In Memory of




Obituary for Melanie Dawn Sexsmith

With heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Melanie Sexsmith in Peterborough, Ontario on January 18, 2024 at the age of 71.

Melanie was the loving daughter of the late Percy and the late Jean (nee Park) Sexsmith.

She is the dear sister of Zane Sexsmith and Bonnie Sexsmith. She is predeceased by her sisters Sheila and Sharon and by her brothers Shawn, Kim and Blythe.

She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

From an early age, Melanie developed a special bond with animals. Over the years, she owned several cats including her cherished Sal, her “cuddle kitty”. Melanie also volunteered with several animal charities including the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.

Melanie spent the majority of her working years in various roles with Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) both in Toronto and Peterborough.

Melanie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved travelling, good food, and wine. Melanie was a life-long learner of spirituality and self-development. It brought her much joy and comfort throughout her life.

At Melanie’s request cremation has taken place. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate her life will take place at a later date.