Francine and family
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, my condolences
The family of Leo T. Hamel announces with great sadness his passing at his home in Ville St-Laurent, QC on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the age of 88 years. Leo bravely finished his fight after a long struggle with diabetes. He left peacefully to go home to Jesus with the comfort of Doreen Hamel, his beloved wife and best friend of 62 years, at his bedside. Dear Dad of Leona, Francine (Murray), Leo (Bernadine), and Frankie. Cherished grandfather of Chelsea (Jason), Joey (Chantal), Amanda (Peter), and Kirstie (Chad). Proud great granddad of Carter, Aubrey, Jack, Scott, Elsbeth, Judith, Emilie and Jackson. He was predeceased by his parents Francis Hamel and Élise Fortin.
Leo was born in Magog, QC on April 26, 1932. He was exceptionally proud to have served as a police officer, Chief of Police, Director of Police and Captain of Detectives. His more than 20 years of loyal service had him protecting such communities as Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Omerville, Sawyerville, Lennoxville and Ascot Township. By the end of his career with the police force, he had amassed numerous awards and recognition for service and target shooting skills. Leo was also an accomplished singer and musician. He played bull bass, electric bass, and guitar. Memories of him strumming his guitar and singing his old favourites in the living room will forever remain etched in the minds and hearts of his family. Leo held such a deep love for his family and those feelings were always reflected in cards his family received from him. Most memorable and inspiring is Leo’s Christian faith. It was common to find him reading and studying the Holy Bible, highlighting passages that were especially meaningful to him, and there were many of them. Leo will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Due to COVID restrictions and other conditions, cremation will take place and the Celebration of Life and Interment will be held in Huntingville, QC at a later date.
For those wishing, memorial donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or Diabète Québec. You are welcome to share memories and online condolences at https://casshomes.ca.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Robert Kaud and to the palliative care team of The Palliative home-care Society of Greater Montreal for their care and compassion.
Thoughts of Grief, Remembrance and Love
Heavy are our hearts
As you are lifted up by Grace
Tho’ now beneath God’s Tender Mercy
Be your Eternal Resting Place
O, keep upon your cheek
The testimony of each, our last kiss
That in our Saviour’s Loving Embrace
They will prove how deeply you are missed
As Christ gives you His Perfect Peace
You, His Beloved Child; Home, in Paradise Above
Below, we remember, and go on with Faith
While on our hearts, we wear your love.
We love you … always