Hazel Anne Edwards (26 Jan 1984 - 15 May 2016)

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Location
Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene Church Lane Peckleton LE9 7RA
Date
25th May 2016
Time
2.30pm
Funeral Director
Richard Ward Funeral Services Ltd

Burial Details

Location
Churchyard of St. Mary MagdaleneChurch LanePeckletonLE9 7RA
Date
25th May 2016
Time
3.15pm

In loving memory of Hazel Anne Edwards who passed away on 15th May 2016, aged 32 years.

Hazel was born on a cold January afternoon in 1984, in the maternity ward of Leicester Royal Infirmary. She was the most beautiful baby who rarely cried, smiled readily and for her first year at our home in Fleckney, she sang to us, (her mum and dad), from her cot. Aged 2 we moved to Broughton Astley, across the road from Sally and Kate, who became her best friends and partners in crime. Hazel and Sally being the same age, attended Narborough Nursery School – which they loved and due in no small way to Mrs Rose.

Hazel then moved on to Old Mill Primary, then Hallbrook Primary, followed by Thomas Estley and John Cleveland College. Hazel always loved school and parents’ evenings were always a joy. She participated in everything – including playing the Flute in the Brass Band.

Animals were always a passion – she had “My Little Ponies”, Sylvanian Families and her own hamster called Toffee. When she was five, she started riding at Leire Equestrian Centre – the nearest riding school to us – and owned (although we had no idea), by the late Ken Clawson, who trained the British Olympic Team. Every year when asked what she wanted for birthdays or Christmas the answer was always the same: “I want a pony”.

When Hazel was 5 she was joined by a little brother Robert, she became like a second mum to him and they have always been close.

When Hazel was 11 we all moved to Peckleton – a place where as a family, we have very fond memories. This particular year, Hazel had received grooming kit for Christmas, mainly for use at Leire Riding School - where she spent every spare moment – accompanied by her partners in crime – Sally and Kate. We remember regularly picking her up as the sun went down, finding her sitting on a hay bale with a kitten on her knee – or berating “Henry” for not standing still. (Henry was a white pony with a very cheeky character – a favourite of Hazel’s).

In Peckleton there was a field of donkeys – a magnet for Hazel who used to climb on the gate and stroke them. One day, she plucked up courage to approach the lady – Celia Graff-Baker - who owned the donkeys to see if she could groom them. Celia agreed, so Hazel spent many a happy hour with (if I remember their names): Jacob, Anna, Dorcas – and others.

Eventually, when we felt she was old enough, she acquired her first horse – “Lady Cover Girl” – or Betty as we all called her. Every morning, snow, rain, hail, fog – or occasionally shine – Hazel would take care of her beloved Betty. This included poo picking the field and hauling great bales of hay, grooming a walloping great horse and then hacking out around the beautiful village of Peckleton. It also involved her father in towing a horse box backwards and forwards to shows – and when she left for University, backwards and forwards between Leicester and Aberystwyth.
As you might expect, Hazel studied Animal Science – and we heard great tales of her sawing off cow’s horns and spending all night in the lambing shed.

After University she went to work for British Gas – a job she enjoyed immensely – and we take our hats off to them – they have been very supportive throughout Hazel’s illness.

Sadly, in April 2014 Hazel was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme, the worst kind of brain tumour. Throughout the treatments and therapies Hazel never complained, never felt sorry for herself and conducted herself with great dignity. This tumour took everything from her – and then took her away from us. We were all at her bedside when she passed away gently.

Dave Russell donated £50 in memory of Hazel

So saddened to hear that Hazel has left us far too soon

We shared many years together & I will always look back on those times with a smile

My thoughts are with John, Jackie & Robert

Bye bye Hazel. Everyone who knew you, will miss you x

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  • Thank you Dave John & Jackie

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Dave Russell wrote

So saddened to hear that Hazel has left us far too soon

We shared many years together & I will always look back on those times with a smile

My thoughts are with John, Jackie & Robert.

Bye bye Hazel. Everyone who knew you, will miss you x

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John Edwards wrote

John, Jackie and Robert would like to thank everyone who has donated so generously in memory of Hazel. Thank you all.

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Janis Toon donated £50 in memory of Hazel

In memory of our beautiful precious niece and cousin - RIP Hazel - much loved and will be forever missed. Gone but never forgotten. With lots of love xxx

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Ann & Vin Morris donated £50 in memory of Hazel

Happy memories of Hazel will always be with us

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Eleanor Graff-Baker donated £20 in memory of Hazel

With affectionate, grateful and happy memories of Hazel from Eleanor

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Nicky James donated £20 in memory of Hazel

Hazel, what a brilliant friend and all round lovely person. I will miss you every day, and I will always ride Izzy for you, and make every minute count, I know you'll be with Betty & Connie and Gyps, love you missus xxx

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John Edwards donated £30 in memory of Hazel

John Edwards donated £30 on behalf of Steve Herbert

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Mark, Julie, Charlotte and Josh Hill donated £20 in memory of Hazel

We are sorry to hear of this tragic news, we are all thinking of you at this time and can fondly remember her walking her horse up and down Hill Close. Sincere condolences from all the Hills

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  • Thank you Mark & family. John & Jackie Edwards

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Shannon Evans donated £10 in memory of Hazel
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John Edwards donated £20 in memory of Hazel

Donated on behalf of Jill, one of Hazel's wonderful care team

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John Edwards donated £10 in memory of Hazel

Donated on behalf of Hazel Anne Edwards by Hazel & Mick Tingle - thank you both

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John Edwards donated £30 in memory of Hazel

Donation from the bar receipts at the Bosworth Hall Hotel

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John Edwards donated £35 in memory of Hazel

Donated on behalf of Louise Nicholson, Judith Wight & Jane Evans - the Belvoir Ride "gang" - thank you all

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Peter Nicholson donated in memory of Hazel
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Leanna Savory donated £20 in memory of Hazel
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Rachael Sueref (formally O'Brien) posted a picture

I am sorry I could not make the funeral today but I wanted to share some pictures and fantastic memories from uni life in Aber shared with Hazel xx

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Rachael Sueref (formally O'Brien) donated £50 in memory of Hazel
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Fiona Murphy wrote

Hazel I will always remember our adventures together - usually with our dogs! - whether it was just big walks, dog birthday parties or you almost getting into Mark Todds lorry or just having wine and fun at a BBQ - happy times and happy memories. You are with Connie now watching us all. Love Fi xx

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Breda Smyth donated in memory of Hazel

Fond memories of Hazel visiting Newtown (Ireland) with John, Jackie & Robert. She was a beautiful girl.

Breda

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Mary Majury donated £20 in memory of Hazel

In memory of my much loved great neice

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