OBITUARY

Hazel Evelyn Lindores

July 28, 1926February 10, 2021

Mom was born July 28, 1926 to Daniel Henry Docksteader and Ella Nora Docksteader (nee Webster). She grew up in Webster’s Corners in the same rural community named after her grandfather, James Murray Webster. Mom was the second youngest of seven children and was raised in the house built by her father. Mom attended Webster’s Corners Elementary and Maple Ridge High School. Upon graduation she moved to Vancouver and lived with her aunt and her sister while attending secretarial school.

Mom’s first receptionist position was at the Gulf of Georgia Towing. Her second position was at the Bank of Nova Scotia on South Granville. It was there that met and fell in love with Robert Lindores, who worked across the street at the Dominion Bank of Canada.

Mom and dad were married April 8, 1950 in Haney. They lived in Vancouver until 1963. During that time 3 children were born: Douglas, Leslie, and Cathryn. In 1963 the family moved to Abbotsford (where Robert was raised) as dad became the manager of the Toronto Dominion Bank. In 1965, they moved to their home on Hazel Street. It was here that their youngest daughter, Donna, was born. They resided in their home for 39 years.

These were busy years for Mom, raising four children and being full time homemaker. She loved baking pies for family gatherings, especially apple, blueberry, and pumpkin. Mom made the best pie crust. She always made sure that there was enough dough left over to make mini jam pies as a treat for her children. Mom’s Singer sewing machine was always ready for hemming pants, sewing skating costumes, or helping with Home Ec. assignments. Every summer mom could be found down in the basement canning fruit and vegetables, peaches being the family favourite, or making raspberry jam.

Mom was very involved in her church. She was a Sunday School teacher, a Pioneer Girls leader, part of the prayer chain, and a member of the Christian Women’s Club.

Mom and dad loved to travel. Mom loved the ocean and the sunshine. Hawaii was a favourite destination. Upon dad’s retirement, they became “Snowbirds” spending 3 months in Arizona and Palm Spring in their 5th wheel. However, these trips began in January as mom made sure that she was surrounded by her family for Christmas. They also travelled world-wide to Europe, the UK, and on cruises through Panama. After dad’s passing mom continued to travel alone and with family.

Some of mom and dad’s favourite pastimes were sharing and conquering crossword puzzles, playing cards with other couples, and belonging to several bridge clubs.

One of mom’s greatest joys was being a grandmother. She loved spending time with her eight grandchildren: James, Regan, Robert, Hanna, Richard, Allison, Jarek, and Tristan. Sleepovers, camping trips on Vancouver Island are great memories that they have. Whether attending hockey games, baseball games, piano recitals, and graduations grandma was there. Mom and dad loved the sport of hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs was their favourite team for over 60 years. Go Leafs Go!

She was overjoyed to become a great grandma to Landon, Holden, Boston, and Brooklyn.

After the passing of dad, mom maintained her independence, still working on those crossword puzzles, and lived on her own until her passing at the age of 94 ½.

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