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HAZEN, Shirley

December 16, 1936 – Montreal, Quebec
December 25, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Shirley beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on December 25, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Shirley was born in Montreal Quebec, and completed all of her schooling there. She met and eventually married Russell in January 1955, in St. Anne’s Church in Montreal, Quebec. They settled down in Owen Sound, where she worked for the Director of Nursing at the Owen Sound General and Marine Hospital and joined the CWL in 1966, holding several positions over the years including President.

Shirley became the Regional Secretary and sub-committee Chair for the diocesan. She then moved to Calgary to be near her family in 1982. She began working at the Holy Cross Hospital for the Director of Nursing, the department moved to different hospitals due to changes and final settled in to the Rockyview Hospital where she worked until her retirement.

Shirley then went to work at St. Mark’s Church as the secretary until she left. Shirley continued her work with the CWL, and during that time she served in many capacities, President, Past President and other committees for CWL St. Mark’s Church, President, Past President of the Diocesan CWL Elected to the Provincial CWL council, service as the Christian Family Life and Commination’s Chair. During that time she became aware of and involved with human trafficking issues. Nominated by the Calgary Diocesan Council and accepted by the National Council as a Life Member in 2012.

Shirley is survived by her siblings, Allan and Myrna  Kelly, Sandra Marsden of Calgary, Norman and Edie Kelly of Ottawa Ontario; her children, William Hazen, David Hazen and Cathy Nguyen, Colleen Kelly Anne Hazen, and Richard Hazen all of Calgary, Joanne  and Greg Morash of Devon Alberta, Linda and Robert Schmidt of Rocky Mountain House Alberta, Brenda Anne and Kenneth Button, Wilma Joyce and Kenneth Priebe, Ellen Lorraine and William Ransom all of Owen Sound Ontario; seventeen grandchildren, twenty – three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Russell David Hazen Sr.; her parents Emmitt and Vera Kelly; her sister Myrna Coyle; her brothers Terrance Michael Kelly, Frances Emmitt Kelly and Michael Kelly.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Shirley Hazen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. I met Shirley through the CWL. She always had a welcoming smile and was so easy to speak with. I feel blessed to have met her. She will be missed

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  2. My deepest condolences go out to Shirley’s family. It is difficult to lose a loved one at any time, but it is even more difficult at times such as Easter or Christmas.
    I knew Shirley through the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and only a short time ago I met her at a Life Member’s gathering. Not only will she be missed by her family, but also by her CWL friends. May she be welcomed by the Angels in Heaven and meet Christ whom she loved. May she be rewarded for her good works for God and Canada.

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  3. Debbie & Bob Schillemore

    Our thoughts prayers and condolences go out to the entire Hazen family RIP Shirley we’ve only known you a few years but u were like a second mom to me always welcomed us into your home you will be missed
    Debbie & Bob Schillemore, High River, AB.

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  4. I was blessed to have known a person like her. She was a woman of strength and exemplary deeds. Now, in her time of death, your sorrow I share. May in the kingdom of God her dear soul rest. I have known Shirley for twenty five plus years in CWL and was a dear friend. Carole Weisbrod Holy Trinity CWL

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  5. Dear father in heaven, hold our sister Shirley forever in your love. God bless her family in their loss of this beautifiul lady. Knowing Shirley was a blessing for me; her strength, positive additude and love of life will always be in my heart. Hugs to all my CWL sisters – we shall all miss her. Love Bonita

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  6. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Shirley always treated me like a daughter instead of a daughter in law. Even when I was no longer her daughter in law. She always made sure we had a visit when she came here or when I went to Calgary. She will be greatly missed by many. God truly has received a great angel. Love Lori Reid.

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and this very difficult time. Cheerish those memories. I still can’t imagine how she did it all with the 9 of you! Thinking of you, Paula (Hazen) Best

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  8. I am so saddened to lose such a wonderful friend and CWL sister. I offer my prayers for her eternal rest and for strength in the grief journey of Shirley’s family and friends. Shirley will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Sleep well faithful servant in the company of the angels and saints! Peace and love, Suzanne

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  9. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family at this time.
    A CWL sister from St Bonaventure Parish.
    Jo Spring ❤️❤️

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  10. Eternal rest grant unto Shirley, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    Amen.
    Thanks for your service and commitment. We will miss you.
    In prayer,
    Carmel

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  11. Our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers and warm wishes are with you.

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  12. Marjorie Robinson, CWL Calgary Diocesan Council

    Shirley was an amazingly friendly person, so welcoming, so present. I will miss seeing her so much. My sympathy goes to her children and her extended family. What a great loss for you, her family, and to her family in the Catholic Women’s League (CWL). I am blessed to have known Shirley.

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  13. O Lord, grant unto Shirley eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley’s family.
    Shirley was always friendly every time I go the CWL meeting. Your smile will be missed.

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  14. To Shirley’s Family:
    My deepest sympathy as you journey through this time.
    May our Lord be with you.
    Sharon Malec
    Calgary Diocesan Past President

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  15. Shirley you were just like a grandma I have not had in so long and I thank you for that. Matt Kelly Emily Ashley Andrew Billy David and the rest of your family I send you my condolence and know she was someone very special to all of us. We all will miss her alot

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  16. Donald and Patricia Zboya

    Our thoughts and prayers are with in the loss of a dear Mother,
    Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was such a devoted CWL Sister in the League, worked tirelessly for God and Canada. May She have eternal rest.

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  17. My deepest sympathy on Shirley’s passing. I had only met her recently through CWL. She impressed me by her determination, her ability to articulate herself, and her dedication to CWL. May God carry you gently as you journey through your grief.
    Blessings,
    Rose Kastelic

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  18. Cathy Howes (SSVP)

    To Shirley Hazen’s family,
    Shirley was a trusted & loyal friend to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Mark Conference. She always involved some of her children with yearly deliveries of Christmas hampers. Her volunteer duties with police check applications for ministries at St. Mark required many hours, we are grateful. Shirley advocated for the needy on many levels. She had compassion and spirit. May your family be comforted knowing Shirley was a “mother” to many causes. SSVP was blessed.

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  19. Don & Annamaria Matsui

    Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss. Shirley was a great friend.

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  20. May her gentle soul rest in peace with the Lord.

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  21. Christine Magnan

    All my payers are with you, as she will be forever in your hearts.

    Christine

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  22. On behalf of St. Joseph’s CWL in Magrath, please accept our most sincere condolences. We will keep Shirley in our prayers. May her soul now rest peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

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