Death Notices & Obituaries

Hazel Smith

HAZEL SMITH (nee Davidson) Born 16.8.1933 - Died 5.12.2019 At her personal request Hazel had a direct cremation. She was the much loved wife and best friend of Jim, proud mum of Graham and his wife Jane, sister-in-law to the late Brian, his widow Kath and auntie to Councillor David and cousin to Ann, Paul and Nigel. Hazel was born in Manchester and came to Darwen age 11. She attended Avondale Girls School, married Jim in 1955 and for 20 years ran 'Hazels' Ladies Fashion/Drapery Shop on Bolton Road before moving to Knowlesly Road in 1974. In total she lived in the Whitehall area for 64 years. Her ashes will be scattered at Lytham where she spent hundreds of days walking/cycling with Jim in the much favoured spot on the Fylde Coast. In due course a small family gathering will take place to celebrate Hazels long and happy life. All enquiries to Ainsworth's Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290



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  • John Priestleysays...

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    Hazel was a lovely lady and a good neighbour. She will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. John and Renee ****
  • Sylvia Ripponsays...

    I remember Hazels shop on Bolton Road, lovely lady, condolences to her family x
  • Purple Cardigansays...

    I didn't know this lady, but what a lovely obituary has been written about her life. Condolences to the family. x
  • Michael Corrigansays...

    Hazel was a fantastic person.Hazel was very welcoming to me and my family.Very sorry to Jim and Graham at the sad loss . Rest in peace Hazel
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