Hazel Evelyn Keddy, 99 of Fraxville (New Ross), peacefully passed away just a few months before her 100thbirthday, on December 6, 2021 in the Shoreham Village. Born in the Forties, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Sawlor) Hiltz, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Hazel was devoted to her faith as a member of the St. Augustine Church of the Forties. She also treasured her time working in the garden, especially in her flower garden, where all was bright and beautiful. She was an excellent cook, not only for her own family, but for anyone that was welcome to enjoy her feasts over the years. And, she was highly noted for her fudge (not an easy thing for many to make). She also enjoyed playing cards at the Forties Community Centre with all her friends, and her many trophies proved this to be true. This she shared with her family and friends, and a good game of cards at home was also enjoyed by all.
Hazel was intelligent, witty, loveable, kind, caring, honest, hardworking, and simply a pleasure to be around. She will be sadly missed by, not just her family, but all that had the privilege to know her. She was a mother to a lot of children besides her own.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Dorothy Caldwell, Shirley (Lloyd) Millett, Gloria (Maurice) Hughes Legge, Evelyn Johnson, and Ethel (Llewelyn Lenihan) Feener; sons, Garnet (Marilyn), John (Elaine Levy), Eric, and Donald (Chris Robar); 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 15 great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin and son, Cecil.
A private family visitation has taken place on Friday, December 10, 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, December 11, 11 am-1pm, in the New Ross Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Family Flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Augustine Church (1587 Forties Rd, New Ross, NS B0J 2M0), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home New Ross Funeral Chapel, 4935 Hwy #12, New Ross, B0J 2M0 (902-689-2961).