BLOOD, HAZEL (nee Copley)

Hazel Blood, born in Lantzville BC in 1918, passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Travellers Lodge on Jan 17, 2008. Predeceased by her parents George and Ethel Copley (nee Thicke), her loving husband Doug, and by her sisters Florence Jones, Edith Hunter and brother George Copley Jr. Hazel is survived by her four sons, Stan (Marcy), Don (Carol Davies), John (Violet), and Brian (Jamie); her sister Gladys Maulsby, and by ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.A Lantzville pioneer, Hazel was born in the Copley farmhouse and raised on the farm. She attended the one-room Lantzville School and later boarded in Vancouver to attend Kitzilano High School. She married Doug Blood in 1936 and they resided on the Blood farm at the beach in Lantzville where they began raising their four boys. In 1952 the family moved to Burnaby where they operated first The Deb Confectionary and then Douglas Grocery, where Hazel was also Postmaster. In 1966 hazel and Doug returned to their farmland in Lantzville and established Shoregrove Resort. Hazel made many friends while operating the business, grew a big garden and entertained at her annual garden party. Hazel enjoyed travelling in the off-season and she and Doug made many happy trips. After Doug passed away in 1985, Hazel continued to be very active, with the support of a close circle of friends and relatives, and with her little dog Bridget. Hazel was a member of the Lantzville Historical Society and contributed material for a history book of the area. In recent years, progression of Alzheimer’s diminished her abilities, though not her indomitable spirit, and she’ll be remembered with love and laughter by all who knew her. The family sincerely thanks Dr. Spry and the staff at Nanaimo Travellers Lodge who provided such wonderful care for Hazel. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday January 25th at St. Philips by the Sea Anglican Church, 7113 Lantzville Rd. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Hazel’s memory to the Lantzville Society, PO. Box 206 Lantzville BC V0R 2H0.



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