September 24, 1949 – August 28, 2021
It is with heavy hearts we advise that Donald (Donnie) Alwin Gammel, passed away on August 28, 2021 with his family by his side.
Donnie was born September 24, 1949 in Meadow Lake Saskatchewan and is survived by his soulmate of 51 years Lorretta; sons Raymond (Lisa), Kenny (Vanessa), Duane (Brandi) and grand children Evan, Jason, Madelyn, Elizabeth, Hewson, Kolby, Jackson and Aubree.
Donnie is further survived by his mother Edith, brothers Emil (Mary), Gary (Anita), Ervey Gammel and sisters Darlene (Don) Brown and Joyce Donchi.
Donnie is predeceased by his father Chris and sister Evelyn.
Donnie started working at Fadear Creek Lumber in Louis Creek in 1965 until 2003 when the Tolko Mill burned down during the McLure /Barriere wildfire. He continued to work various jobs and ended his career as a driver for Home Hardware in Fort McMurray AB, at the age 67.
Donnie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, golfing and playing fastball during his younger years. One of his quirks was he was always whistling a tune while he worked. He was very easy going and made a lot of friends; Donnie will be sorely missed by his loving family and all that knew him.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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