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HAZEL CATHERINE SWAN (published on January 10, 2009)



HAZEL CATHERINE SWAN (nee DALE) 1920 - 2009 It is with great sadness the family of Hazel Swan announces her passing on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 88 years. Left to cherish Hazel's memory are her loving husband Howard of 64 years, sons Brian (Ruth), Dale (Brenda), Kevin (Jennifer), grandchildren Sean (Jennifer), Jeff (Bridget), Kelly (Carlos), seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Hazel is the last of her generation of the Dale Family. Hazel was born January 21, 1920 in Hazelridge, MB to parents Ann and Fred Dale and attended St. John's High School where she excelled in sports receiving many awards in both track and field and speedskating. Her main love however was dancing and as one-half of a tap dance duo known as the Dale Sisters , she performed at venues throughout Canada and the U.S. as well as performing at many shows for the soldiers of the Second World War. Hazel met the love of her life (Howard) in 1940 and they married on January 29, 1944. Both had many treasured years and memories together and enjoyed their times at the family cottage in Spruce Sands, MB during the summers and their 23 years of wintering in Arizona where they made many close friends. A special thank you to the staff of 3 North at the Grace Hospital for the care and compassion afforded Hazel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Hazel's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6 or to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3. Memorial service will be held Monday, January 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Reverend Cliff McMillan officiating. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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