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Hazel Arnie

January 1, 1931 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 87)

Hazel Arnie of Preeceville passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Hazel Alice Arnie was born January 1, 1931 in the Okla district to Joseph and Mabel (nee Wilson) Marshall. She attended Okla School then went on to nursing school. She had one brother, Allan Marshall.

In 1957 she married Neil Arnie. They were blessed with twins, Brian and Beverly in 1959, then another son Barry in 1962.

Hazel began her nursing career in 1952 and was a dedicated nurse until her retirement in 1995. She also served on the district health board from 1995 until 2002. She worked with the ambulance from 1979 (while nursing) until retirement. She also became the director of nursing and then the Nurse Administrator from 1993 till 1995. She was also the coroner for many years.

In her spare time Hazel enjoyed fishing, riding her bike, swimming and knitting. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. When Hazel could no longer remain in her home, she moved into the Preeceville Care home then later into the Preeceville & District Long Term Care Centre.  

Hazel is survived by her children Brian (Kelli) of Preeceville, Beverly (Curtis) of Martinsville, SK and Barry of Okotoks, AB.  Grandchildren Derek, Dana, Nevin (Emily), Brooke (Marco) and great-granddaughter Olivia. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mabel; her brother, Allan; ex-husband, Neil; and daughter-in-law, Debbie. 

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from Trinity United Church in Preeceville with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. The organist, Karolyn Kosheluk with members of Trinity United Church Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, Beyond the Sunset, In the Garden and Abide With Me. Honourary Bearers were Grace Predy, Marge Plaxin, Lila Duff, Leona Pollock, Bessie Arnie, Carol Mills, Caroline Gerla and Cathy Byrd. Interment followed in the Okla Community Cemetery with Brooke Arnie serving as the urnbearer.

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Memorials in memory of Hazel may be made to the Trinity United Church as gifts of remembrance.  Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

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