On the wings of a prayer, our beloved mother Hazel Irene Wilson breathed her last breath March 7, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family and her loving and compassionate caregivers of Talarico Place.
Hazel was born on March 16, 1926 in
Lumsden, Saskatchewan to Hugh Clark
Bosomworth and Margaret (Cairns)
Bosomworth. Along with her parents, her
sister Margaret, and brother Bill, she grew up in rural Saskatchewan on several different homesteads that her parents
farmed, mainly in the Birch Hills and Paddockwood areas. Hazel married Frank Elliott Wilson on November 19, 1947.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1982, her sister Margaret Holmes of Canwood, Sask and her brother Bill of Prince Albert, Sask, as well as her grandson Chad Friesen of La Ronge, Sask.
She leaves behind her loving children: Betty (Rick) Friesen of La Ronge, Sask., Howard (Dee) Wilson of Castlegar, B.C., and Floyd (Debbie) Wilson of Red Deer, AB. Her grandchildren: Delaine Friesen of La Ronge, Sask.; Michelle Owen of White Rock, B.C.; Rachel (Jean Pierre) Champagne of Kamloops, B.C.; Jennifer
Harker of Burnaby, B.C.; Amie Wilson of Nelson, B.C.; Melissa Wilson of Golden, B.C.; Rae Lynn (Brad) Cawood of Red Deer, AB; Ryan (Jessica) Wilson of Red Deer, AB; as well as Norman, Terry, Jerry, Henry, and Janet, her extended grandchildren. Her great grandchildren: Jasmine Friesen of La Ronge, Sask.; Daniel and Nathan Owen of White Rock, B.C.; Andrew, Marcel, and Justice Champagne of Kamloops, B.C.; Abigail and Izabelle Wilson of Red Deer, AB; last but not least, her little fighter Little
Gus (Angus) Cawood of Red Deer, AB. She is also survived by her brother in law Harry Wilson of Melfort, Sask.; sisters in law: Violet Bosomworth of Saskatoon, Sask., Nina Broadfoot of Birch Hills, Sask., and Viola Swaby of Prince Albert, Sask.
Mom lived her life to the fullest and even though Parkinson disease held her captive in her final years it did not dampen her spirit. She still loved a visit from anyone who dropped by her room, she loved to show everyone her picture albums that showed a story of her life, her love of Frank and her children and grandchildren. Hazel gave back to others in any way she could,
including her many years of service to her community through St. John’s Ambulance, Arthritis Society, MS Society, and Victoria Union Hospital Foundation, as well as her many years as
secretary of the Red Cross and United Way in Prince Albert.
In her retirement years, she loved to travel and enjoyed many trips to various parts of the world.
Funeral services for Hazel will be held at the New Apostolic Church at 2528 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:30 p.m. with Rev. Dean Marti officiating.
A memorial service and interment will follow in Prince Albert, Sask. at a later date.