March 11, 1930 – April 21, 2014
Hazel passed away peacefully in NRGH after a short illness, in the loving arms of her family. Hazel was born in Nanaimo and grew up on Prideaux Street with her older brother Dennis. She was a gentle woman who raised six children with energy and care.
Hazel was an avid gardener, loved birds and enjoyed other hobbies such as knitting, reading, poetry writing, swimming, paper tole, and tai chi. In her later years mom enjoyed all the activities and the company of good friends at Long Lake Chateau. She is predeceased by husbands Harry Allen (1988) and John Godfrey (2011). Hazel will be missed and remembered with love by children: Emily Edwards (Robin), Norman Allen (Maureen), Janette Straumfjord (Andy Green), Jill Maibach, David Allen (Elaine), Derek Allen and grandchildren Myles, Graeme, Terra, Brett, Sonja, Meagan, Joel and greatgrandaughter Morgan, greatgrandson Mason.
Hazel will be interred in Nanaimo Cemetary with mother Mabel Milburn and beside her father Jonathan. No service by request. Donations in Hazel’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.