After a brave two-year struggle against cancer, Gene Hammell passed away surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, May 26 at Hospice Simcoe, at the young age of 48.
Gene was an excellent guitar player, a great lover of rock music, a long-time volunteer with Barrie Out of the Cold and an avid outdoorsman. He was a giving father, loving husband and a reliable friend.
Gene is survived, loved, and remembered by his loving wife Lise-Anne (nee Mireault), devoted daughters Ashley, Stephanie, and Kaeli, pseudo-sons Adam and Stan, mother Sylvia, younger sister Sheri and her partner Marco. Gene will also be sadly missed by the many loving uncles, aunts, extended family and friends whose lives his presence touched and improved.
The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at RVH and Hospice Simcoe who took such great care of Gene and his family.
Visitation will be held from 6pm-9pm, Sunday, June 2 , Celebration of Life ceremony and reception Monday, 11:30am, all to be held in the Canadian Room at the ANAF club, on George St in Barrie.