SCHIEDEL, Hazel Dec. 17, 1920 – April 18, 2014. Much beloved and honoured, Hazel Schiedel (nee Provins) passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Good Friday, April 18, age 93.
Hazel was born in Kamloops in 1920 and was the eldest of three girls born to Bert and Eliza Ann (Lizzie) Provins, previously of Yorkshire, England.
The premature death of her father, in 1933, shaped Hazel’s early years. Her hard work and dedication enabled her to rise up out of poverty and to graduate from St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing, in 1942. It was while in training, that she developed a respect and admiration for the Catholic Sisters that was to help shape her life.
After graduating from UBC with a Diploma of Public Health, she moved to Maple Ridge in 1946, where she thrived as the Public Health Nurse serving the rural east side of the community. In 1948, Hazel met Ian Schiedel and they were wed in 1950. She is survived by their four children: Marnie (Terry) Lajeunesse, Jim, Nancy Preston, and Don (Oria), Mike Sparkes (nephew), four grandchildren and three great grandchildren and by Marie Brownlees, long time friend. Hazel is predeceased by her husband Ian (1987), sisters Thelma Sparkes (1951) and Barbara Jarvis (2006). Mum, we remember summers at Boundary Bay and winter drives in the Volkswagon van to California. We remember to look for “magical moments”, that life is a “collaboration” and “good luck, kiddo”. Special thanks to Doctor Warmenhoven and the Staff at Baillie House, in particular Shara, Jeet and Leigh Ann, on at Mum’s passing. Memorial Service – 1 p.m on Saturday, May 10, 2014, St George’s Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers – Please donate to your favorite charity.