you Mel and I will miss you dearly.

Linda Cherry Soudack (Friend)

Entered April 13, 2019 from Toronto

There certainly was no other like her. A brave, warm and loving human being. She adored her husband Mark and her sister Nicole. Bita meant so much to her. She was not only a Mother but a friend. Nicoles children were her children whom she loved dearly. She will be missed by all. May she now rest in peace with the knowledge that we all loved her dearly.

Vangie Tuguinayo (Previous caregiver)

Entered April 14, 2019 from Mississauga

I will deeply miss you my lady.....


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