Hazel Ruth Harlow (Kirk)

Passed 12/05/2019

Obituary for Hazel Ruth Harlow (Kirk)

Passed peacefully in VG Palliative Care on December 5th, 2019 at age 75 with her daughters and family by her side. She was born in Goldenville to the late John W. Kirk and Margaret (MacDonald) Kirk. She grew up in the family homestead in Glenelg, Guysborough County until moving to Halifax for work. That’s where she met her late husband George F. Harlow and had two daughters Nancy Lynn and Georgina (Ruth). Hazel worked for Halifax Regional Water where she retired after 31 years service on September 30, 2002. She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Stephen) and G. Ruth. Sisters Elizabeth (Victor) Mason, Elvira Gerrior and Genevieve (George) Gaudet and sister in-law Shirley Kirk and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George F. Harlow, her parents John W. Kirk and Margaret (MacDonald) Kirk, brothers Howard and Graham and his wife Cecelia. Lost 3 siblings in infancy. Hazel was an avid bridge player who earned her Ruby Life Masters. When Hazel was not playing bridge you could find her at home playing cards with her sisters. She looked forward to coffee with the HRWC ladies on Tuesdays once a month and Saturday nights at Bingo. She loved her cats Cindy Lou and Lily Pad. She made many friends over the years and cherished every one of them.

Many thanks to Dr Bruce Colwell and Oncology team and Dr Janice MacGregor family physician. A special thank you from her daughters and family for the exceptional care she received at VG 7a Palliative Care for making her final weeks as comfortable as they could and MAID team Dr Horton, Dr Chisholm and Nurse Monica for helping her on her next journey as well as Heather Britten singing John Denver “Annie's Song “ as she passed on.
Cremation has taken place through Donald K Walker funeral and cremation services. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to charity of your choosing.

Please join us for Celebration Of Life on Saturday December 14, 2019 at 1:00pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church ay 3311 Ashburn Ave with Rev. Michael Koslowski officiating. Reception to follow.
Hazel’s Burial to follow in Glenelg, Guysborough Co; Riverside Cemetary on a later date.



Funeral Service

01:00 PM
Calvin Presbyterian Church
3311 Ashburn Ave
Halifax, NS B3L4C3
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Hazel was a great lady. Always friendly and upbeat. The love of her family, especially her daughters made her strong. She will be greatly missed as a friend and a bridge partner/opponent. We hope that great memories of her will help to ease the loss for her family.
- Marcia and Terry
A shining example of cheerfulness and pleasant chatter at the bridge tables despite very serious health issues. Peace be with her.
- Dave Tanner
Nancy & Ruth.... your Mom (Aunt Hazel) was an amazing woman and I know how much you will miss her. Her spirit will live on in the memory of everyone she had the opportunity to befriend. Her laughter was contagious... and her advice to me over the years was always on the mark. My deepest condolences. Love you both xoxo
- Tamatha Mitchell
Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Colleen and John
- Colleen Withrow
Our sincere condolences to Hazel s family her sisters Elvira Genevieve and Elizabeth, So So sorry for Hazels passing. So many memories we will never forget, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you Love you all. Bert and Dorothy
- Dorothy Morrison
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. I saw Hazel at church the last time I was home. She was such a fighter! I have lots of great memories from when we were all kids and visited back and forth between houses. As cousins we always had lots of interaction. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pearl (MacDonald) and David Dauphinee.
- Pearl Dauphinee
I had the pleasure to work with Hazel for a few years until she retired. What a warm, kind and funny lady! May her memory comfort you in the days ahead. My sincere condolences to you all....
- Karen Kearney
Hazel was one of a kind. Great loss to her many bridge friends
- Kristie Misener
Hugs and prayers, Love you all.
- Susan Ferris
Dear Nancy and Ruth So sorry to hear about the lose of your Mom. We know how much love you had for one another and how you shared such a wonderful life together, we hope that with time your heart will heal and again be filled with all the loving and joyous memories you shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sincerely Cathy and David Fredericks
- Cathy and David
Sorry for your family loss
- Jean dentremont
“ Always a lady” I only knew Hazel for a short time. She always had a smile or a kind word at the bridge table. May God Bless. I am very sorry for your loss. Eil MacNeil
- Neil MacNeil

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