Mothers’ Union received the sad news just before Christmas of the passing of Hazel Treadgold who was Central President of our organisation from 1983 – 1988. She passed away peacefully at home on Monday 19th December 2016, surrounded by her loving family. We extend our prayerful support and heartfelt sympathies to her son Marcus, daughter Joanna and their families as they mourn Hazel’s passing.
Current Worldwide President Lynne Tembey said “I was very sorry to hear of Hazel’s passing and extend to her family our deep sorrow, love and sympathy at this time. Hazel was an inspirational lady, she travelled to many parts of the world on behalf of Mothers’ Union, she was a great encourager. Before becoming Central President she was Central Young Families Chairperson, as “family” was very important to her. Hazel was fun to be around, and a real bubbly character. She was also on the working group which helped with the planning of the 1988 Lambeth Wives Conference. I pray that members will remember with love and great affection Hazel’s leadership, faithfulness and commitment to Mothers’ Union, and especially remember Marcus, Joanna and their families at this time. I pray that Hazel may she rest in peace eternal and rise in glory”
A private funeral service took place on Friday 30th December. There is to be a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate Hazel’s life which is to be held in Chichester Cathedral on Friday 27th January 2017 at 3pm, members, wearing their badges if possible, and friends are welcome to attend.