Ethel Margaret HAZELL

Ethel Margaret Hazell passed away Dec. 14, 2002, at her home. After a lengthy illness our beautiful Mom and friend has passed over to meet her beloved Bert. Since nothing is terminal, merely transitional, they are both ever so happy now.

Ethel was born Oct. 6, 1917 in Red Deer, AB. Together with Bert, they lived most of their working years in Vancouver and moved to Chilliwack in 1973 for their retirement years when Mom retired from BC Tel.

They were untiring volunteers in the community and had great fun in their many travels.

A close loving couple who nurtured us and our friends unconditionally, in a forever which has been their legacy to all of us.

Bert was called home at the age of 89 in 1997, but Ethel continued to be her bright, charming and ever-cheerful self. Indeed, with her superb sense of humour, she’d delightedly agree with Erma Bombeck’s purported epitaph, “Big deal! I’m used to dust.”

She was predeceased by her only sibling, Raymond. Ethel is survived by her three children: Vernon (Margaret) Hazell of Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia; Betty (Bob) Johnston of Chilliwack, and Jim (Viv) Hazell of Cranbrook; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a further 10 grands and 25 greats to whom she was just “Granny”, and many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.

She was a joy to us all — one fine lady.

Special thanks to her three Chilliwack grandchildren, Karen, Kelly and Lisa who provided such tremendous love and support over these difficult years. Bless you.

Our gratitude as well to the kindness of Joan Goosen and to the home support staff for their gentle care.

We welcome friends to join us in a celebration of her life on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 2:00 p.m. at 9504 Hazel St., Chilliwack.

In lieu of flowers, it would be her wish that you simply remember in this… ”WHAT NEXT?!” world, to everyday show and tell “I love you!” to those we care about.

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