Wilson, Martha “Hazel”

February 17, 1924 – June 15, 2017
at the age of 93 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, August 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm

With profound sadness, the family of Martha “Hazel” Wilson announces her passing from this world into the arms of her Saviour on June 15, 2017 with her family by her side.  She was 93.  Hazel was born on February 17, 1924 in Michichi, Alberta.  She was the fourth of 5 children born to Ruby and Seth Lawrence.  She is survived by two of her siblings, sisters Inez Hartwick of Calgary and Helen Bullock of Creston.  At the young age of 18 Hazel married Svend Nels Peter Wilson and together they raised a family of four.  Gary (Heather) Wilson, Roger (Brenda) Wilson, Sandra (Courie) Unger and Marla (Harold) Walker.  She was the proud Grandmother of 12 grandchildren, (?) great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Hazel was known for her wonderful cooking and baking, especially what her family lovingly referred to as her “grandma buns.”  She made the best buns in the country and we all just loved them.  She was a dedicated mom and a faithful wife to Svend.  On August 2nd they would have been married for 75 years.  Hazel enjoyed Church, Bible studies, word games (she was very competitive), reading, gardening, desserts and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on TV.  A number of years ago she suffered a stroke that left her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life but she faced life as it came and never complained. She carried on with determination, resolve, a sense of humour and a joyful spirit and she never had a harsh word for anyone.  What a role model she was for her family.  Hazel was pre-deceased by her parents, Ruby and Seth Lawrence, sister, Marjorie Lawrence, brother Roy and wife Gwen Lawrence, brother and sister-in-laws, Ingvard and Stella Wilson (Bedry), Jens and Laura Wilson, Ove Wilson (Della), Johnny Bullock (Helen), Ralph Hartwick (Inez), her son-in-law, Courie Unger and her mother and father-in-law, Nels and Ingaborg Wilson.  A celebration of life will be held on August 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Fisher’s Funeral Home, 4060 1st Avenue S.W, Salmon Arm, BC.  Flowers gratefully declined.  Mom, we love and miss you.  We are all looking to that day when we will join you in Heaven and will never have to say good-bye again.  Until then enjoy your rest and joyful peace Mom.

1 Comment

  1. Gary and Heather, and family:
    So sad to hear of Gary’s Mom passing.
    Remember the good times, keep strong.
    Best Regards,
    June Awrey

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