GILLESPIE, Hazel Jean (nee Suffern)
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Was born April 26, 1926 in Penhold, Alberta. She worked as a registered nurse before meeting her husband Edward Rex (Ted) Gillespie in Turner Valley, Alberta. They were married in 1952 and moved to Calgary in 1953. They had two children, Roy and Maureen. She was involved in the United Church Women's Group and her time was occupied by raising her family and with her many hobbies. Hazel and her family started going to the Invermere area in the 1960's. They fell in love with the area and decided to build a summer home. In 1984, she and Ted retired to Invermere. She enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her wide circle of friends, when she wasn't walking her little dog. Hazel passed away on November 16, 2012 at Columbia House Long Term Care facility in Invermere. She was predeceased by Ted in 2005 and is survived by her son Roy Gillespie (Rose) and daughter Maureen Hummel (Rick). She is also survived by her nephew Hugh Suffern and his family and Ted's brother Roy (FKR) Gillespie and his family. Memorial service will be held on November 22, 2012, 10:00 am at Sundance On The Green, 3 Sunmills Green SE, Calgary, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Nov. 21, 2012