Melissa Ann Soto


It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of Melissa Ann Soto, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

Melissa was born on March 16, 1979 in Calgary Alberta Canada and passed away on December 7, 2023 in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

Melissa was a loving person who lit up a room with her presence. She was an angel on earth, beautiful, kind, compassionate, sweet, brave, and courageous. She was a devoted wife to George, and a loving mother to Emily and Tristan. She was also a wonderful sister to Tabitha and daughter to Deborah and Thomas.

Melissa was a passionate person who loved life and made the most of every moment. She fought bravely for years to get more time with her family and friends, and defied every expectation given to her. She was a great listener, an incredible mother, and a loyal friend who was always there for those she cared about. It was her strength and reason to fight.

Melissa was a loving soul who gave to those in need. From buying the homeless meals, and sponsoring children around the world, to yearly Christmas toy donations even when funds were tight, she was always willing to lend a helping hand, especially when children were involved. She was a light in the darkness and her kindness and spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

Melissa will be deeply missed by her family and friends who will cherish the memories of her forever. We take comfort in knowing that her battle with cancer is now over, and she is now at peace in a better place. The heavens have gained an angel. May her memory be eternal.

Her family asks that donations in her name be made to any children’s organizations that help with health, nutrition, or acceptance.

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6 Condolences

Ginette, Peter & Brian Hinrichsen

Dear George, Tristan, and Emily,
It’s never easy to lose someone so dear, especially Melissa who was so thoughtful and caring. The memories of her kindness will forever linger as a testament to the beautiful soul she was.
She made the world a better place, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.
In this difficult time, please accept my deepest condolences. May the love and memories we shared with Melissa provide comfort and strength as we honour her legacy.

Jody and Monwa Xala

To George and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Though we did not have the good fortune to meet her, your love for Melissa shone through in your posts through the years. Through this difficult time, take solace in the fact that she will live on in your words, thoughts, and dreams. We are here for anything you may need.

Stephanie Thero

I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the moments of joy and resilience that defined Melissa’s spirit, and let those memories be a guiding light in the days to come. My thoughts are with you all.

Lori Melnychuk

George, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending deepest sympathies and condolences to you, Emily and Tristan, and your family and friends. Thinking of all of you and praying you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you shared together.

Tammy Thero-Soto

Melissa, my sister-in-law was the perfect example of grace. She was kind, loving and considerate to everyone around her. Melissa was a wonderful role model to me as I admired her patience and strength. She had a gentle demeanor and was incredibly giving to anyone in need. She loved children and her greatest pride and joy are in her own children, Emily and Tristan. I feel blessed to have had Melissa as my friend and sister and I will forever miss her and cherish her memory. Rest in peace sweet girl.

Tabitha James

Oh my sister how I love you dearly and so much. What I wouldn’t give to hear you say my baby sister I love you. I remember talking to you many times about if there ever came a time where you weren’t here with us how I would feel….but Missie I never imagined that it would be this painful. Never! It’s been a week today since I haven’t been able to talk to, call you, text you and tell you I love you in person. It’s been the worst week of my life. I miss you so much.
You are an amazing sister, daughter, mother, wife, friend and of course auntie. I say are because you still are all that, even being gone.
You and I had a great just over 43 years together. I was so lucky to call you mine. My big sister. I am proud of that and I am so proud of you and your amazing fight you gave. You gave it your all and I know you’d still be here if it was your choice.
My love for you will never change and I will keep your memory alive and share it with your niece and nephew you are a great auntie that was for sure.
My heart is broken right now and I am struggling but I know you are with us all in our hearts.
I miss you…
I love you my sissy…
I always will xoxo