It is with great sadness that the family of George Kenneth Hazen announces his passing which occurred on Wednesday November 29, 2023, at Embassy Hall in Quispamsis, NB. Born in Saint John, NB on October 17, 1937, he was the son of the late Kenneth & Hilda (Colwell) Hazen.
George is survived by his loving wife Janet (Hodgson) Hazen; children: Mark Hazen (Charline Poirier) of Riverview, NB, Wendy Jones (Wayne) of Carencro, LA and Brian Hazen (Laura Watson) of Bloomfield, NB; brother Francis Hazen of Sussex, NB; sister Persis Starkey-Steeves of Quispamsis, NB; grandchildren: Justin Roberts (Hira) and Tanner Roberts (Sharlie); as well as four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his sister-in-law Joyce Hazen, and brother-in-law Glendon Steeves.
In 1977, George and Janet moved from Quispamsis to make a new home in Bloomfield. The first horse came along in 1978 after the barn was built (it may not have even been completed). Many horses were boarded in that barn, along with their own until 2002. During those years, George was very involved in many aspects of the horse world. After 37 years of working in the Accounting Dept for NBTel, he retired in 1991. Upon retirement from the barn, George and Janet then began to travel more, including becoming “Snowbirds” in Florida until 2014. Once it was decided to stay closer to home, they enjoyed their social life of many card games with their pack of friends and eating out 3-4 nights a week. When Janet needed to move from their home into care, George was dedicated to visiting her everyday, even if it meant during Covid restrictions that he sat outside her bedroom window. They were reunited this summer when George joined her at Embassy Hall.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and all Staff at Embassy Hall for the care he received during the last few months, and their continuing support to Janet.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB and will be held privately. Donations in memory of George may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through: ReidsFH.com