After a courageous four year battle with cancer, Hazil passed away peacefully on September 9th, 2013 at Haven Hill in Penticton, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Clifford Rorick, brothers Herb and Art, and sister Mable.
She was born in Kenville, Manitoba, married Clifford at the International Falls, Minnesota, and moved to BC in 1944. Many travels and life experiences carried them to their retirement years. In their retirement years they moved to Penticton, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Warfield hall.
While Clifford was alive, they spent many of their hours volunteering to the Seniors Centre. Hazil played piano and sang in a Retiree Band for many years, which was one her loves in life. There was always an adventure to be had, dancing shoes to sparkle and a meal to put on. She was up
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Hazil it was all about the family, and everyone felt like she was their family. She was loved and respected for her generosity, kindness and integrity. She gave her time to many organizations. She led by example and generated her love for life in everything she did. Her true love of sewing brought her to run and manage her own store, “Rainbow Drapery” in Grand Forks. It was a familiar site for her to wear a measuring tape around her neck and always have a plan of her next project. She will be dearly missed by her children Karen, Laurie, Dennis, Linda and Raymond, 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and sisters Verna and Laura. She was a bright light and great support to her family. Hazil was a humble person, and made no wish of having a service. There will be a private family gathering in May of 2014.
A special thank you to the staff at Haven Hill, the special care and attention to assist Hazil to her last moments, is above and beyond great care, we thank you for your kindness and quiet assistance.