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In loving memory of
Roland Joseph Marcel Hazel
  • October 07, 1927
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  • April 13, 2021

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Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Roland  (Roly) Hazel. He is survived by his loving wife Beulah of 20 years and youngest brother Jean Guy as well as his four children, Nancy, Daniel, Michelle and Susan (David) as well as nieces and nephews. He was affectionally called Buppa/Grandpa by his grandchildren, Trevor, Kristy, Carolyn, Steven, Marty, Scott, Matt, Alana and Kevin. His legacy lives on in his great-grandchildren Kayla, Jack, Kelsey, Kylie, Sullivan, Lewis, Leila, Drew, Mikayla, Mason, Lucas, Kaitlyn, Makenzie, Griffin, Beckett and Kate.
Roland was predeceased by parents Exilda & Georges Hazel, his first wife Muriel, mother of his four children, siblings Georges, Arthur, Anna, Exilda and daughter-in-law Rose and two sons-in-law, Rusty and Ron.
He was born in Montreal and his many years in the military sparked his interest in travelling, be it Europe, Canada or the United States. After the military he transitioned his career to scheduling transportation in West Island of Montreal. This theme continued with a move to California where he worked with local bus transport. As a man open to new adventures he settled in Florida and worked in condominium management. Roland loved challenging himself and was always open to learning, from becoming a watch-maker, building play furniture for his children, finishing basements in the many family homes, to testing technology programs in their early stages. With a young family, he built our first pull-out travel trailer and introduced his family to camping – a gift that allowed his children new sights and openness to meeting new people. Upon retirement, he shared his diverse computer knowledge by volunteering and teaching computer classes to seniors allowing them an opportunity to connect with their families and news from around the world. He passed his love of technology on to his family by giving them computers and programs to create family newsletters that went back and forth throughout the years.
Cruising with Beulah and his children was a highlight in later years providing lasting memories and joy. We will treasure our time together.
Roland lived life to the fullest, and always made family his priority. When asked about his life he said he had no regrets. His positive approach to life and robust sense of humor set an example for all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to extend appreciation and thanks to the hospice care he received from Compassionate Care and Cornerstone Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baldwin Brothers A Funeral and Cremation society.


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Tribute Wall

  1. 20 Apr 2021
    Michael & Marge Polikoff says:
    We were most saddened to hear of Roland's passing. It was our honor and pleasure to have met and worked with Roland on behalf of Cambridge C in Florida. Margie and I also loved sharing our friendship with Roland and Beulah. We extend our deepest condolences to Beulah and Roland's family.

    Michael and Marge Polikoff

  2. 17 Apr 2021
    Stephen McTiernan says:
    Uncle Roly had a wonderful hearty laugh and sense of humor. I often remember the extra kindness and hospitality that both he and Aunt Muriel showed to my friend Mike and I many years ago on a visit to Fort Lauderdale. But my favorite memory of Uncle Roly was when I was young and the day I "helped" him work in his little front garden in California. It was a joy, and he made me feel valued more than he could know. My prayers, and my sincere condolences to Beulah, my cousins, and their families.

  3. 16 Apr 2021
    Ruby Langwell says:
    RIP Uncle Roland. Thank you for joining our family 20 years ago when you married our Aunt Beulah. Enjoyed the too few times we were together.
    Prayers and hugs for all of your family.

  4. 16 Apr 2021
    Ruby Langwell and family says:
    So sad to hear of Uncle Rolands passing. He was such a wonderful man, we enjoyed having him in our family after he married Aunt Beulah.
    Prayers and hugs for everyone.

  5. 16 Apr 2021
    John Boutin says:
    I am saddened by this news and offer my condolences to his family. I found Roly a wonderful man with a pleasant disposition, quick wit and easy laughter. I am honored to have known him. May he rest in peace.

  6. 16 Apr 2021
    Beulah lit a candle:
    Lit since April 16, 2021 at 4:27:28 AM

  7. 16 Apr 2021
    Beulah says:
    I miss you more today.

  8. 16 Apr 2021
    Marion Hennigs says:
    Sincerest condolences to Roland's loving family, and especially to my dear friend, Beulah. It was an honor, privilege and delight to have known him.

  9. 16 Apr 2021
    Mitchel Graus says:
    My deepest CONDOLENCES to my Aunt Beulah and all of her other families. Uncle Roland gave Aunt Beulah a ton of enjoyment & respect, I liked Roland the very 1st time we met, that quickly changed as I saw how he treated her & his respect for our family as well. May he Rest In Peace and the good LORD watch over and protect all of his & her families.

  10. 15 Apr 2021
    Chuck Assell says:
    Sending our thoughts and prayers to Beulah and family on the passing of Roland.
    Roland has been a great neighbor here in Parkwood Village.
    He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

  11. 15 Apr 2021
    Chuck & Shirley Assell says:
    Sending our thoughts and prayers for the Hazel family. He has been a great neighbor here in Parkwood Village.
    May he rest in peace. We know he will be missed by all who knew him.

  12. 15 Apr 2021
    Luce Pattison says:
    My sincere condolences Beulah, Dan, Nancy, Michelle, Susan and family. I will cherish my memories of Uncle Roland. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

  13. 15 Apr 2021
    Luce Pattison says:
    My sincere condolences Beulah, Dan, Nancy, Susan, Michelle and family . I will cherish my memories of Uncle Roland and know how much he will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

  14. 15 Apr 2021
    Nicole Labrèche says:
    Sincere condolences to Beulah Nancy, Dan, Michelle & Susan and to his brother, Jean-Guy

  15. 15 Apr 2021
    Beulah Hazel says:
    I miss you and I love you forever!

  16. 15 Apr 2021
    Brenda Campbell says:
    Nancy, Dan, Michelle & Susan,
    Beulah.
    So very sorry to learn of Rolland's passing. My sincere condolences. Please God may he Rest in Peace.

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