November 2, 1919 – July 30, 2009
Hazel MacFarlane of Calgary passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the age of 89 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
Hazel was born and raised in Nokomis, Saskatchewan. After completing high school in 1937, Hazel went off to business college in Regina. During the war years, she was with the Bank of Commerce first in Nokomis, then in Humboldt, Biggar and Eston. She went back to Regina and worked as a secretary at Toronto General Trusts until she left to join Simpsons in 1948. Following her retirement from Simpsons in 1981, there was more time for golfing, supporting her beloved “Riders” and travelling to many places around the world. In the fall of 2003, Hazel moved to Calgary to be closer to her family.
She is survived by her “lucky seven” nieces and nephews: Don (Sally) Rae, Doug Rae, Kevin (Barbara) MacFarlane, Dave (Donna) Rae, Bill (Barb) MacFarlane, Cathie (Tom) Gould and Deb (Don) Foley, as well as many beloved grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Frances MacFarlane.
Hazel was predeceased by her parents, William and Fannie MacFarlane of Nokomis, to whom she was the youngest daughter, as well as her sisters, Anne, Marion, Jessie and Gladys, her brother Donald, and her nephew, Bill Strachan.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Palliative Home Care Team and the Southwood Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Committal to follow at a later date in Nokomis, Saskatchewan. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Hazel MacFarlane, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences