Hazel Emily Lowndes 1925-2016
Hazel Lowndes (Westell) passed away peacefully at the Sisters of St. Joseph Hospice in London, Ontario on 10th February, 2016. Pre-deceased by her husband Ernest (1920-1996), her sisters, Janet and Myra, and her brother, Alan. Much loved mother of Valerie (Peter Hunter) and Colin (Mary-Michaele Sabia) and adored Nana to Kate. As well as family, she leaves her best friend Christiane Bachmann.
After spending six years with the 8th Army in North Africa, Ernie met Hazel at the Red Lion pub in Northampton England. They married, established a home, and started a family. After much thought and conversation about their children’s future, they made the decision to emigrate from England to London, Ontario with their young family in 1957. Here, they made a new life with courage, hard work and a great deal of love. Hazel had a wonderful flair for friendship and a genuine love of literature. Besides her family and her beloved cat Zuzu, friends and books were her twin comforts. She will be deeply missed.
A private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Hazel’s life will be held on a date to be announced.
CondolencesNo condolences yet.
Add Your Condolence
Complete 2 simple steps to place a Memorial Donation
1. Notify Family
2. Remit donation (a new browser window will open)
Note that donations must be made directly through the aforementioned organizations. Harris Funeral Home does not collect donations.
Step One: Notify Family
Complete and send the form below to notify family of your contribution: