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Hazel Leona Fournier (Spencer)

October 15, 1916 - January 9, 2015


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hazel Leona Fournier (Spencer).
She passed peacefully in her sleep, Friday January 9th 2015, after a brief illness.
There is great solace in knowing Hazel lived a long and wonderful life.
She was born in the Lee Valley in 1916, the youngest child of Malcolm and Lena Spencer(Horne)
Hazel was predeceased by her parents, older brother Errol, older sisters Gertrude, Murial, Dorothy and Hilda, husband Henri Fournier, youngest daughter Lynne Fournier, son-in-law Richard Flis and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Hazel was raised on the farm and those roots gave her great pride for the rest of her days. She had a great love for horses and birds and a generous welcoming nature that won the hearts of all she met. Her house was a gathering place for friends and family and she often reminisced about all of the children who happily spent time there. Hazel was a dutiful caretaker and nursed her parents, husband and youngest daughter to their end with great compassion and strength. She left Espanola ON to caretake her eldest daughter, moving to Edmonton AB in 2008 and subsequently to picturesque Nelson BC in December 2011, where she was close to her grandson and great- grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Arlene Flis, grandson Jason Flis (Marika), great-granddaughter Naomei(17) (mother Jessica Rucker), great-grandson”s Syren(13), Ryze(9), great-granddaughter”s Ember(5),Elora(3) and Eadyn(7 months) and many other beloved friends and relatives, fondly thought of, but too numerous to mention. The family extends much gratitude to the staff at Lakeview Village, where her and Arlene resided until June of this year and also to the staff at Mountain Lakes, who kept her comfortable during her last days. A small service was held on Monday, January 12th, with cremation taking place afterwards. A celebration of Hazel”s life and the burial of her remains will occur in Lee Valley (Espanola), this coming fall, with details to be announced at a later date. Condolences can be extended to the family at (250)359-6956 or by mailing 2815 Sorokin Rd, Krestova BC, V0G 1H2. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity dear to Hazel”s heart, the CNIB. During her last days Hazel announced that she was climbing the ladder rung by rung and that the only way to go was up. She was brave and beautiful right to the end, with a gracious smile at the sound of her great-granddaughter”s song. She is held in our hearts and will forever be thought of when the birds fly by.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Peter Fournier
Relation: Nephew

It was with great sadness that I heard of my dear Aunt Hazel’s passing. She was a wonderful person of great compassion and kindness. Always optimistic and encouraging, she was a delight to visit in Espanola I will miss her greatly.
Her nephews Peter

From: Melinda, Kevin Astridge and family
Relation: niece

I know Aunt Hazel will want us to remember her a as country girl who loved nature, the seasons, and especially the hope of spring after a long winter. She was a caring, wise soul who loved and cared deeply for her dear family, friends. She will be missed and forever remembered in our hearts. Dear Arlene, Jason, Marik and Naomi and family we are thinking of you in your grief. Prayers and condolence.

From: Rosalind and Bob Grant
Relation: niece

We have just learned of the passing of our dear Aunt Hazel. Hazel is the last of the Spencer clan and will always be dear in our hearts. She was an amazing lady…always so positive in life despite the many hardships she endured. There was always a special smile and a big hug for us as our family passed through Espanola en route to the Sault to visit our own family there. We were very sad when she moved to Edmonton and then Nelson as we began to lose touch with her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Arlene, Jason and his family. Thank you, Aunt Hazel, for being such a special part of our lives. You are loved and will be missed.

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