Melanie Schonewille Remembrance Page

In by Mark Smith

For donations in honour of Mel, that will be used to support research on her cancer.

$21,550.00 donated
13 Donors

If you knew her, you loved her.

Melanie passed away this morning and is now off on her next journey with her teal wings. We ask for no flowers but donations can be made in her name to ovarian cancer research on this page.

Melanie loved life and we loved her. Mel had low-grade serous ovarian cancer. A rare cancer which affects approximately 1 in 1000 women in their lifetimes, who are often young like her. Your donations will go directly to research to find better treatments so that in the future, women with this cancer can have more time, and ultimately live a life beyond their diagnosis.

Thank you for your support.

  1. Mark Smith

    A bequest donated in memory of Melanie Schonewille 13/10/71 - 14/09/19, she went down fighting and would like to see others given the chance to beat this disease.
  2. Lisa Allcott

    In memory of our lovely cousin, Melanie Schonewille
  3. Azelis New Zealand Ltd

    To help fight this horrible disease that stole Melanie Schonewille too soon
  4. Lynne Dyer

    Many from our family have been taken by cancer and fought for their lives like Mel. I hope this will help with research as in this day and age no one should be dying from cancer.
  5. Maree Wakelin

    For a very courageous lady, who fought such a hard battle, Rest In Peace beautiful Mel ❤️
  6. Diane Flyger

    In loving memory of Melanie Schonewille who fought ovarian cancer with positivity and stubbornness, but lost her battle and flew with teal wings on 14 September 2019 to be the brightest star.
  7. Naomi Franklin

    Mel you will always be in my memories as such a strong woman with fun and laughter around
  8. Karina Masters

    In memory of Melanie's inspiration and fight, may it help others too. Always in my thoughts xx
  9. Anonymous

    In memory of Melanie Schonewille
  10. Ele Ludemann

    Sending deep sympathy to Melanie’s family and friends. I interviewed her for a media release for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and was very impressed with her determination to do all she could for women with this awful disease.
  11. Gillie McIntosh

    Beautiful Melly taken way too soon your strength and courage were unbelievable you have taught us all a great lesson through your journey will miss that gorgeous smile many happy memories go fly with those teal wings Mel until we meet again love you always xx
  12. Chris Schonewille

    Love to Melanie ... I love how you set out to share and inspire other women to watch out for this hateful disease, I hope this helps! ❤
  13. Jane Ludemann

    Wishing you much peace and sending love to your friends and family. You will be missed dear teal sister.