HAMEL

HAMEL Mr. Thomas "Tom" Hamel of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the age of 73 years. Tom was born on September 23, 1935 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He resided in Rimbey for many years, and serviced the Rimbey community for over twenty years with Hamel's Septic and Pump Service. At the same time, Tom also raised Red Angus cattle, every aspect of which he truly enjoyed. "His memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his family and friends." Tom will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Eldean; his son, Terry Hamel of Rimbey; as well as his two sisters, Ann Kolke of Salmon Arm, B.C.; and Marie Phaneuf of Vananda, B.C.; in addition to many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and close friends. Tom was predeceased by numerous family members. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Tom's Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Cremation took place in Edmonton, Alberta. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Tom's Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #101, 5208 – 53 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5K2. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net Funeral Arrangements for the Late Mr. Thomas "Tom" Hamel entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. Rimbey, Alberta Telephone 403-843-4445


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