It is with great sadness we, as a family, announce the passing of Hazel Kathleen Douglas at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (McKellar) on Tuesday, May 22, 2001.
Hazel was born in Mather Township, Ont. on Dec. 8, 1914. She was a resident of Versa Care in Thunder Bay, Ont. for the past three-and-a-half years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Cecilia Irvine; sons, Vernal Johnson and Ricky Douglas; and brother, William (Bill) Irvine.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Elroy Douglas of Fort Frances, Ont.; son, Don (Marge) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Maureena Johnson; brother, Elmer Irvine (Grace) of Devon, England (presently here); and sister-in-law, Alice Irvine of Emo, Ont.
She also is survived by grandchildren, Lori Johnson of Calgary, Alta., Harley (Kathy) Johnson, Susan (Dan) Cross, Debbie (Larry) Newbold, and Darcy (Tanya) Johnson, all of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Allan (Holly) Johnson of Thorold, Ont.
Hazel also is survived by 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and numerous other family and friends.
Hazel lived most of her life in Emo. During hard times, it was difficult for the youthful Hazel and young family, but she persevered and brought up her family with pride and respect. She was a very strong and hard-working woman.
She will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she greatly touched.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, 2001 at 2 p.m. in Knox United Church in Emo, with Rev. Frances A. Flook officiating.
Interment to follow in Emo Cemetery.
Removal will be made from Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverly St., Thunder Bay, Ont., to the church for visitation there from noon until service time.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations to the Thunder Bay Hospital Building Fund would be greatly appreciated.
A donation has been made to the Thunder Bay Hospital Building Fund in honour of Mrs. Hazel Douglas by Everest of Thunder Bay.