Nov. 8, 1920 – Feb. 15, 2005
It is with great sorrow we advise the passing of our mother. Mom passed away peacefully at home with family and friends at her side. Hazel was born in Gleichen, Alta. Her family later moved to B.C. in the 1930’s and eventually to the Cariboo where she devoted her life to ranching and raising her family. Mom was small but mighty. With strong hands, a lot of courage and a sense of humour, no feat she faced was ever too large for Mom to handle. Although her passion in life was for cattle and horses, she could also do almost anything that needed to be done, this included driving lumber truck, log scaling, operating and repairing her farm equipment and we also remember watching her operate a cat to clear her farm land. With the help and support of some special and enduring friends, the years she spent showing her Simmental cattle were of the most memorable for her. Above all accomplishments, the time she spent with her family, encouraging, guiding and sharing, brought her the most pleasure. Mom will be sadly missed. Hazel is survived by four daughters: Eileen (Don), Sundre, Alta.; Dayle (Franklin), Green Lake, B.C.; Luanne of Horse Lake, B.C. and Sadie (Gordon) 100 Mile House, B.C.; one granddaughter Nychole (Emma), Vancouver, B.C.; one grandson Dwayne (Fay), Winfield, Alta.; two great grandchildren, Amelia and Tehl, Winfield, Alta.; two brothers Dale (Coletta), Quesnel, B.C.; Ralph, Gleichen, Alta.; and one sister Dorothy of Vancouver, B.C. She also leaves to mourn her special friends Darrin Brady, Gus Horn, Penny Dixon, Gary Cleveland and the Pincott boys. No service by request. A celebration of life to be held in early summer.