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HAMEL, Elizabeth (nee Jefferson)

May 5, 1934 – Bear River, Nova Scotia
June 28, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Elizabeth Hamel of Calgary, AB, died on June 28, 2019 at the age of 85 years surrounded by her loving family.

Elizabeth is survived by her five children with whom she had rich relationships, Charles (Carmen), Pierre (Julie), Christine (Alfred), Lisa and Robert (Justine); four siblings, Charles, Kit, Anne and David, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; her eldest brother John died in 2018. She was a loving supportive Oma to her five wonderful grand-daughters, Julia, Megan, Kelsey, Maya and Sophie.

She was predeceased by her military husband Jean in 2007 after fifty-two years of marriage.

Elizabeth’s nursing career spanned forty-two years in Quebec City and Montreal. She and her husband Jean moved to Calgary, AB, in 1997 where three of her children were living. She made lasting friendships through her involvement with the Newcomers of Calgary, volunteer work in Edgemont and most notably with fellow active nature lovers of the Second Sixties Outdoor Club of which she is an Honorary Member.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home.

The family wish to express deep gratitude to all her very supportive friends as well as her doctor, Dr. Vincy Yam, oncologist, Dr. Mona Shafey, the caring medical staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the palliative home care team.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Knox United Church online at or cheques made payable to Knox United Church and mailed to 506 4 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1S7. Condolences may be forwarded through

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  1. Chuck, Carmen & family – so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother – you have been a wonderful son and provided such support to your mom on her final journey – she was, I’m sure, proud of her children and grandchildren..we are thinking of you at this time.. Liz & Peter

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  2. Bill (Cowboy) Fenton

    Chuck, Carmen, and family

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

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  3. Sue Favero (Jefferson)

    Charles, Pierre, Christine, Lisa and Robert and your families,
    We were so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. I will cherish the fond memories I have of my Aunt Elizabeth. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please take care.
    Love, Sue Favero (Jefferson)

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