Hazel LARSEN

Hazel Elaine Larsen (nee Hanson) July 16, 1915 – November 4, 2009 Hazel passed away November 4 at Summerland Manor in Summerland. Hazel was born July 16, 1915 on the family farm near Big Valley, AB. She was the last surviving member of the Hansen family. Born a healthy child, she was caught in the diphtheria epidemic at age 7 and became paralyzed on her left side. A fiercely independent woman, she moved to Calgary and took a secretarial course, then found a job working for the government in Ottawa. She met her husband Henry and married in 1955. They retired to Summerland in 1965. Henry predeceased her in 1998. She will be interned with Henry at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Kelowna, BC. A memorial service will be held at Summerland United Church, Monday, November 16 at 2:00 pm with Sarah Chapman officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Hazel may do so to “RECOPE”, PO Box 1625, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0.