Hazel Booth, 81, of Emo, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998 at the Emo Hospital in Emo. She was born March 9, 1917 in Emo to the late William and Ethel Redford.
Mrs. Booth had lived all her life in the Emo area, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, and cooking. She also attended cooking and sewing classes, and through one of her classes she won a trip to the Royal Winter Fair.
She also was a member of the Lash Institute for 50 years.
Hazel was a 4-H leader, and taught sewing and cooking. She loved the outdoors, and especially enjoyed her garden and flowers. She was a quiet woman but was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Hazel was united in marriage April 27, 1934 to Martin, her husband of 64 years, who survives with one daughter, Sharon and husband, Ovide Larocque, of Fort Frances, Ont., and two sons, Fred and friend, Sylvia, of Atikokan, Ont., and Bob and wife, Blanche, of Rainy River, Ont.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby and husband, Walter Roulson, of Abbottsford, B.C.; one brother, Stewart Redford of Kamloops, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Ethel; and two sisters, Laura and Ethel.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 18, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Rev. Frances Flook officiated, with interment in Burriss Cemetery.
Friends visited Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Michael Larocque, David Larocque, Allan Larocque, John Booth, Brad Booth, and Roger Booth.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.