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Hazel Irene Boyd

March 16, 1939October 6, 2020

It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother Hazel Irene Boyd. She will always be remembered for her kind and generous nature and her elegant style and flair. Hazel was the matriarch of our family; a classy, dynamic woman. She was a savvy business woman who succeeded in the, then traditional, man's world of textile sales. She went on to become an educator and author sharing her love and knowledge of textiles and sewing with people all across North America. She became a Christian early in life and lived out her faith through her love and support for others. After retiring, she directed much of her passion and energy to her involvement in many caring ministries at her church, West Vancouver Baptist. Hazel was predeceased by her husband of 14 years, Garnett Erle Boyd, and her husband of 25 years, Peter Zazulak. She leaves her family to mourn her passing; brothers Bob (Pat) and Ken; sons Greg (Belinda) and Brad (Judith); step-daughters Adrea and Arleen; grandchildren Stephanie (Scott), Melissa, Jared, Frances and Rachel; step-grandson Zain; great grandchildren Sibella and Stellan as well as nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. A burial service with family will be held this month and a memorial service is being planned that will adhere to all the current protocols. Hazel was a long-time supporter and volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Donations in memory of Hazel and to honour her life can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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gary wagner

October 18, 2020


Thought I would say here how much I appreciate what a great friend Hazel has been to my mom, Caryl (Wagner) Holmquist, now 93. We lived across the street from Hazel and Garry in the early/mid '60s, and they were members of our fledgling church in downtown Richmond (a far different looking Richmond than you will find there today!) where my dad was the preacher. Through all of the years since, Hazel has kept in regular contact with my mom, and even me, visiting whenever she was able while passing through the Seattle area, and phoning regularly at other times. I always heard about it when my mom "Got a call from Hazel!". Her faithful friendship has been great all these years, and my mom was really saddened to hear the news of her passing. Her calls and visits will be much missed around here... by both of us. Thank you Hazel.

M. Genoveva Morales

October 18, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Hazel Boyd!

I had the joy to share Hazel's life in a gym. She was one of the most faithful exercisers ladies I met. Exercising tree times per week was part of her hectic life, no matter what!

She was a wise women of God and had a remarkable love for people. My heart is comforted knowing that she is in heaven reunited with her beloved Peter!

I am so thankful to be part of your life!

BM

Karen Wlock

October 16, 2020


I consider myself very privileged to have known this remarkable woman. Hazel was an exceptionally kind and supportive friend and I will miss her tremendously.
Hazel....your love will live on through your family, of which you spoke so often.
Rest in peace, my dear, sweet friend.
My deepest sympathies to the entire family and to Hazel's friends,
Karen Wlock

Angela Fu

October 15, 2020

Thank you, Hazel, for sharing yourself in the West Van Baptist Widows’ Group. You were beautiful both inside and outside. I will miss your leadership.

Kent Peterson

October 14, 2020

Hazel was a very kind person and she welcomed me to the Alpine Estates board of directors many years ago. We worked together on behalf of all of the shareholders in this beautiful community of Sunshine Valley B.C.
I will miss Hazel and I will continue to carry on with all of the hard work and efforts Hazel made for this community during her time in Sunshine Valley.
Rest in peace Hazel.

Your Friend

Kent Peterson
V.P. Alpine Park Estates.

Bill and Adina HARTIN

October 14, 2020

Our memories go back to the early fifties when Bill & Garry were best buds and Bill was his best man at the wedding of Garry & Hazel. Friendship endured over those many years and our last visit with Hazel was on the telephone several weeks before she left us.
That was our best conversation ever and we connected in an unusual way unaware that it may be the last time ever until we meet again in heaven.
Hazel was a talented, gracious, hospitable and vivacious gal, a joy to know as a friend! Her sudden homegoing was a shock to us and she will be missed!

Grace Nikander

October 14, 2020

Thank you Brad for your phone call with the sad news of your Mother's sudden passing.  She was such an amazing friend going back to our teenage years and on through life.  We played field hockey, we sang in choirs and in trios together through high school.
I have so many wonderful memories of special times shared.  I moved to the States and lived in different cities.  She always came to visit, and when I went up to Vancouver she opened her home countless times to our family.  She was a wonderful hostess and generous to share her timeshares and Mountain Cabin with us.  She was a multitalented and stylish lady. I loved her dedication to her family and church.
Our love, prayers and sympathy to her family.

Joan McAllister

October 13, 2020

I was saddened to hear of Hazels sudden passing. I met Hazel through our golf group, the Iron maidens. Hazel was one of the senior ladies in our group but she definitely had more energy than the rest of us. I remember golfing with Hazel on very hot summer day, the temperatures well over thirty degrees, by the end of the day I was a hot mess, Hazel finished the round as spry as when she started and hopped in the car for a trip up to her cabin in the sunshine valley. I went home and laid on my basement floor trying to cool down. Hazel taught us all how to live life with grace and dignity no matter what is thrown at you, she taught us to keep moving, stay interested, be an active participant in life, she taught us kindness, and thoughtfulness. Hazel, I will miss you!

Verna Eldred

October 13, 2020

I was shocked to hear of the passing of a friend I’ve had for fifty years. Yes I was with her during the death of her first husband, but then at joyful times like at the birth of her grandchildren. We actually exercised side by side at Curves until Covid closed it down. She was so proud to relate the achievements of the family she truly loved. I was privileged to have known this precious lady.
My sincere condolences to the whole family.

BLANKA JURENKA

October 12, 2020

I would like to thank Brad for letting me know of Hazel's passing, as sadly, I had not seen her now many months.
Hazel was my neighbour when we moved to North Vancouver in 2003 , and after we moved a few streets away in 2013, remained a loyal friend. I had so many lively chats with Pete and Hazel in our underground parking (which sounds a little dismal, but was a stand-in for the proverbial over-the-fence chats between our many neighbours, and it was nice and dry down there in long, rainy winters!). They both had a great sense of humour and Hazel's door was always open for a good talk and laugh over tea and cookies---well, if she wasn't travelling, golfing, volunteering, exercising, or any number of other activities that kept her busy and the community supported.
Hazel endured some tough times even during those years, always with fortitude, and looking smashing. I remember a few salty comments she threw my way about my own taste in fashion that I cannot repeat here and that made me laugh out loud.
She was there for me for a few tough times of my own, and I will always remember her for that, in particular.
She loved her family and gave so much of herself to so many----thank you, Hazel!
Much love and condolences to her family and other friends.

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