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Melanie Dawn (Rya) WICKETT

August 19, 1958 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Melanie Wickett share that she passed away on August 7th, 2023, at the Long-Term Care Facility of Rose Villa in Rosetown at the age of 64 years. Melanie is survived by her son, Ryan (Amber), grandchildren (Cohen, Hadley, & Beckham); mother Geraldine Rya; mother-in-law; Donna Wickett; sister Shelley Moen (Marlin); sister-in-law Donna Wickett; nephews, Bradley Wickett (Wife; Shannon, Children; Addison & Hudson), Tyler Wickett (Wife; Laura, Children; Leonardo, Oscar, Maverick, Ophelia, and Estelle), and Mitch Pisiak (Amanda McNabb); niece, Calla Pisiak (Mike Purdy).

Melanie was predeceased by her husband Randall Wickett, father Norman Rya, father-in-law George Wickett, brother-in-law Terry Wickett. Melanie's legacy of kindness, dedication, and love will forever resonate in the hearts of those she touched.

Born to Norman and Geraldine Rya in Saskatoon in 1958, Melanie's life journey was characterized by her strength, optimistic demeaner, and her unwavering commitment to community service. Her boundless heart led her to become an active member of several service groups, including the Rosetown Music Festival, Grief Support Group, Red Hat Society, UCW, WI, and Beta Sigma Phi. Through these affiliations, Melanie demonstrated her belief in the power of unity and her passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others.

It was during her time at the University of Saskatchewan, where Melanie pursued her education degree, that she crossed paths with the love of her life, Randy. A farmer from Rosetown, Randy was attending the 2-year vocational agriculture course at U of S. Their meeting marked the beginning of a beautiful journey together, as they found in each other's company a bond that would shape their lives and leave an enduring mark on their family and friends. During this time Melanie would work in the Dinsmore school as a teacher and the TD Bank in Rosetown as a teller, alongside her duties as a farm wife.

Family was at the heart of Melanie's world. Her son Ryan's marriage to Amber brought her great happiness. As they grew their family the addition of Cohen, Hadley, and Beckham as her grandchildren became a source of unending joy, filling her life with warmth and love.

As we honor Melanie's memory, let us reflect on the indelible impact she made through her strength, kindness, love, and her unwavering commitment to service. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Rosetown Minor Athletics Association.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Melanie's Life was held at the Rosetown United Church on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Let us remember her legacy by embracing the values she embodied - love, compassion, and the power of connections that enrich our lives.


Funeral Service
August 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Rosetown United Church
2nd Avenue East
Rosetown, SK S0L 2V0


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