Gar Hammel

1939 - 2013

Peacefully at his Wiarton residence, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Garwood Carl Lorne Hammel at the age of 73 years. Loving husband and best friend to Carolyn (nee Steffler) for over 51 years. Devoted father of Lorna Vander Ploeg and her partner Glenn Lalonde, of Listowel; Dawn and her husband Scott Concordia, of Wiarton; and Brett Hammel and his partner Kathryn Anderson, of Blackstock. Cherished grandfather of Natasha McCoy (partner Tihshawn Brown), Marshall McCoy, Paige Concordia, Andrew Concordia, and Hailey Hammel. Brother of Darol Hammel (Delores); and brother-in-law of Dale Steffler (Jan), of Penetanguishene, and Barry Steffler (Susan), of Wiarton. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Lorenz and Rubina; and a brother-in-law Murray Steffler. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, August 9 for visitation from 12-3 pm, where a service to celebrate Gar's life will be conducted from the chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation has occurred. Interment in Oxenden Cemetery on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated
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