Melody Francine Carter

May 9th, 2021

Melody Francine (deBoer) Carter


It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of our beautiful daughter, sister, wife and mother, Melody Francine (deBoer) Carter after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Melody was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta on August 17, 1984 and passed away peacefully holding her mother’s hand in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Melody was always a spirited, energetic and caring person. She grew up in Whitecourt, Alberta and attended St. Mary and St. Joseph Schools, graduating in 2002. She moved to Calgary in 2004 after meeting Adam. She loved camping with Adam, Vance and Zara and their furry friend, Mika. She worked very hard to get her Medical Device Reprocessing Technician training and enjoyed working with the staff at High River General Hospital and the Rockyview General Hospital. She loved butterflies, reading books and watching the Calgary Flames.

Melody is lovingly remembered by her husband and love of her life, Adam Carter; children, Vance (14) and Zara (10); her parents, Pete and Annette deBoer of Whitecourt; brother, Jonathan; sister, Nicole (Dawson Cooper); mother and father-in-law, Helen and Stan Carter of Meath Park, Saskatchewan; sisters-in-law, Heather (Doug) and Crystal; numerous nieces and nephews; her grandparents, Paul and Frances Bogner of Berwyn, Alberta; and Tina deBoer of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Melody was pre-deceased by her grandfather, Harry deBoer 

If you wish to make a donation in Melody’s name, please consider contributing to an Education Fund for Melody’s children Vance and Zara or to the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary. Please contact for details on how to donate to the children’s Education Fund. It was one of Melody’s final requests that family and friends spread the word about how prevalent, and how deadly malignant metastatic melanoma can be – please wear sunscreen!

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a Private Funeral Celebrating Melody's Life will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.


07.15.21 Dear Adam , Vance and Zara , I just thought about Mel as i was on my way back to BC and I grabbed my facebook to send her a msg and saw this. Im so sorry, my heart breaks for you all . She was such a great person she loved her family sooooo much ! Although we hadnt seen each other in some time I always sent her love and good vibes. I wish I could have seen her once more just to tell her I love her

RIP Melody...We will never forget our kind hearted neighbor and friend! God truly does take the good ones first! Much love and condolences to Adam, Vance and Zara and all the rest of her family and friends oxox

Pete, Annette, Jonathan, Nicole; my deepest condolences on your loss. I remember Melody's zest, enthusiasm, and optimism. May your faith and memories give you strength during this time of sorrow.

Our condolences for the Carter & deBoer Families. We have kept Melody & Family in our Prayers through this very difficult time. Please know our hearts are filled with warmth & love for you all. The picture you chose Annette, Peter, Adam & family is a beautiful picture of Melody. She is looking down on all of you with that gorgeous smile & sending love to you 'ALL'. An angel watching over you! Virtual Hugs being sent from North Vancouver, BC & from Newberg, Oregon.~~~~~~~Jacqueline Scott & Ron Watson in BC & Michael Howe in Oregon. xoxo

My thoughts and condolences to the entire family. Cherish the memories and live life to the fullest.

Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way on butterfly wings. May God hold you all close in your time of sorrow.

My deepest sympathy to Melody's family at this time. You will always be in our prayers.

Sending my condolences, love, and prayers, Annette. So sorry you're going through this.

So very sorry for your loss of Melody. Eventho our faith tells us we should rejoice that Melody is with God, it is still difficult for those left behind not to feel sad and lonely! May His peace and the comfort of family and friends help see you thru this difficult time!

Rest in peace Melody, you'll be missed dearly.

Adam, Vance and Zara. Peter and Annette, I have kept all of you and Melody in my prayers over the past few months. I pray the Lord in His Mercy will hold you all to his heart as He did His friends, Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Remember, Jesus said to us, "My peace I give to you, my peace I leave with you."

My deepest condolences to Melody's family, especially to Adam, Vance and Zara and her parents and siblings. Sisters from coast to coast were holding her in prayer during these very difficult months. We continue to remember her family as you grieve. Though she has returned to the Loving Mystery from which she came, she will never be too far from you. May butterflies remind you of her love that never dies.

I am so sorry for your loss. Melody was a strong and vibrant woman who always made me smile. She will be missed.

To the Carter and deBoer families, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all the cherished memories of Melody keep your family smiling. The picture you have chosen is perfect - it reflects her beautiful soul. God Bless, Laureen and John Foster

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