Hazel Evelyn (Parker) Bleakney
Hazel Evelyn (Parker) Bleakney, 90 of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the Fundy Nursing Home in Blacks Harbour NB. Hazel was predeceased by her husbands: Clarence Munn, Ernest James Brown and Vern Bleakney; her parents: Jessie Parker (Hatt) (2004) and Charles Parker (1965); daughter: Kathryn VanderSluis (2018); and son: Trevor Brown (2020).
Hazel was born and raised in North Head where she attended the North Head School. She then ventured to Saint John to further her education and become a licensed Hairdresser. Hazel spent a few years in Saint John then moved back home and opened Grand Manan’s first beauty salon, Hazel’s Beauty Salon, where she served her loyal customers for many years. After having, adopting, and fostering many children she decided to give up her beauty practice to raise her large family. She loved to travel and did not hesitate to pack up the clan and go where the wind took them. We will all remember our summer in Pocologan and the adventures from many road trips. She loved to sing and was active in the North Head Wesleyan and Baptist Churches over the years. Hazel was known for her fashion and flair and loved to dress up and look her best right up until she passed.
Hazel is survived by and will be missed by her children: Doug (Francine) Munn, Rodney (Anne) Brown, Rochelle Thompson, David Chappelle, Cameron Brown, Brad (Carla) Brown, Raima (Stuart) Green, Nicholle (Alfie Adams) Rideout; her many grandchildren: Lowanda, Michelle, Jeremy, Jessica, Kristopher, Sheridan, Carter, Nathan, Darsi, Thomas, Tristan, Audrey, Emma, Sara, Turner and Martina; and her 11 great grandchildren who will miss her.
Hazel’s family would like to say thank you to doctor’s, nurse’s and staff of the Fundy Nursing Home for the great care Hazel received. From hair dos to make up and nails they made sure that she always looked her best.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. There will be a graveside service for family at a later date due to the pandemic. Online donations and condolences may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca