February 21, 1930 – October 24, 2020
In Loving Memory Of Hazel Larsen ~
Hazel was born in Fort St. James to Lourena and Harold Perison.
She had two sisters, Eula and Shirley and four brothers, Lester, Teddy, Sheldon and Russell. Hazel spent her entire life in Fort St. James.
Hazel was always very athletic. She loved to swim, ski, ice fish and snowmobile on Stuart Lake. Hazel especially loved her hockey. At the age of eleven she started refereeing hockey and eventually started the first girls hockey team in Fort St. James. The girls borrowed their brothers gear and wore white shirts as their team Jersey.
In her younger years she delivered the newspaper by bicycle with a large paper carrier on the front. She worked at the Dickenson Store where she would be the cashier, pump gas using the old hand pump style pump and tally the books at the end of the day. Many columns and no calculators in those days.
In her later years she worked as a casual maitron for the RCMP, did some tree planting, cone picking and worked at the Novelty Shop for several years before retiring. Hazel also had a curling team, which won many trophies. She was also a wonderful artist.
On June 10th, 1950 she married a handsome fellow from Norway, Frank Eugene Larsen. They spent a lot of time riding bikes with his Spaniel dog, Spike, in the bike basket, to their favorite fishing hole. In the winter they were avid skiers long before it was a fashionable sport to do.
In 1955 they welcomed their first child, a son Gordon. In 1957 along came a daughter, Ardis and in 1961 Eula was born, completing their little family. In 1958 they moved into a house that was brought down on skids from the Pinchi Mine.
They raised their family there and she was able to live out her life in that home. Hazel and Frank both played the violin and harmonica. Hazel played guitar as well. She loved to play the quitar and harmonica (at the same time) around the bonfire.
The garden was her favorite place to be. She could grow anything. She used to supply the Hudson’s Bay with vegetables way back in the day. Her other love in life was sports. She always appreciated anyone who would take the time to talk sports and old times with her.
In the last few years she became very interested in the sports on TV including golf because her granddaughter’s husband manages a golf course. Heaven forbid that you would want to take her anywhere on a Saturday or interrupt what she was watching she would say “you know that is my day for sports”. She will be missed immensely.
Hazel is survived by her children Gordon, Ardis (Floyd), Eula; brothers Edward Perison (Judy), Russell Perison (Mary); grandchildren Courtney (Chris), Shea (Sheena), Casey; step grandchildren Annie (Sam), Tyson; great grandchildren Mitchell, Reid; step great grandchildren Lylah, Harvey, Quinn, Maia, Neve.
She is predeceased by husband Frank, sister Eula Sales, sister Shirley Mitchell, brother Lester Perison, brother Sheldon Perison, grandson Martin Fonda, son-in-law Richard Turgeon.
A graveside service was performed by the immediate family on November 8, 2020.
The family would like thank Dr. P. van Zyl and the Stuart Lake Hospital staff for their wonderful care of our mother.
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