Hazel was born and raised in Singapore to father Chin Khee Min and mother Lai Mei Lian, in August 1948. Hazel immigrated to Canada in 1975 where she made a life with her spouse, Justin Chee Kin Lee – they were married for 46 years. In addition, Hazel is survived by children: Juliana, Harold, Isaac, Belynda and Maurice. Hazel was Grandma, Po-Po, and Mah Mah to 13 grandchildren: David, Braeden, Aimee, Samuel, Danica, Malachi, Zyana, Alethea, Benjamin, Sue-Lee, Aiden, Ethan, Sean. To Hazel, her family was her world whom she loved and dedicated quality time towards through family dinners, vacations, and celebrating special occasions.
Known for her warm hospitality, giving heart, and selfless nature, Hazel was a sister to 6 siblings: Sen, Iris, Johnny, Christopher, Sylvia, and Clara, who reside in Singapore, the United States, and Canada. Despite a diagnosis of cancer in 2005, her strong faith upheld and defined who she was in life as she lived life to the full enjoying travels, hosting dinners and gatherings, and cultivating rich relationships. Hazel was a beloved friend of many and had many friend circles, in life and work in Singapore, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Vancouver, and Florida to name a few. Hazel loved being in nature and you could often find her taking any opportunity to capture a photo of a sunset, catch an image of a wild animal in its habitat, or snap a picture of flowers and foliage. But more than anything, Hazel was known for her warm smile and loving heart. She was and is an inspiration.The family has entrusted Serenity Funeral Service with the Viewing Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021. Hazel will be cremated and a Tribute Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 13, 2021 at McKernan Baptist Church.
Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101