Avril Mabel Gemmell (nee' Byrne). August 16, 1943 - Jan 10,2023. Passed away peacefully in Hamilton.
Survived by her husband, Andrew, son Michael (Cheryl), granddaughter Meredith, brother Michael (Anne), and sister Colleen (George), as well as relatives in Canada and the UK. Predeceased by her parents, Bernard Mike Byrne and Mabel Magee.
Avril was born in Crumlin, Northern Ireland, and lived in an extraordinary number of places throughout her life: St John's, Halifax, Fort Churchill, Saskatoon, Belfast (UK), Boston (USA), Deep River, Ottawa-Hull, Lima (Peru), Niagara on the Lake, and Hamilton. She worked in a secretarial capacity, fondly remembering especially her work for several parliamentarians.
Avril always had a sense of fashion and style to match every occasion, maintaining a great love of travel, and of gardening when at home. She cultivated an abiding interest in politics and history and never lost touch with her roots.
Visitation will take place at MA Clark Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington Ave., Hamilton, on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Donations to Diabetes Canada or the Kidney Association of Canada appreciated.