10 May 1948 – 14 September 1998
Subject: Hazel’s pages
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 01:32:54 -0700
Rob, Joshua and Zoë;
Thank you so much for sharing with me the beautiful memories of Hazel. As I read the web page and saw the pictures of her it reminded me of when I met her that Christmas in San Francisco. What struck me about her was how familiar she seemed, as if I had always known her. I remember having conversations with her while she was busy in the kitchen, talking about her career and about family, as if our conversations were a familiar and common occurence rather than two people getting to know each other who had never before met. That Christmas I remember meeting all of you for the first time, going for walks together and enjoying your family as my family who I wish we had been able to live next door to rather than on different continents. Hazel was a person who I saw as a role model, a person who had managed to master that delicate balance between a successful career and a devotion to her family. I remember thinking how interesting her life was and how I would be lucky to achieve her kind of success.
From: Emma Hyde Subject: Re: Hazel: One year later ... Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 00:20:35 -0700
Thank you for your email. To be truly loved as much as Hazel is the most precious gift anyone can hope for. She was an amazing woman whose memory will not be forgotten.
xoxo hugs and kisses from Vancouver,
Emma Hyde was Hazel’s first cousin once removed.