Hazel Trask

Hazel Evelyn Trask

Saturday, March 29th, 1930 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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TRASK, (Smith) Hazel Evelyn

The family of Hazel Trask wishes to announce her passing at the age of 89 at The Meadows, Yarmouth, NS, on October 26, 2019 with her loving family at her side. She was born March 29, 1930 in Port Maitland, to Raymond and Florence (Mullen) Smith. She lived all her married life in Sandford, NS where she was active in church, community and school activities, with a passion for genealogy. She published her family history, Our Smiths. She was a member of both the Nova Scotia Colony and the Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants, the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada and a life member of the Old Beaver River, and Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society.

She taught in the Sandford and Port Maitland Schools. She was an active member of the Sandford United Baptist Church where she served as organist and choir director and worked in children’s programs. She had a Dominion Life membership in the WMS. She loved making connections with everyone she met. Given an opening, she could cite relationships between families for several generations. Hazel was a resourceful homemaker and seamstress, making quilts, and her children’s clothing. Her family knew that her baking, especially her apple pie, was the best around. She loved her family.

Her stroke in 2010 dramatically changed her life. Her Christian faith and her enduring wit and humour carried her through these difficult times. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Herbert Douglas “Doug” Trask, their children Cheryl (Herb), Brian (Kim) and Kendrick (Steve); grandchildren: Ross (Jen), Jane (Chris), Josh (Jessica), Blake (Sam), Hannah (Matthew) and Brett (Alexa) and eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law Elizabeth Landers and brother-in-law Leslie Hicks; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, and siblings Aleen, Henry and Raymond.The family is grateful for the Nova Scotia Home Care which allowed her to live at home for several years after her stroke. Her last years were spent first in Nakile and then The Meadows where Doug joined her as a resident. Deepest thanks go to the staff at The Meadows- Mayflower and Doctors Horton and Chandler who gave her wonderful care.

Visitation is Sunday evening, November 3, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 at Sweeny’s Funeral Home in Yarmouth. The funeral service conducted by Pastor Herb Anderson will be held there November 4 at 2 PM, interment to follow in Sandford Cemetery. Join the family at the Sandford United Baptist Church for a time of refreshments after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sandford United Baptist Church or the Sandford Cemetery or a charity of your choice.Online condolences may be made to or you may sign the guestbook online at

Her children arise and call her blessed… a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised- Proverbs 30: 28a, 30b

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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  • Service

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Pastor Herb Anderson
    Rev. Scott MacDonald
    Rev. Robert Baker
  • Interment

    Sandford Cemetery
  • Reception

    Sandford Baptist Church
    Sandford, NS


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Posted at 09:07pm
To my childhood friend Brian. I was searching threw obituary for a friend and noticed your mom passed away. Its sad, that over the years we don't keep in touch but life is busy. I will always remember the times I visited your home. Your mom was a great school teacher. You mother and mine were born same year . I don't know if you will ever see this post because sometime has passed since your moms death.Hazel is gone from her physical form but remains spiritually in our hearts and awaits the day when our creator delivers his promises. I find this helps me in troubled times.
John 5:28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice.
Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Isaiah 65: 21 They will build houses and live in them, And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage.
22 They will not build for someone else to inhabit, Nor will they plant for others to eat. For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full.
23 They will not toil for nothing, Nor will they bear children for distress, Because they are the offspring made up of those blessed by God, And their descendants with them.
24 Even before they call out, I will answer While they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, The lion will eat straw just like the bull, And the serpent’s food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain, says God.
God, family and friends help you through this difficult time. Deepest sympathy from Barb & Allan Winters and Family.


Joyce Jackson

Posted at 10:44am
Herb, Cheryl & family,
So sorry to hear of Cheryl's mother's passing. May the Lord bless you with His peace and comfort at this time. Thinking of you.
Love Gordon, Joyce & family

Frank Bradford

Posted at 08:35pm
To Doug and Hazel's family, our sincere condolences from her cousin Alice Bradford (Owens) and family.

Louise O'Brien

Posted at 07:45pm
Dear Doug, Cheryl and Herb, Brian and Kim, Kendrick and Steve; as well as your families. My love and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of the great times our families had together over the years. I am proud to say Hazel has been a cherished friend. Unfortunately I will not be able to get to the service tomorrow. I have been down with a flu bug for about a week and just don't feel up to making the trip. However, you all are in my thoughts at this very difficult time. May God bless you all. Cherish the memories! Most Sincerely, Louise


Linda Moakler

Posted at 07:14pm
Brian, Kendrick and families.

I was sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. From everything I've heard about her she was very special indeed. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the wonderful memories help you through this sad time.

"A Mom's hugs lasts long after she lets go"

Linda Moakler (Comeau)


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