August 12, 1917 –March 19, 2015
On Thursday, March 19 Hazel passed peacefully at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay, BC at the tender age of 97 years. Predeceased by husband Dave, son Bobby, grandson Joel, and six brothers and sisters, Hazel is fondly remembered by son David (Lucille Doucet), daughter-in-law Sandra, grandchildren Stephanie (Andrew), Daniel, Patrick, Joyce, Sara (Dale) and Trevor, her seven sweet great-grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews.
Hazel was born on the farm, near Hume, Saskatchewan, where with her eight siblings, she was raised by her loving parents
Albert and Faye Rodine. Hazel loved growing up on the farm: playing store, chasing chickens, and tending the cows. She attended a one-room school at Hume and loved her studies and her teachers. Hazel attended Success Business College in Regina, Saskatchewan and while working at the Regina Leader Post met her future husband and life partner Dave. She went on to establish her own public stenographic reporting business in Regina, which she operated until the early 1980s.
Hazel loved flower gardening, but also fast cars. Her two pet
prizes were the rose garden at her Regina home, and her 65
Hazel’s family wishes to thank all at Glacier View Lodge for the exceptional love, compassion and care provided to Hazel, (she was known among some at the Lodge as Her Highness), with avery special thank you to Dr. Eva Hemmerich of Comox.
A Celebration of Memories will take place Friday March 27
at 3:00pm, at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road
Courtenay. Cremation has already taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Glacier
View Lodge, 2450 Back Rd, Courtenay, BC, V9N 8B5.