Hazel 'Leone' Brennan
1931 - 2021
Obituary of Hazel 'Leone' Brennan
Brennan, Hazel Leone (nee Turner)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the age of 90. Leone is predeceased by her loving husband John (May 16, 2021). They were married for 68 years and 9 months. Leone never liked the name Hazel and trying to get people to call her Lee or Leone followed her through her life. Of note, her mother’s first name was Pansy so Hazel pales in comparison. She is survived by her loving children Barbara Brennan, Wendy Brennan Miller, John Brennan, Peggy Brennan, Mike Brennan and Mary Jill Hasson. She has 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She is also survived by her only brother, Alan Turner and his wife Betty. They also have an extended family.
One thing Lee was very proud of was her teaching certificate. She only worked as a teacher in the early years because as the family grew she made the decision to be a stay at home mom. She was very proud of her family and her role in raising her children.
Early in their married life they lived in Tillsonburg, Otterville and Norwich area. John worked for Ontario Hydro so they moved a fair bit. They then moved to Aylmer then London and eventually to Essex country. Following retirement they stayed in Kingsville and Leamington as they loved the community and being close to the lake. They had loved to golf and curl and did that as long as their bodies would allow. They were inseparable until his passing in May. After that Lee moved to long term care in Waterdown to be closer to family. They are now together forever.
Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) by contacting Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca