Callihoo, Melissa Paige
Our hearts are beyond broken. Our beautiful Melissa chose to end her life on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 31. Deep down, she was suffering and decided that she couldn’t face it any longer.
Melissa will be lovingly remembered by her parents Vicki Callihoo (Hugh McVie), Paul Callihoo; cherished sister to Courtney (Kyle Straub), Meagan, Lindsay (Megan van Rijt) and Ali; beloved step sibling to Ryan Mcvie (Tiffany), Lindsay and David. Melissa was the fun aunt to Parker, Paige and Daisy. She will be fondly remembered by her aunts, uncles and cousins, Leslie Cole, Mark, Travis (Carolyn), Derek (Saroeun), Dean (Lindsay), Cindy Thuswaldner, Andrew, Nick (Natalie), Emily Soras (Peder), Tracy Felice, Simon, Gen, Maddie and Brian Callihoo (Sherrill).
Melissa was often the life of the party and you could hear her laughter from all parts of the house, which is always what we will remember. But she struggled and had experienced the loss and tragedy of suicide before, and over time it took its toll.
We will always remember Melissa for who she was and the personality she had. We all love you and will miss you incredibly. Nothing will ever really feel the same. At least you are with Grams now, I'm sure she loves the company.
Friends may visit at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.) Nepean on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service in the chapel at 12 noon
In lieu of flowers, donations to Do it for Daron, Serenity Renewal, or the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated.
To send flowers to Melissa's family, please visit our floral section.
DIFD - Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON K1Z 7K4
Serenity Renewal for Families
202-2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa ON K1G 4K3
Ottawa Humane Society
245 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean ON K2E 1A6