STEVENSON, Hazel Nellie

July 29, 1935 – April 17, 2020

It is with deep sadness we announce that Hazel Nellie Stevenson has passed away peacefully from a brief illness on April 17, 2020 at her home in the Bethany Riverview Seniors facility in Calgary. She was 84 years old.

Hazel was born one of 9 children July 29, 1935 near Lintlaw, SK to Carl and Effie Engdahl and the last remaining sibling.

Hazel is survived by her son Barry Stevenson (Leslie Coulter) of Cochrane, AB; daughter Lori (Les) Ford of Red Deer, AB; grandson Brock (Jenn) MacMillan of Red Deer, AB; great-granddaughter Rayne Chartrand of Pierceland, SK and many, many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Hazel is predeceased by her husband Harold Allen (Al); parents Carl and Effie Engdahl, eight siblings Edna, Harold, Walfrid, Douglas, Irene, Helen, Ingrid and Alvin.

Hazel is remembered for her infectious smile, outgoing personality, love of family, and joy of cooking and baking. She especially enjoyed singing along at special familly occasions. Hazel was also an avid volunteer for a variety of organizations.

Hazel loved golf, curling, gardening, help with organizing family reunions, pickling, cooking, baking and Coronation Street.

Due to current circumstances, there will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Alzheimer’s Society or donate via

The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses, and caregivers at Bethany Riverview Village in Calgary SE for caring with compassion and kindness for Hazel in her last few years. We also wish to thank friends and family for their many messages and calls of condolence.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 28/04/2020 at 9:23 pm Brian and Debbie Hamilton Said:

    It is very sad to read of Hazels passing , she was a great neighbor for many years , always smiled when we got news from “up the hill” sometimes to warn us of an unruly bear in the area ! Sometimes to report my boys appeared to be out in the canoes without lifejackets , or their canoes appeared to be stuck up against a far shoreline. I loved it cuz I always knew if home Hazel would be keeping an eye out for whoever was out on the lake! We had the good fortune of purchasing the beloved house on the hill, and this year we are just in the process of doing extensive renovations to both outside and inside … it is a total facelift and I know Hazel would be very pleased with the results . I think of her every day we are up there working and looking out over her spectacular view ! God Bless this wonderful lady !

  2. On 29/04/2020 at 4:18 pm Tom and Sherry Cove Said:

    So very sorry to hear of Hazel passing. We think back to the early years when you lived beside us in the little house on the corner. Hazel and Al were such wonderful neighbours and we were sorry when they sold and moved. Hazel was a wonderful lady, always willing to stop and have a conversation with a smile on her face. She will definitely be missed.

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