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Obituary of Hazel Rude
RUDE - Hazel Alma (Hayward) passed away peacefully Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the Meadows in Swift Current, SK.
Hazel was born November 8, 1927 in Newlands, BC. She was the 9th of 14 children in her family, and was orphaned at the age of 11 and went to live with a foster family.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband Iver, her son Darrell and her grandson Clinton. Hazel is survived by her 3 daughters Sylvia (Danny) Nelson, Janice (Blaine) Platzke, Debra (Tony) Bollinger. Hazel is also survived by 9 grandchildren and their significant others, Jason (Corinne) Nelson, Craig (Kendra) Nelson, Chelsea (Matt) Woodham, Brittany Platzke, Alicia Allison, Ashley Allison (John Moysey), Renee Rude (Dalton Machan), Tamera Rude (Corri Riczu), Iver Rude, and her daughter-in-law Sue (Pat) Moore, and 11 great-grandchildren. Hazel is survived by one sister, several sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.
Hazel and Iver met in Swift Current and were married September 7, 1957 in Iver’s parents home in Swift Current, and moved to the Rude family farm north of Webb.
Hazel was very active in her community, including farming activities, beautiful flower beds and large gardens, a 4-H leader teaching sewing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, a member of the Lloyd district Women’s institute and the Swift Current Oil Wives clubs for many years.
She also enjoyed many sports and was an avid curler at both the Webb and Swift Current curling rinks, bowling in Swift Current, fishing at Duncairn Dam and the occasional ball game or golfing with Iver. Iver and Hazel loved to dance, attending all the dine and dances around the community, and continued to enjoy music and dancing even when they moved into the Prairie Pioneer Lodge. It was something Hazel could continue to enjoy even in the early onset of Alzheimer’s.
In the later years Iver and Hazel relocated to Swift Current, where they eventually both moved into the Prairie Pioneer Lodge as Hazel’s Alzheimer’s disease progressed. They moved to the Meadows when it opened in June, 2016 where they spent their final years together, until Iver passed away September, 2016.
Any donations in Hazel’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s society. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m at Parkside Memorial Funeral Home. Arrangements are in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle & Hayden Cappelle.
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