LAZIER, Hazel Maude (Thornton) - 1920 - 2020 - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Hazel, peacefully at home, on July 5, 2020 just two weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
Affectionately known as Cooks by the family, Hazel was predeceased by her husband Clare, parents Beth and Squire Thornton and her sister Patricia Wilbur (James).
Fondly remembered by her niece Janis Danowski (Ed), nephews Richard Wilbur (Lynn) and William Wilbur (Sally), great-nieces and nephews Chris, Deidre (Dave), Mike (Sarah-Lyn), Jason (Erica), Josh (Andrea), Leanne (Chris) and Emma, and great-great-nieces and nephews Jonathan, James, Ryder, Sofia, Zoey, Riley, Madelyn, and Isabella.
She will also be missed by her cousins Shirley Brown, Michael Brown, Sergio Argain, and Colin Thornton, and her dear friend Mavis Wiklun.
Her cat, Oscar, a close companion for the last seven years will also miss her.
Although she did not marry until she was 66, she and husband Clare were very happy for the 20 years that they spent together and they enjoyed wonderful trips to many different parts of the world.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and nurses from Home Instead Senior Care and Nurse Next Door, whose compassionate care enabled Hazel to maintain her independence and be comfortable at home in the last two years of her life. We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful support that the family and Hazel received from Kate Parkin, the Director of Care at Home Instead.
Hazel was a supporter of many charities. Donations in her memory can be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or the charity of your choice.