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Born: Nov 01, 1929

Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2022

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November 1, 1929 - October 31, 2022

Born fittingly on All Saint's Day, November 1, 1929, Hazel Quinton passed away peacefully, just hours before her 93rd Birthday on October 31, 2022 at the Simkin Centre, attended by children, grandchildren, relatives, caregivers, Reverend Paul and others.
Hazel was predeceased by her parents Fred and Pearl (Kellough) Cooper, and her wonderful loving husband of 62 years, Paul Quinton.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Jeffrey and his wife Susan, and their children Jason and Amy; daughter Janet Skelly and her husband Bill Skelly and their daughters Kristen, Lauren and her husband Dustin Paterson and great-grandsons Jack and Charlie; son John Quinton and his wife Jane (Rattray) and their children Annie and Laura; and daughter Joanne and partner Todd Anderson. Hazel provided boundless, endless love and devotion to her family.
She will also be fondly remembered by many Quinton, Hurst, and Kellough cousins, nieces and nephews. Hazel and Paul enjoyed a glorious group ofclose friends, whose children and grandchildren also became Hazel's friends, often referring to her as Auntie Haze or Mrs. Q.
Hazel's foundation was built on her love for her family, her friends and supporting others. She dedicated her life to serving her community and those in need: Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Junior League (locally and internationally), Manitoba Theatre Centre, Rainbow Stage, March of Dimes, Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation and many other Health Organisations, Clubs and Schools. She was awarded the "Queens Medal of Honour" for her service.
She was a lady of Faith and worked tirelessly over her life with her Churches: St. Mark's, St. Andrews, St. Luke's in Winnipeg, St. John the Baptist, Vancouver Island. Her first thought every morning was "Who can I help and serve today?" She delivered every day. Many were touched by her caring, love and generosity.
Many thanks are due to the wonderful team of caregivers who provided her love and care: Lita Keith, Nila Guinto, Remie Ballesteros, and the wonderful staff and residents of the Canoe Club and the Simkin Centre who lengthened and enriched her life.
She was uniquely special, we were all enriched by the life of Hazel Quinton. We will miss her genuine spirit and will carry the lessons she taught us about kindness, serving others and supporting family with us.
A "Celebration of Life" will be scheduled at a later time. For those who wish please consider a donation to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, or Rossbrook House.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • My years at the Elegant John were golden. Hazel was the epitome of kindness and class. Some of the people I worked with are still lifelong friends: Lorna Robb, Leslie Riley, the Macoombs. Haze taught all of us so much. She will be truly missed, but her incredible legacy lives on. My life is richer for having known her! Blessings to family! Shannon MacFarlane xo - Posted by: Shannon macfarlane (Employee) on: Nov 16, 2022

  • Hazel Quinton is fondly remembered as a Social Sponsor with Beta Sigma Phi guiding many young women over the years. Our condolences to the Quinton Family. posted by Corresponding Secretary, Winnipeg City Council, Beta Sigma Phi - Posted by: Donna Little (Corresponding Secretary with Council Beta Sigma Phi) on: Nov 11, 2022

  • Hazel was the coordinator of Reach to Recovery when I began to volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. We were a group of breast cancer survivors who visited women who were newly diagnosed, to bring hope and encouragement for their journeys. Hazel led by example, always seeing the best in everyone and speaking well of all. Elegant lady that she was, she led the delivery of the regular fashion shows we produced. She mentored me well when I was asked to take on leadership roles with the CCS. She always spoke of her husband and children with love and pride. What a beautiful soul. I was blessed to know her. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Elaine Enns (Friend through Reach to Recovery) on: Nov 10, 2022

  • The world has lost a very special person and someone very dear to my heart. I am so sad to hear that Hazel has gone but, for selfish reasons. I will miss her beautiful smile. The Canoe Club will not be the same without her. She was such a kind, loving and genuine person. I certainly know where she is now as she has earned her place in Heaven where I am sure she is entertaining and creating lots of fun. RIP my dear friend until we meet again. Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how much you will miss her. You took such good care of her that I know this is why she lived as long as she did. God Bless my friend. - Posted by: Jackie Cantin (Friend and former employee of the Canoe Club Retirement Living) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • Hazel was a dear lady and had a profound, formative and enduring influence on me. I spent many hours at 200 Kingston Row and considered Haze a second Mom. Thanks to her loving character, theirs was a grace-filled and deeply nurturing family and home. With the best stocked fridge I had ever seen! She was intelligent, compassionate, forthright, wise and generous. The Christmas bounty she produced each year to bless family and friends required extra hands to wrap - a job I was delighted to take part in. Always respectful of others, she was able to offer just the right amount of guidance when confided in. The ripples of this social and emotional intelligence are seen in the generations that have followed. I cherish my precious memories of her life. Peace and comfort to her family. Lorna - Posted by: Lorna Evans. (Ferguson) (Family friend) on: Nov 07, 2022

  • Extending my heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Quinton family on Hazel's passing. Quite heartbroken at learning that Hazel has passed away! The dearest soul...the kindest heart! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute! She leaves an incredible legacy of love of family and her community! Hazel was a long time volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society's annual daffodil campaign and I so loved catching up with her! She was a shining light with a twinkle in her eye, and she touched alot of lives along the way! Even the other day I waved a warm hello at Hazel as I drove by the Canoe Club! I thought this quote was quite suitable: 'The true guide of life is to do what is right. Things are not always right because they are hard....I like things to happen and if they don't happen I like to make them happen' Winston Churchill Thinking of you all in the days ahead....take good care! Hazel may you RIP as you join your beloved Paul! Lynda Ruban HSC Foundation/ Canadian Cancer Society (retired) - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (Canadian Cancer Society (retired)) on: Nov 07, 2022

  • Hazel will always be such a Special person to me and my Family. My Dad, Mom and I would visit Winnipeg each summer and had such wonderful times with Hazel and Paul. Condolences to the Family. Love Lynne, Doug and Our Family - Posted by: Lynne Ravelle (Cousin) on: Nov 06, 2022

  • Thoughts and love to all the family. Auntie Hazel was a beautiful, kind and compassionate lady. I will never forget the amazing wedding shower she had for Karl and I, and the love and generosity she displayed all the time. I will cherish those memories forever. - Posted by: Tammi James (Great niece) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • To Jo Quinton and Quinton family. I remember your mom as a very lovely and kind lady. Always felt welcome visiting the Quinton house on Kingston Row. Also remember her as a savvy business women when she owned the Elegant John. My deepest condolences. Dianne Gillespie. - Posted by: Dianne Gillespie (Neighbour) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • Hazel Quinton's not so secret super power was taking a sincere interest in others. I was a friend of Jeff's; whenever I came to the Quinton home, which was often as it was a hub of activity for local kids, I always was made to feel welcome and a bit special. I felt she always expected us to be at our best and we usually were. Reading her obituary and memories from others, it is obvious that her interests in people and their stories were unbounded. The extended Quinton family were so fortunate to have such a great person in their lives. Sincere condolences from the Gillies. - Posted by: Ian Gillies (Family Friend) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • Haze was my cousin but she was always my “ big sister “. She was the most caring, loving and intelligent woman that I ever met. She never said an unkind word about anyone. My whole life she was always there for me - guiding and teaching everything that an older sister would for her younger spouse. As I am 14 years younger, she was an amazing example to me and then to my four children. My life will be so empty without her. All my love my Darling, Arlene Kerr❤️❤️🥲 - Posted by: Arlene Kerr (Cousin) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • A kind, intelligent and caring lady, Hazel was beautiful inside and out. I loved anytime she visited her “darlings “ in Vancouver as I had the pleasure of spending lovely sunny lunches in her company . Always interesting and interested in others, her humour and kindness live on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A good life well lived, a special lady, she will be missed. With love - Posted by: Linda Davies (Family friend) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • Hazel was so kind, patient and receptive. She always treated all the neighbourhood kids with respect and generosity. Blessings to all the Quinton clan and their loved ones. I feel your loss. - Posted by: COLIN A GILLIES (neighbour long ago) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • To all of Mrs Quinton's Family my deepest condolences. Your mum was lovely and kind whenever I saw her. She will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Sidney Macaw (Daughter of family friends) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • Auntie Hazel was one of the most caring and loving women I have ever known. She took great interest in what I was doing with my life and always offered support. She was always available for a conversation and caring advice. As a kid, she always welcomed us into her home and made sure we had fun and enough to eat. Hazel was a great friend to my parents Charlie and Leona and they frequently visited us at our home. I will always remember her wonderful smile and her caring demener. She never talked about herself, even as she became old and frail. One always felt like she really care about YOU more than she did about herself. I will miss her immensely and she will always be in my memories to help guide me through life. - Posted by: Robert Riess (Second Mother) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • Growing up on Kingston Row I was fortunate to spend lots of time at the ever welcoming Quinton house. Haze was so supportive and patient with us especially as teenagers. A very special neighborhood Mom to all of us! Condolences Q clan - Posted by: Ted Bigelow (Friend) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • I remember as a very young girl riding my bicycle over to Uncle Paul and Auntie Haze’s house on Cunnington Avenue. They were such fun people. I also babysat Jeff and Janet several times over those years. I can remember when she would model fur coats for her fathers company. I have met Hazel at several family events in the past few years and she was still a “class act”, always as beautiful and elegant as ever. She will be missed but such wonderful memories! - Posted by: Susan Allery Heim (Cousin) on: Nov 05, 2022

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