Andrews, Hazel Bernice

Hazel Bernice Andrews (nee McClintock)

Remaining to cherish Hazel’s memories are her daughter Patsy and son-in-law Ron Vert. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Watson Donald Andrews in 1990, parents, Robert and Muriel McClintock, brothers Elgin, Gordon, William, and Randall, sisters Eva Finnen, Wilma Cameron, Marlene Enns, Pearl Laing, Violet Dobson, Jessie McClintock, and Brenda Dyck.

Hazel was born in Purvis, MB in 1934. She grew up in the Pembina Valley, went to the Pembina Crossing School and finished Grade 12 in Manitou at age 17.  She attended Normal School in Winnipeg.  After Normal School, Hazel then proceeded to teach school in Coulter, Pierson, and Belfry for 5 years.  She met Donald Andrews while teaching in Coulter and they were married in 1957.  They welcomed Patricia (Patsy) into the family in 1961. Hazel and Donald farmed in Coulter for 12 years before moving to Menteith where Donald was the Elevator Agent for Manitoba Pool Elevators.  Hazel worked as a Clerk for Manitoba Pool Elevators alongside Donald. They moved into Souris in 1985.  While in Souris Hazel worked in Home Care and Child Care.

Hazel was an active member of the Souris Health Auxilliary, the District Health Auxilliary, and was Treasurer for the Manitoba Health Auxilliary.  She taught Sunday School in Coulter and in Souris and was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church.  Hazel also taught 4-H for many years.  She loved teaching and would take on any project, big or small, as long as it involved helping others. Hazel was most proud of being a Rebekah.  She spent many years helping with projects and meetings for the Rebekahs.  As President of the Rebekah Assembly of Manitoba, she had trips to Halifax and to the US for International Sessions.  Hazel was sad when she could no longer travel to lodge meetings and functions as they gave her much joy and companionship.

Hazel loved to travel.  She spent many a weekend at Adam Lake and travelled to the UK, the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii.  She did everything from scuba diving to zip-lining.

Burial for Hazel was held at the Coultervale Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2022.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris.

In memory of Hazel, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice.

15 thoughts on “Andrews, Hazel Bernice”

  1. Hi Patsy/Ron and Family. I have often thought of your Mom over the years. My thoughts and Prayers for your whole Family. I have very fond memories of your Mom and Dad from when they were my neighbors in Souris. Tracey (Fitzsimmons) Kiĺlam

  2. Patsy and Ron
    Was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we had many good times with your Mom and Dad. Keep all the good memories close to your heart during this sad time and always.
    Love and hugs from Julia Vodden and family (Dean, Dwayne and Darren)

  3. Patsy and Ron. Saddened to hear this news. Mrs. Andrews, as I called her when she was my 4-H Sewing teacher for many years, held a special place in my life and our family. She was a wonderful person who gave back to her community in many ways. I will remember and cherish the many memories I have and the mentorship she offered. Hugs and prayers to you.
    Lynn Gordon

  4. Dear Patsy and Ron,
    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Patsy. I fondly remember her from our interactions years ago. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you comfort,
    Alana (Hattie) Saint-Pierre and family

    To quote Emily Dickinson,
    “This world is not conclusion, a sequel lies beyond,
    Invisible as music, but positive as sound.”

  5. Patsy,
    We are sorry to hear the news of your mom’s passing. She was like a local grandma to our daughters when they were young, always remembering them on their birthdays & at Christmas. She was a wonderful neighbour to have! Our thoughts are with you. We know how the hole the loss of a mom leaves.
    Derrall & Jane

  6. Patsy and Ron
    I was saddened to read of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you at this time.

  7. Patsy and Ron,
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
    Your family was a huge part of our lives at Coulter. Your Mom was a very good friend of my Mom’s and a wonderful community person.

  8. Patsy & Ron: My sincere sympathy to you. I was saddened to learn of Hazel’s passing. I am thinking of you with many good memories of Coulter-Coultervale days.
    Blessings, Norma Lowe

  9. Thinking of you Patsy Ron and family.
    Cherish your memories of mom as she was a very faithful lady! Blessings as you continue on.

  10. Our Sincere Condolences Patsy and Ron. We were fortunate to share time with Hazel at the Victoria Park Lodge. R.IP. Hazel.

  11. Patsy and Ron,
    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I enjoyed stopping and having a chat with her when I was cleaning her room. She was a lovely lady.
    Elaine (Kohut) Phillips.

  12. Dear Patsy and Ron,
    I will miss your Mom, and you, at the PCH.
    I remember when you moved to Souris – how nice to have another music-loving family in the community.
    I’m thankful for all your Mom did for Souris. You wrote a lovely tribute to her.
    Pam Whitfield

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