Obituary of The Ven. Dr. Harold Hazen
The Ven. Dr. Ford Harold Hazen, son of the late Ford H. Hazen and Alice E. (Vallis) Hazen, died on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born June 23, 1932, in Saint John.
Harold worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia on Charlotte Street prior to enrolling at the University of King’s College, Halifax in 1951, graduating in 1958 with a BA and LTh with distinctions. He was made a Deacon at Trinity Church in Saint John in 1957, and ordained Priest at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, in 1958. He served as assistant Curate at St. Luke’s Church, Saint John 1957-1958; Rector of Grand Manan 1958-1962; first Rector of Marysville cum Maugerville 1962-1971; Rector of Sussex and Studholm 1971-1985. He served as Rural Dean of Fredericton and Chaplain to the Legion in Marysville and Sussex. In 1983, he was appointed Canon of Christ Church Cathedral and in 1985 accepted the appointment of Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Fredericton and Diocesan Archdeacon; he retired from this position in 1997. In 1988 he was appointed the Bishop’s Commissary. University of King’s College granted him the degree Dr. Cn. L., Honoris Causa. He served on the Board of Governors of the University of King’s College and the Atlantic School of Theology. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sussex, the Rotary Club of Fredericton, Probus Saint John, and the Fortnightly Club of Saint John, and served 25 years in the Scouting movement. He was a member of the Provincial Synod of Canada for 9 years and 12 years on the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, serving on the National Executive Council and the Finance Committee.
Harold also enjoyed helping on a Goat Farm, building his cottage, being a successful apiarist and maker of homemade natural wines.
Harold is survived by his sons: David (Pam), Mark (Shirley), and Andrew (Naomi); grandchildren: Avery, Kathleen, Margaret, Etelka, and Noah; brother, Donald (Linda); sister, Pearl Hazen; and 12 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth “Betsy” (Teed) Hazen; sister, Bernice Camacho; and brother, Gordon (Gloria).
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Palliative Care team at the Saint John Regional Hospital and the staff at the Chateau de Champlain for the excellent care and dedication to our father. Your kindness will not be forgotten.
Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424). Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Trinity Anglican Church, 115 Charlotte Street, Saint John, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. A funeral service will follow at the church at 1 pm. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery.
For those who wish, remembrances to Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Please place online condolences and remembrances at www.BrenansFH.com.