In Loving memory of Hazel Louise Lawson (March 20, 1924 – March 27, 2019)
It is with great sadness that the Lawson family announce the passing of Hazel Lawson at the age of 95. Hazel passed away peacefully with family by her side. Most recently of Smiths Falls, previously from Renfrew and Kemptville, ON. Left to honour and remember are her loving children; Fay McNeilly (Doug) of Oxford Mills, Glen (Barb) of Portland, Ron (Merna) of Smiths Falls, and Heather Paveley (Chris) of Renfrew, 7 grandchildren; Amy McNeilly (Jeff) of Smiths Falls, Angela Kennedy (Stacy) of Thompson, MB, Sara McNeilly of Brockville, Allen (Melissa) of Ottawa, Matthew Paveley (Angie) of Renfrew, Dawn of Portland, Kandyce Campbell (Cory) of Toronto, 6 great grandchildren; Taylor, Chase, Dakota, Jase, Brody, Gavin and Alaya, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Hazel is predeceased by parents Walter and Annie Smith of Ladysmith, QC, loving husband Robert of Kemptville, married for 55 years, as well as brothers; Herbie, Mervin, Vertal, Harper, and sisters; Della Palmer, Velma Holt and Lois Smith.
Hazel was known for being the kindest and strongest of women! She was always a happy, loving and caring person, a hard worker, a busy-bee, and she treasured life’s precious moments with her family. She loved to cook, bake, and invite family, friends and neighbours over for a meal. Hazel took many trips West in their bus with Robert to visit family and friends and she loved to reminiscence about these trips, remembering every little detail. In her 80’s, Hazel purchased a camper and kept a seasonal campsite in Renfrew where she helped with many chores, including clearing and burning brushwhile wearing her pearls and accessories. Known to her campground friends as “Grandma Reid”. She loved to pick berries and grow vegetable gardens. Hazel liked to crochet and knit socks, mitts and sweaters until it eventually became too difficult with her arthritis. With her positive attitude she survived several bouts of cancer. Hazel was an amazing person that was loved and respected by anyone lucky enough to cross her path.
Hazel was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend, and she will be greatly missed by all.
A visitation will be held on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 10:00am – 12:00pm, with Service starting 12:00pm, at the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, ON. Spring Interment to follow at a later date. Family and friends are welcomed to gather for a luncheon in the Reception Center following the Service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hazel’s name to the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.