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The North Shore Leader, March 3, 1944

Mrs. D. King Hazen

It is with sincere sorrow that friends learned Saturday (February 26, 1944) of the death of Mrs. D. King Hazen of Saint John, which occurred that morning at St. Josephís Hospital in that city. Mrs. Hazen was the former Miss Mary Gertrude (Mollie) Creaghan, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Creaghan of Newcastle. Her husband, D. King Hazen KC is Progressive Conservative member of the House of Commons for Saint John-Albert.

Born in Newcastle (July 10, 1884), Mrs. Hazen was educated at St. Maryís Academy, Newcastle, Ville Marie Convent in Montreal, the Provincial Normal School in Fredericton and Emerson College in Boston. Since her marriage 32 years ago, she made her home in Saint John. Mrs. Hazen was at one time president of the Saint John Womenís Conservative Association and was associated with the Catholic Womenís League of that city. In November she helped to found the overseas Army Officerís Auxiliary, one son, Capt. John Douglas Hazen, being at present in Italy serving in the Canadian Army.

Mrs. Hazen was a member of the congregation of Holy Trinity Church and ably assisted in undertakings of the womenís groups of the parish. She will be widely mourned not only in Saint John but throughout the province, where she numbered many friends and where her charm of manner and culture of mind left a lasting impression.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Hazen leaves to mourn two daughters, (Priscilla) Mrs. J.E. McConnell of London, Ontario and Miss Rosemary Hazen, at home; two sons Capt. John Douglas Hazen and Frank Hazen, of the R.C.A.M.C., Halifax, a graduate this year of Dalhousie University; two sisters, Miss Aileen Creaghan and Miss Nan A. Creaghan of Newcastle and Montreal and five brothers: W.V. Creaghan and J.A. Creaghan of Moncton, D.S. Creaghan of Newcastle, and Gerald F. and T.C. Creaghan of Montreal.

The body rested at Mrs. Hazenís home, 105 Wright Street. Solemn High Mass of Requiem was offered at 9:45 Monday morning in Holy Trinity Church, Saint John with Rev. Dr. J. Emeric Dolan as celebrant. Pallbearers were David Ritchie, Gerald Lawson, James G. Harrison, Judge H.O. McInerney, William A. Clark and A.N. Carter KC.

The remains arrived in Newcastle on the Ocean Limited Monday afternoon and led by Constables H.C. McCabe and Earl Evans of the R.C.M.P. in full dress uniform, the cortŤge left for St. Maryís Church. Marching in procession in a body were members of the Town Council and town officials. Right Rev. Monsignor J.J. MacLaughlan conducted the Libera service, which followed and at which the solemn music was rendered by the menís choir.

At the conclusion of the service, the body was borne to St. Maryís Cemetery where interment was made in the family plot. Officiating at the communal rites was the deceasedís cousin, Rev. Father Thomas McKendy, who was assisted by Rev. Father P. R. McCarthy, curate of St. Maryís.

The pallbearers were C.P. McCabe, J. Mac OíBrien, Willis McD. Nicholson, A.J. Ritchie, G.P. Burchill, R.A. Snowball, R. Waldo Crocker, J.F. Kingston.

A large and beautiful array of floral tributes as well as many Mass cards and other spiritual offerings, telegrams and cards of condolences were received, evidencing the high esteem in which the late Mrs. Hazen was held.

Among the mourners coming from outside to attend the obsequies were the deceasedís husband, D. King Hazen KC, M.P., son Pte. Frank Hazen and daughter, Miss Rosemary Hazen, and her brothers John A. and William V. Creaghan of Moncton; T. Cyril and Gerald F. Creaghan of Montreal; her sisters, Miss Aileen and Nan Creaghan, also of Montreal; Mrs. John A. Creaghan and Mrs. William V. Creaghan of Moncton, and John W. McManus of Moncton, a brother-in-law. Her brother, D.S. Creaghan and Mrs. Creaghan attended the funeral services in Saint John and returned with the funeral party and Mrs. McConnell of London, Ontario, was in Saint John during her motherís illness, remaining until after the funeral.