On behalf of the David and Grace Gourlie and son Richard (my dad) line of the family, I want to express our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Decades ago, there was a concerted effort by our extended Gourlie family to gather each year as to not lose touch. These reunions were held in Mayville, Neosho, Lebanon, Juneau and other locations over the years. I remember Melf from the early days of these events. I always loved the interactions between him and his brother Dennis. Great brothers they were and I will always have those fond memories. But as time goes on, families grow, people move, patriarchs and matriarchs of each of our families pass on and with them some of the magic. Yet family ties never die. You will always be our family and we wish you comfort and great faith at this difficult time. To you Melf for a life well lived.
To the Family of Duane. You have my deepest sympathy. Duane was a classmate and well known to all . It isn't easy to have a loved one leave us. Faith in our God is the comfort we ask to keep us going. Love from all. Lois Thorn
Denise and family, Jim and I, are so sorry for your loss. We can't make the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Melf was an amazing man, and his loss will be felt by many. God Bless!
We express our sympathies in prayers to the you and families in passing of Melf who was a true comendian and actor with no boundries was great entertainer to the lives he touched leaving many fond memories...Melf will always be remembered for his talents and personalities...he will missed...prayers to everyone...
Denise and family, It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest sympathy to all of you. May it help to know that many people share your sorrow. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy to Denise and the entire family. Melf was a great guy and I always looked up to him as an excellent example of a father, friend and athlete.
He will be missed but never forgotten
Denise & family, so very sorry for your loss. He lead a good life and will be missed by many. What a legacy!
So sorry for your loss
Sincere condolences go out to Melfs wife Denise and family. I shared so many good times with him. Especially many baseball memories. Best catcher I ever played with. Will miss him on facebook.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Deepest condolences to you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of Melf's passing. I was blessed to be able to share the stage w him.
Thinking of all of you with sympathy & hoping you’ll find comfort in all the great memories. May the love of God give you peace.
Denise, You have my sympathy and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
My Prayers go out to Grandpa Gourlie's (as we always referred to him) family. He was one of the Greatest men I have had the pleasure of knowing. He took me and my boys in like family from the day he met us. Rest easy, you are not in pain anymore. You and your smile will be missed. Love you, Brigit and family. ❤️
Deepest sympathy to you and your family! May the happy times you shared bring comfort to you.
Simply and truly a great guy. Melf always brought the best out of people.
People like him make the world a better place.
Denise and family, we are sorry for the loss of Melf. He was a great man and will be missed. He is now an angel looking down on you. You and your family are in our prayers.