Melvina Hummel

Obituary of Melvina Hummel

March 6, 1927 – Cluny, Alberta

January 3, 2023 - Okotoks, Alberta



The family of Melvina Hummel is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at the age of 95 years.


Melvina was born in Cluny, AB.  Raised on a farm with a large family. Mel’s early years were difficult, but full of worthwhile lessons of family first, hard work, and the love of God and Church.   By necessity, Melvina acquired amazing skills in the kitchen and was a tremendous cook and baker.  She loved nothing more than a huge family meal with far too much food.  She was a very talented singer, whose voice rose throughout Calgary Central SDA Church for years.  But above all, she will be remembered by all as a warm, congenial, giving and forgiving person.  Those touched by her grace will be forever in her debt.


Melvina is survived by her brothers, Merv (Marge) Fox, Ken (Bernice) Fox, and Alfred (Kathy) Fox; sister Audrey (Dick) Nemeth, son Doug Hill (Edie), daughter Caron (Bob) Redgate, and daughter Dennice (Lonny) Petersen, her stepchildren, Barbara Ford,  Richard (Maureen) Hummel, Pete (Manon) Hummel, Reinhardt (Lill) Hummel; numerous Hummel grandchildren, along with her grandchildren Sean (Paula) Hill, Steven (Kim) Hill, Kristen Moreau, and Richard (Carmen) Petersen  In addition, Melvina was blessed with numerous great-grandchildren.


Melvina was predeceased by her first husband of 27 years, Harold Hill, and her second husband of 40 years, Herbert Hummel.  She was also predeceased by fifteen siblings. 


She now rests knowing she was loved by many, and is waiting to see her Savior, Jesus Christ.


A Memorial Service will be held at the Calgary Central SDA Church, (1920 13 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB) on April 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to ADRA (Humanitarian Agency) at 20 Robert St. W, Newcastle, Ont. L1B 1C6.  


The family would like to thank the wonderful care provided to Mel by Sasha Bryce, Vialetta Atrill, and the staff at the Brenda Stafford Foundation Tudor Manor in Okotoks.


In living memory of Melivna Hummel, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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