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 Melvin Glenn “Mel” Hamilton

Melvin Glenn “Mel” Hamilton

Birth
Warner, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death 20 Aug 2012 (aged 83)
Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Plot Block C29 Lot C10 Lair E07
Memorial ID 100495486 · View Source
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MEL (MELVIN) HAMILTON of Lethbridge beloved husband of Mary, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2012 at the age of 83 years.

Mel was born in Warner, AB on June 19, 1929 (According to legend Mel was born 2 minutes before his younger twin brother) He moved to Lethbridge with his family in the fall of 1932. He attended LCI High School and remained in Lethbridge. Mel married Mary Kresnoak on April 14, 1950 and together they started a family of their own.

Mel held several jobs in the area including working for Canadian Pacific Railways, the City of Lethbridge, Fred King Motors, Canada Life Assurance and King's Row Builders.

Mel had strong family and community ties to the city. He became a member of the 20th Independent Field Battery in 1950 and retired as Commanding Officer with the Rank of Major in 1971. Mel was an active member of both the Kiwanis Club and the I.O.O.F, as well as along standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Local Chapter of the A.N.A.F. Mel enjoyed curling and was a member of the team that won the Ford Senior Men's Curling Championship for the 1997-98 season.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Pavllis Hamilton, his sister Voan Masson all of Lethbridge.


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  • Created by: Bear Hugs
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100495486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Glenn “Mel” Hamilton (19 Jun 1929–20 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100495486, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Bear Hugs (contributor 47810210) .