Posted: September 17th, 2021

January 22, 1943 – September 14, 2021


The story of his life may be over but his legacy will live on.

On September 14, 2021, Larry John Hamel closed his eyes and peacefully left this world.

He is survived by the love of his life for over 47 years Mardi. Their love was one that welcomed a family of four children, grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Larry’s life will live on in his children Scott (Janet), Troy, Christina Poirier and Kerri Sandford (Jeff). While his children captured his heart, his grandchildren were his treasures.

Sarah Loslo (Ian), Craig Poirier, Sheldon and Akacia Hamel, Jackson and Kendall Hamel, Charlatan and Bokken Sandford and great granddaughter Penelope Loslo will carry the memories of their Papa and lessons he taught them in only a way a grandfather could teach.

Larry was a man of few words but had a heart filled with love, devotion and pride for his family.

He loved history and there was never a day when he didn’t pick up one of his history books and read for hours on end. He always believed we could never move forward without knowing where we have been.

So many of the life lessons he taught his children and grandchildren came from his time in uniform as a young man who served his country. It was the love of his country that no matter where he travelled to, he proudly displayed the Canadian flag on every lapel and hat brim.

His time to stand guard is over and he is now flying free.

He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Bernice Hamel, brothers Cecil, Orval, Victor, Raymond and sisters Delein and Vernice.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held with a private gathering at a later date.

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