Posted: May 24th, 2019

May 8, 1933 ~ May 19, 2019

Meinrad Joseph Hammel passed away unexpectedly in Leader, Saskatchewan with all of his children by his side on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the age of 86 years. Meinrad is survived by his beloved wife, Bertha; children, Lloyd (Jamie), Bill (Lissa), Sandra (Larry) Stenerson and Tom; grandchildren, Teela (Matt), Tristan, Ashley, Taylor, Devyn, Destiny and Jessica (Keagan); great-grandchildren, Dylon, Liam, Tatum, Steele and Kasher as well as numerous nieces, nephews and members of Bertha’s family. Meinrad’s long career started with him working for nearby farmers at a young age. His passion for horses later led him to be a range rider for various community pastures throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Meinrad then took a position as an elevator agent for Federal Grain and Pool. In 1976, Meinrad and Bertha purchased the grocery store in Abbey and named it Hammel’s Store. They took great pride in the family run business until 1995 when they moved to the family farm south of Lemsford, farming there with his sons until 2009 before retiring to Medicine Hat. Meinrad was a man of very few words and saved most of them for teasing his grandchildren, especially when they least expected it. He loved the farm life immensely and was often found humming while he worked around the farm. Meinrad enjoyed his life in the condo and his favourite pastime was playing cards or pool with his many friends. As per Meinrad’s wishes, a private family time of remembrance will be held. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Meinrad’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #340A Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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  1. Dwayne and Joyce Thompson says:

    So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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