On Thursday, January 4, 2018 Lumacare lost a dear friend and volunteer, Hazel Saint-Pierre. Hazel passed away at the age of 84 surrounded by her loving family, including her husband of 60 years, Martin Saint-Pierre.

Hazel joined the Lumacare family in 2010 when we were known as Downsview Services for Seniors and was a frequent patron to our Diner’s Club Congregate Dining Program and our B.O.O.S.T. Adult Day Program.  Always one to go above and beyond for a cause she felt passionately about, Hazel was an active fundraiser for the organization.  She was a longtime member of our Seniors Volunteer Craft Group, which raises thousands of dollars for Lumacare each year and she participated in countless other fundraising and special events.  In 2017, Hazel was recruited to join Lumacare’s inaugural Client & Family Advisory Committee, a Board of Directors Sub-Committee that ensures the client voice is heard across the organization.

Hazel was a passionate woman that was driven to make a difference in her community and stand for what she believes in.  She was a good friend to many and was always willing to speak up for those who might not have a voice.  On behalf of Hazel’s fellow volunteers, clients, friends, and the staff at Lumacare, our hearts are with Hazel’s family as we all mourn the loss of an incredible woman.

In Hazel’s honour, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Lumacare.

Hazel, you will forever be in our hearts.  You have left an indelible mark on Lumacare and your community.