Hazel Ruth MAJOR (nee Markham)

Hazel Ruth MAJOR (nee Markham)

MAJOR, Hazel Ruth (nee Markham)

Hazel Ruth Major passed away April 2, 2011 at home in Kelowna, BC, with her family and dear friend Donna by her side, at the age of 69 years.

Hazel was predeceased by her husband Clarence, her mother Mabel (Chadwick), her father Phillip and her sister Betty Lindsay.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Betty Lynn (Brad) Beagle; her granddaughter Emily Beagle; sister Carol (Wendell) Walsten; her brothers Alan (Carol), Richard, Phillip, David, and Duncan; her Auntie Jane Whiting; and many nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Hazel was born in Kenora, Ontario, and lived there until her husband took her on a journey of many wonderful adventures to Texas and Illinois, finally settling on their orchard in Kelowna (Ellison community) in 1980. Hazel loved decorating, gardening, travelling, cooking sumptuous holiday meals, spending every summer in Kenora with her family and especially being with her daughter and granddaughter.

We will deeply miss and cherish her kind words, her cute little smile and her warm and loving hugs and kisses. She will always be remembered for her generosity and unconditional love.

A Memorial Celebration of Hazel’s Life will be held at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC. Donations in Hazel’s name may be made to the Salvation Army Children’s Christmas Fund, c/o 1480 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y5.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com Arrangements entrusted to FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES, Kelowna, B.C. 250-762-2299.

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