Just a quick shout out to one of the greatest families I have ever met, The Hamel’s…all 12 of you.
I had only met their Dad a handful of times before, but I didn’t need many more introductions than that to know that all of the stories about him were true. We got to join his family and friends tonight in saying goodbye to him, and celebrating the amazing life he had.
He was an incredible man that led an incredible life.
His son, Dave, is one of our closest friends…and, one of those people that you just can’t ever seem to get enough of. The mere sound of this guy’s name makes everyone’s face light up, but not even close to what people’s faces are like when he’s talking to you.
Dave Hamel is, literally, a living legend. And, people like that come from other people like that. There is no doubt in my mind that Dave is the man he is because of the father that raised him.
So, with that, thank you Joe Hamel, for being the man you were…and, raising the family you did.