Hazel was warmly welcomed into Vancouver’s Scottish community on December 17, 1922 and released from her pain and suffering on May 30, 2011 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Margaret, sister Ruby and her loving husband William (Bill). Left to mourn their Mom are her son Dan Shaw of Ottawa and her daughter Dale Dianne Stewart (Ian)of Ladysmith. Grandma was extremely proud of her grandchildren: Collin and Erin Shaw; Shawn (Mandy) and Serra Stewart and her great-grandchildren: Shea, Bryce, Tia and Victoria.
Hazel lived 40 years in Steveston, as the wife of a fisherman and she was a founding member of the Steveston United Church women’s group. She was a dancer, a baker, a knitter, a gardener, a sewer and crocheterand a lover of animals. When she moved to Nanaimo 24 years ago, she resumed her lifelong membership with the Miriam Rebekahs, the women’s auxiliary to the International Order of Odd Fellows. She was very proud to be a part of this organization and the charitable work associated with them.
A memorial tea will be held on Tuesday June 7th at 12:30 pm at the Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Prideau Street, Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hazel’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #401-495 Dunsmuir, Nanaimo V9R 6B9
“And there’s a hand, my trusty friend!
And gives a hand ‘o thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for Auld Lang Syne” — Robbie Burns