Hamlin (Hammy) Lorne MacDonnell
Hamlin (Hammy) Lorne MacDonnell, beloved husband of Lucy Davis of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the age of 44 years. Hammy was born on April 7, 1963 in Springdale, NF and was raised in Miramichi, NB. He has worked throughout the world as a mining engineer. In 2000 he moved to Calgary where he met Lucy and they built a life together. Although Calgary was home, Hammy continued to work abroad. Besides his loving wife Lucy Davis, Hammy is survived by Lucy's sons, William of Toronto, ON and Brian of Calgary, AB; father Angus MacDonnell of Miramichi, NB; brothers, Audie MacDonnell, Troy and Ann MacDonnell; sister Cheyenne Poirier; two nephews, Patrick and Cole; and a niece Jessica. He was predeceased by his mother Ethyle MacDonnell; and brother Ricky MacDonnell. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 28, 2008 in Miramichi, NB. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Hammy MacDonnell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.
To say I'm numb would be an understatement. Someone I used to babysit shouldn't be dead of a massive heart attack at the tender age of 44! It's beyond comprehension. My deepest condolences go to the family. Thanks to M & H for letting me 'borrow' Hammy's obit...and taking care of him before his journey home! Hammy...I'm so sorry I never made the time to meet you for that beer at the Kilt & Caber! Rest in peace