Hazel Doreen Meyer
August 29, 1936 – September 17, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hazel Meyer on September 17, 2018, at the age of 82 in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. Hazel was born to Edward and Jessie Holmberg in 1936 on the family farm on the Bench. She was the fourth of eight children. She attended Antelope School, then South Fork and graduated from Eastend High in 1955. She started in a class of twenty students, but only seven completed Grade 12 Graduation. It was a huge accomplishment to graduate during those years. In August, 1955 at the age of 18, she married James Meyer and settled on the family farm to raise 4 children: Daryll, Debra, Wendy and Diane. She continued to live on the farm until the time of her passing, as she loved the country life and the neighbors on the Bench. She was a true pioneer woman, working hard to provide for her family. She was immensely proud of her children and grandchildren, making an effort to attend as many sporting events and activities as she could to cheer them on. There were countless 50 km drives to town on gravel roads to bowl in the winter and golf in the spring, summer and fall. An active lifestyle was important to her and for many years she encouraged her friends and neighbours to be active as well by leading exercise classes in her basement. Osteoarthritis made tasks difficult, but she never complained and managed to continue doing all the activities she enjoyed. She was secretary of the Stream Bank Golf Club for ten years and was actively involved in the local North Fork Community Club.
Hazel was a jack of all trades, well known for her large garden, beautiful flowers, well-kept yard and cooking skills. She loved to read and possessed great writing skills, which is evident by the many stories and poems she has written over the years. She always enjoyed a good game of crib and was very competitive! Her sewing skills were exceptional, making grad dresses, jeans, etc. when her children were younger. She was a devoted sports fan, following the Riders, Blue Jays and golf regularly. She was always interested in and kept up with world news and politics following it keenly on television. She loved having her kids and grandkids home for holidays, spoiling everyone with her delicious cooking. She was a strong-willed, straight forward, resilient woman, dedicated to her daughter Diane’s care during her difficult battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Hazel is survived by her children: Daryll (Bea) Meyer; Debra Ashby and Wendy (Lyle) McKellar and grandchildren: Jory, Joel, Shane, Jenna, Morgan, Carmen and Jasmine. She also leaves behind brother Donnie (Sharon) Holmberg, sisters Marjorie Studer and Anna Lewis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Jessie Holmberg; husband James; daughter Diane; son-in-law Dave Ashby; sisters Lillian and Violet; brothers Edward and Nelson.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday October 6 at 1:30pm, at North Fork School, followed by a time of fellowship. All are welcome. Binkley’s Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.binkleys.com) is in charge of arrangements.
For those wishing, donations may be made in Hazel’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Streambank Golf Club, in care of Binkley’s Funeral Service at (306) 297-2412 or Toll Free at 1-877-BINKLEY.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Hazel Meyer September 17 2018..