With great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Lawrence (Larry) Hamelin at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Larry is survived by his adoring wife, Marilyn, of 50 years and his beloved daughters Kim (Bill) Hest, children Cole, Riley, and Brody; Kerri Hawser, children Cameron and Lukus; Tammy (Mike) Paquette, children Allison and Jaime; Nicole (Ryan) Neuwirth, children Ben and Scotty. He is also survived by his close brother-in-law Jim (Pat) Schellenberg, Dennis (Jackie) Schellenberg, Wayne (Marilyn) Schellenberg, Arlene Klassen and Jean Hamelin, as well as many nieces, nephews and the wonderful friends in his life.
Because he had Christ in his heart it gave him great peace and his family great comfort. He is now safe in the arms of our heavenly Father. Until we meet again. We love you and miss you.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 3030B 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A5 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 401-495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6B9. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca