Hazel Cordon of Eckville passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on April 9, 2013 at the age of 87, after a brief battle with cancer. Hazel was born in Wetaskiwin in 1926, the first of five children born to Anton and Ethel Anderson. In 1944 Hazel joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC) and trained as a truck driver. After the Second World War ended, Hazel moved to Edmonton and completed book-keeping and secretarial course. This book-keeping training, coupled with her driving experience, proved very valuable in the business she later ran with her husband. Hazel married William (Bill) Cordon in 1947 and the young couple lived for a time near his parents on the Cordon family farm in the Hespero District west of Eckville. During this time, Bill started his own trucking business Cordon Sand and Gravel ably assisted by Hazel. As well as being a mother of five children Hazel continued to be active in her community which included serving as a founding member of the Catholic Women’s League in Eckville and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. Hazel loved the outdoors especially camping and fishing in the west country. Hazel had a knack for crafts of every type from painting to knitting and was also a talented seamstress, sewing costumes for figure skating as well as complicated tailored suits. In her later years she loved to travel, taking bus trips with Bill and visiting Europe with her family. Hazel found a new home and a second family in the Eckville Manor where she resided for many years. Hazel will lovingly be remembered by her children Nora (Florian) Hiebert of Red Deer, Robert Cordon of Eckville, Sandra Cordon of Rome, Italy and son Kelly of Sylvan Lake; grandson Laverne Hiebert of Calgary; granddaughter Shannon Hiebert of Langley, BC; sisters Edith Thomas of Eckville, Jean McCrady of Red Deer; sister-in-law Violet Safron of Eckville and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; son Noel Cordon. Family members and friends are welcome to the Prayer Vigil at Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Church, Sylvan Lake, AB on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass for Hazel will be held at the Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Church, Sylvan Lake, AB on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Hazels name to the Canadian Cancer Society #101 6751-52 Ave Red Deer, Alberta or to the Red Deer Hospice Society 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB. Condolence may be forwarded though www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca



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