RALSTON, Hazel -
Passed away peacefully at Extendicare on March 9, 2013 in her 91st year. Hazel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. A private family service has been scheduled.
I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
She has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of her still the same way, I say;
She is not dead, she is just away.
James Whitcomb Riley,
American poet (1849 - 1916)