Hazel passed on to her eternal home in the presence of her loving Lord Jesus on April 24, 2014 after a lengthy progressive illness. She will be loving remembered by her sister Marjorie Dergousoff, nephew Wayne Swetlishnoff, niece Wendy Sewtlishnoff and her many loving cousins and faithful friends.
She was a resident of Grand Forks for many years (since the early 1940’s) and a devoted servant of her Lord in the churches she attended.
Hazel was an avid sports fan, including bowling, hockey, curling and was a self-proclaimed “baseball nut”. Being very competitive, she actually participated in many of these sports. She loved to be a winner. The only annual GFI Baseball tournaments she missed were the years of her illness. As much as she loved food – baseball took precedence.
Hazel was a great cook and baker – wonderful aromas filled her home. She loved to entertain. Often packages of her goodies went to those who came to mind.
She dedicated many years to serving in church as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher and choir director. Her love of music was expressed in singing, playing the accordion and organ.
Hazel loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. One would often find her flowers in a bouquet gracing the dinner table. Sewing, knitting, crocheting were an expression of the finery she loved. Beautiful dollies softly draped and decorated her furniture completing the warmth of her home.
A Celebration of Life was held at Gospel Chapel on April 29th. Arrangements were entrusted to Grand Forks Funeral Home. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Hazel’s memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and/or the Arthritis Society of BC.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff and nurses at Hardy View Lodge, Rezansoff Manor for the wonderful care and support they provided. A special thank you to Hazel’s cousin Irene Donovan, friend Gillian Matthews and Hazel’s neighbor Rose Mitchell for their help and loving care. Love you more.