Hazel Gwendolyn Wood

(nee Thompson)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Hazel Wood. Hazel passed away peacefully on February 11, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She will be remembered by her twin daughters Susan Sinclair (Bob), Sandra Wood (Gordon), her son Doug Wood (Dawn), her grandchildren Sarah, Andrew, Graham, Taylor and many family and friends. Predeceased by her loving companion and friend, Bill Robin.

Hazel was born in Unity, Saskatchewan on June 21, 1929, but lived most of her life in Vancouver, Burnaby, Vernon, and Kelowna. Hazel held the position of Director of Administration at the BC Medical Association for many years.

Hazel was a survivor and a true inspiration to her family and all those who knew her. Having contracted Polio in 1954, Hazel’s will and determination ensured she lived a full life, raising a family, maintaining a kind heart, a positive attitude, and a sense of adventure through whatever adversity came along. Hazel was intelligent, caring, and a friend to everyone. Many wonderful family memories were created at Cultus Lake at the family cabin. She enjoyed playing bridge, was very fond of her dogs, and loved travelling. A private service will be held for immediate family.

The family would like to express their tremendous respect and appreciation for the staff and volunteers at Kelowna General Hospital, Lakeview Lodge in West Kelowna, and the Kelowna Hospice Society.

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