Mary, Hazel’s daughter, called to let us know that our beloved friend, Hazel, passed away @4:20PM on Friday, May 15, ’09.
We have been in Christian friendship with Hazel for many years. She has truly been an intercessor for our ministry and each of us. She has been a counsellor, a Mother and Christian friend. I have so enjoyed talking and praying with her weekly and sometimes more often. Our pattern as part of our church outreach was to call her each Sunday and sing “Amazing Grace” among many of her favorite hymns.
We’ve enjoyed shopping for her and finding her the latest fashions in clothes and hats. She loved hats! We have not words to say how much we will miss her and the outpouring of love she extended to us in so many ways.
Our prayers, thoughts and love now reach out to her family in their time of sorrow and grieving as well as rejoicing knowing their Mother has made it safely to her Eternal Home.
Hazel has lived an exemplary life in her community and you only hear words of praise by all that knew her. She attended church regularly. She worked right up until her last fall when she broke her hip. She always had time for her family and friends.
I know each of you will have a story to write so I will not try to tell all. But, I know I can say for all of us, Hazel, you will truly be missed and we will always love you.
Thanks to her family for allowing us to be a part of Hazel’s life right up to the very last minutes of her life. Blessings to all of you.