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BOSWELL, Hazel Mary (nee Saunders)

September 14, 1929-Biggar, SK
December 5, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Hazel Mary Boswell beloved wife of Bill Boswell of Calgary , passed away peacefully at home with Dad by her side at 84 years of age. Mom and Dad recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 24 2013. This was Mom’s goal.

Hazel is survived by her husband Bill, her 6 children Pat(Jayne), Rich(Anne), Pete(Brenda), Nancy (Doug), Francine (Phil) and Bill(Jenn), her 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson Gregory Boswell. One of 8 siblings, Hazel is also survived by her 2 remaining siblings, Eleanore Roberts and Nelson Saunders, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. A loving wife to her lifelong partner Bill, Hazel was also a caring mother, proud grandmother/great-grandmother, a loyal sibling and a trusted friend. She brought joy and comfort to those fortunate enough to have known her. Always willing to give the gift of time and a patient listener her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

A dedicated Catholic, mom sought compassion and tolerance for all and having raised 6 children one could say this was occasionally tested. Mom took everything in stride , her unconditional love was her gift to us all. Gratitude and understanding were her hallmarks and her strength was drawn from the many friendships she enjoyed over the years. Mom enjoyed a very special bond with her friend Terry Bailey who always remained at her side through many, many years.

While the last few years of her life were marred by injury and illness Mom remained stoic to the end always smiling, laughing and ever so appreciative of the care givers who graciously tended to her. We all can learn from her grace and strength, admire her virtues and hope to gain wisdom from her subtle directions. We miss you Mom you will forever remain in our hearts.

Our family will be forever grateful to the compassionate care given by Ning Griffith, as well as Jean Regel, and Jocelyn Monares. We would also like to thank Mom’s nurse Andrea O’Brien and the Palliative Care Team for their guidance and support.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday December 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Parish (2223-34th Street S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday December 10th 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, in Hazel’s name #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901,

In living memory of Hazel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. To Uncle Bill and the Boswell family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you with the loss of Hazel. You have honoured her beautifully in her obituary.

    Marie and Wayne

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  2. Sharon Hunter Jacobus :

    Boswell Family; I was saddened today to see you lost the matriarch of your family. I have such great memories of my parents (Jack and Edith Hunter) and yourselves having parties. Spending time with you all in Windermere and your lovely home in Eagle Ridge. She will be truly missed.
    Love; Sharon

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  3. Patti Manley (Hall) :

    Dear Bill and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you – Hazel will be truly missed.
    God bless you all!
    The Hall Family

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  4. Bruce Olmsted :

    Hello Bill and Family; I was saddened to read of Hazel’s passing. I am sorry for your loss and I know she will be missed by you and your family. She will live in your thoughts. With sincere condolences, Bruce and Deb Olmsted

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  5. Bill and family
    We were saddened to read and hear about Hazel’s passing. She was a very classy, caring and sincere lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” {Lamarine}
    Our Sincerest Sympathies, love Candy and Bob Jordan and family

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  6. Pat and. Rich and the Boswell family– clearly, your Mother was a wonderful, special person. You will truly miss her. Sincere sympathies
    Daryl Birnie

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