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COBURN, Hazel Avis
February 12, 1921 - October 09, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the quiet passing of Avis at 92 years of age.
She was born in Lloydminster, a Dunaway, but was raised in Edmonton by her aunt and uncle and became known as "one of the Lindsay girls".
Avis was predeceased by her great love, the man she waited for during W.W. ll, James "Jimmy" Coburn, her sisters Amy Hughes, Verna Robertson, Kathleen Wells; her brothers Carl Dunaway and Gordon Lindsay.
She will be dearly missed by her son John and her extended family and friends.
Avis worked for the government in Washington during W.W. ll and was the first voice on the new telephone line to Alaska upon its completion.
She and Jimmy built their first home in the country, on the edge of Edmonton, near where Global TV now stands, for a few years they ranched in the area north of Mayerthorpe, AB.
Avis worked for the Department of Fish and Wildlife and after retirement was an enthusiastic volunteer at the Cross Cancer Institute. She loved to travel, whether in the little motor-home with Jimmy or by air to more exotic places, and she loved the theatre and the symphony.
Avis was always upbeat and optimistic and ready for the next adventure!
Cremation has taken place and a quiet graveside Service will be held at a later date.
With gratitude, anyone wishing to make a donation in Avis' memory may do so to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, or to a charity of their choice.


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First Memorial Funeral Services - Harmony Chapel
10541 81st Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E1X7
(780) 433-7335
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on Oct. 19, 2013
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