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.