With broken hearts we mourn the loss of Melissa Renee Grenning. Melissa passed suddenly on August 3, 2018 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Melissa touched many lives in her time on earth. She will be greatly missed by her loving parents Debbie (Newell) and John Grenning, close sisters Nastasha (Keith) and Nicole (Steve), cherished nephews and nieces Connor, Cameron, Jayden, and Georgia, and her large circle of loving family and friends. In a world that is often too busy and insincere, Melissa was a true example of how to live a full life. Although she faced challenges, she lived a rich life full of gratitude and positivity. She deeply loved life and everyone in it. Melissa appreciated the simple things that would go unnoticed to others. She found joy in every day from her beloved Arthur, to dancing with Dad in the kitchen, to holding someone’s hand, to nighttime snuggles with Mom. Melissa loved her time at St. Matthews and looked forward to Friendship Club every day. Melissa’s smile could light up anyone’s heart. In the midst of our sorrow, we simply do not know what we will do without her but find comfort in our memories of Melissa and remembering the joy and love she brought us. Melissa will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a true inspiration to all in her capacity for embracing love and life. The Grenning family extends their greatest gratitude and thanks to Patience Octavious, all the staff at St. Clare’s, especially Dr. Ian Macpherson, Dr. Mark Stefanelli, and all the nurses on 4 West. Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home (84 Lemarchant Road, St. John’s) with visitation held on August 7 & 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral will take place August 9 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thersea’s Church on Mundy Pond Road with reception to follow. Flowers are greatly accepted or donation to the Vera Perlin Society in Melissa’s memory. Melissa taught us more than we could ever teach her. Our sunshine has been taken, but our love shines brighter than ever with our memories.