Hazel Tuohey

TUOHEY, Hazel Pearl

December 3, 1927 – March 15, 2008

With sadness we announce the of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Hazel Tuohey. Hazel was born Ashcroft and watched this town grow. She was a direct descendent of the founding pioneers who built the first Ashcroft Hotel and her great grandfather’s actually owned the acreage that became the town of Aschroft. Mom always teased that she owned the soil that we walk on. Hazel was a determined advocate for saving the history of this little village, helping preserve the stories of the people who built Aschroft. She was a loyal and hard working member of the St Albans Anglican Church and loved her family and was delighted to be the proud great grandmother. She spent nearly 20 years cooking for the staff and patients at the Aschcroft Hospital, where her zest for adding just a dash of this or that not listed in the recipe was much appreciated by all because the Hospital’s kitchen actually served up food with flavour when Mom was in charge of the cooking pots. She has left a void in the lives of all who knew her. She leaves sons Bob (Deb) Tuohey, (Ashcroft), Richard (Kelly) Tuohey (Ft. McMurray) and daughter Laura (Randy) Clarkson (Whitehorse). She is survived by her children and two sisters Barney (Rod) Craggs, and Audrey (Clarence) Crawford, and one brother Art Nesbitt (Port Alberni). Hazel was delighted to be grandmother for six grandchildren Francis (Todd) Standerwick, Shamus (Kelly) Tuohey, Constable Raylene (Tyler) Tuohey, Llewellyn (Lesley) Clarkson, Kelsi (Austin) Tuohey, Gavin Clarkson, and three year old Great granddaughter Taylor Standerwick and was eagerly awaiting Shamus and Kellys’ first born and Francis and Todd’s second born later this month. Her extensive family and many friends gathered at St Alban’s Anglican Church on Saturday March 22, 2008. to share together their sorrow and our joy at having known and loved Hazel. We miss her deeply and will be forever grateful that she was a part of our lives. She leaves this life to join her husband Bill. Their ashes will be joined on the mesa above Ashcroft where they can both keep track of the rest of us. Hazel always wanted to know what was going on and would offer her opinion wanted or not. Our lives are richer having known her, and left empty with her loss. May she find happiness and light, and hold a place for us to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Hazel’s memory.

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