Township of Chapleau

Death Notice Mrs. Janet Hazen

Posted: Aug 17, 2014
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HAZEN, Janet – 1950-2014 - It is with great sadness that the Hazen family announces the passing of their beloved Jan. Jan was born on September 24, 1950 in Kenora, Ontario. She spent much of her time as a young child on East Hawk Lake. She moved to Golden, BC with her family, and took up downhill skiing, which she enjoyed with her brothers Greg and Steve Bogart. Her first nickname was “Bogey.” At eighteen years old, Jan moved to Toronto to pursue her career. She became roommates with Carol Ann Hazen. It wasn’t long after that she met and fell in love with Carol Ann’s brother, Murray Hazen. Jan married Murray February 14, 1972, and they spent the next 42 years happily married, and never far apart from each other. Jan spent her summers and winters with Murray boating and skidooing on Borden Lake, where they built a camp together. Many good times were had at the lake with the Borden Lake crew. She loved a good bonfire in the evening and jumping off the dock early in the morning to start her day. Jan was dedicated to raising her family and supporting Murray, working inside the home for many years. She loved to cook big meals and bake her own bread. Jan enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially if they were all together. Long were the hours spent laughing in the screened in porch, on the dock, and in the rec room. In 1990, at the age of forty, Jan went back to college and started a career in adult learning. She was a mentor and teacher to many who passed through the doors of Sault College and Chapleau Learning Centre. She was an advocate for providing dedicated learning opportunities in Chapleau. Jan is survived by her husband, Murray Hazen of Chapleau, son Kelly (Lucy) of Chapleau, daughter Lynn (Tony Elders) of Fort Frances, grandchildren, Megan Hazen and Annabelle Hazen of Chapleau, Dana Elders of Fort Frances, Kaila Elders of Kingston, special nephew Cory Bogart of Prince George, sisters-in-law, Penny Sailor of Medicine Hat, Iris Keith of Kitchener, Carol Ann Turcotte of Kitchener, Bernice Rose of Brampton, and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Jan is predeceased by her parents, Royce and Evelyn Bogart, brothers, Greg and Steve Bogart, and brothers-in-law, Jack Keith, Mike Turcotte, and Gordon Rose. Jan will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

Love ya “Speckled Trout.”

The family would like to invite you to Jan’s remembrance service on Saturday August 23, 2014 at the Trinity United Church, Chapleau, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chapleau General Hospital or to the Trinity United Church.  (Arrangements entrusted to the P.M. Gilmartin Funeral Home, 1-800-439-4937).

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