Sep 3, 1924 - Aug 11, 2021
As for her wishes she has been cremated and there will be no formal funeral service.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Inurnment will be beside her husband Eric at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Donations may be made in Hazel’s name to the Westview Lodge and Alzheimers Society.
Hazel Elizbeth Hamilton was born September3, 1924 in Red Deer, AB to George and Gertrude Duncan, and passed peacefully in her sleep on August 11, 2021 In Rocky Mountain House, AB.
Hazel was well known for her beautiful knitting and needlework, cake decorating, shortbread and butter tarts, vegetable, and flower gardens, even winning an award from the town for her beautiful yard. Hazel could be found feeding many birds and wild deer. She worked as a cook in the Rocky Mountain House Hospital for many years until retirement.
Hazel is survived by all eight of her children: Reg (Karin); Bryan (Victoria); Shirley (Neil) Visser; Donald (Jane); Janice (Randy) Brodersen; Rhonda (Jim) McPhail; Garth and Donna Hamilton: brother Peter, sisters-in-law: Anne Duncan and Donna Duncan: 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 13 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Eric, Parents George Sr. and Gertrude Duncan, her stepmother Helen Duncan: sisters Gladys Miller, and Jean Milne: brothers: George Jr., James, Robert and Edward; brothers-in-law: Dewey Miller and Bill Milne; sisters-in-laws; Doreen Duncan and Clara Duncan: 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 nephews and 1 niece.
As for her wishes she has been cremated and there will be no formal funeral service. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Inurnment will be beside her husband Eric at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Hazel’s name to the Westview Lodge and Alzheimer's Society.
Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, entrusted with the arrangements, 403-845-2626
Geraldine Haney Ross:
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.
Only good memories of her, when she was still working at the Rocky Hospital. Her cooking was the best. But her smile and kindness will stay with me. This picture shows how I will always remember her.
I so enjoyed the visits I have had with Hazel over the years. She always kept you on your toes. Loved her one -liners and zingers that would just come out of no where. Dinner conversations were always lively if you got onto politics or current events. I always loved her hug as we said goodbye at the end of a visit. My prayers are for your all as you each walk this journey of her passing.
The many times I called at Hazels home, while performing my gas utility
duties, we’re always pleasant!
She always greeted me with a smile,
Spoke to me by name, and made me feel welcome!
I attended her 80 th birthday celebration, she certainly made sure to express appreciation that I had.
Much loved by so many!
David and Joy Connelly:
Condolences to the Hamilton Family on the loss of your family matriarch!
Barb and Rick Artzen:
We're so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the Hamilton family.
Hazel was my neighbor when I was a kid she would always bring out ice cream sandwiches for me and my brother such a sweet lovely lady sorry to hear of her passing my condolences to all of her family and all who had the pleasure of being in her presence may she Rest In Peace
Ed & Colleen Connelly:
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Judy & Joe Mancini:
Even tho we have never met Hazel, she stands out through your beauty and loving personality. We are sorry for your loss, wishing we would have known her more. May it comfort you to know others care and memories too help to heal the pain. There are many, many of those to remember and know that love does soften what life dishes out. In God's love and ours, Judy and Joe Mancini xo
I was so sorry to read of Hazel’s passing. I first knew her at the bakery in Sylvan Lake and later in Rocky. What a lovely lady and I’m sure all her family loved her dearly. May you all have beautiful memories of her that warm your hearts now and for years to come.
My sincere condolences to all the family.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone. Mom H always welcomed me the house. RIP Mom H
Condolences to the Hamilton Family. Sorry for your loss.
Joanne & Gord McCrindle:
Our sincere condolences to the Hamilton family. Hazel was a dear soul and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Hugs.
Bryan, Vicki, Pam and Brad
Our deepest condolences on your loss.
You are all in our thoughts
Stacey & Justin
Condolences to all the Hamilton Family! Mrs. Hamilton was a wonderful lady and always made me feel welcome in your home! She made a ceramic mug for me to give to my dad, it had a frog in the bottom. The mug is long gone, but I still have that silly frog. I will always treasure the memories of Mrs. Hamilton and Family!
Ken Meston :
My sincere condolences to the Hamilton family on the passing of your mother. Hazel was a beautiful soul and will surely be missed by many.
I am so saddened hearing of Hazel’s passing. I remember her as a warm, caring, thoughtful, loving lady. I share your sorrow. She was an important part of the ‘Rocky Family’ and will be missed by everyone in the community.. She was a gem
Such a sad loss, she will be greatly missed. Such a sweet lady, hugs to all the family
Geoff and Theresa Ferrey:
We are very sorry for your loss. Our kids delivered newspapers and did shovelling for Mrs. Hamilton for years. She was the nicest lady, even inviting them to watch a bit of hockey with her!
We hope your happy memories of your mom will help you in this time.
So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom!
Hazel was a dear friend of my mother’s and thus, all of her family.
Friendship began at the bakery in Sylvan Lake. As Eric stayed with our family in our tiny cabin, we got to know them and witness the courtship.
I think Hazel was always very kind to me because she knew me as a baby. And she did love babies. We were blessed to have had Hazel in our lives.
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