Melvin John Pope

27th August 1946 - 28th January 2020
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POPE Melvin John (Pvt. 980795) Passed away unexpectedly at Southland Hospital on Tuesday 28th January 2020, aged 73. Dearly loved husband of Coralie. Loved Father of Louise Pope and Peter Hamilton, and Nigel Pope (Mackay/Australia). Loved brother of the late Raymond, Joy and Duncan Mclean, Betty and John McDonald. Loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. As per Melvin’s wishes a private service will be held. Messages to 104 Centre Street Invercargill 9812 or to Melvin’s tribute page at


We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Brian & Carolyn Pope, Winton
So sad lovely man he was one of my favorites at Vickery court loved poping in for a yarn with him most days .
Kate, Invercargill
Deepest Sympathy to you all.
Our thoughts sre with you.
Karen and Doug Sinclair, Invercargill
Farewell old friend Our trip to southand a few weeks ago was well timed We had a lot of good times together trips to central and especially Naseby I got you into growing spuds and you became the man to go to at xmas A shearer and rugby player of note and a good guy . Our condolences to all the family goodbye old mate rest in peace
Neil&Annette Mclean, WHANGAREI
So sad to read of Melvins passing. I really enjoyed my times shearing with him and loved to catch up from time to time for a yarn over the years. A man who loved the land.
Ray Waghorn, Invercargill
Farewell Uncle Melvin. I do remember you being a great shearer and the Christmas Day picnics we had in the Hokonui's. R.I.P
Tracey McLean, Christchurch