In Celebration of

Reverend David Edward Hazzard

November 7, 1953 -  May 27, 2021

Born November 7, 1953 in Chatham, Ontario, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

He passed away at his home in Brampton, Ontario surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Stacey Hazzard (nee Hunter); his children and grandchildren: Joshua Hazzard (Esther), Gabriel, Imogen, Eloise, Noah; Jordan Hageman (Joshua), Clara, Calvin, Caleb; Bethany Van Kesteren (Philip), Hunter, Lilly, Davanie, Ila; and Luke Hazzard. He is predeceased by his parents, James Russell Hazzard and Margaret Hazzard (nee Houle). Also survived by his six sisters and five brothers, Pat Waring (Gerry), Elaine Ikert (Al), Jim Hazzard (Anne), Merle Hazzard (Shelly), Sandy Routley (Perry), Mark Hazzard (Valarie), Ruth Manuel (Todd), Paul Hazzard (Janet), Betty Green, Steve Hazzard (Lisa), and Jan Zinck (Jonathan).

His list of accomplishments is long, but they were all birthed from a heart to serve the kingdom of God in whatever capacity he could. His family is most proud of not what he achieved, but the lives he impacted. His greatest passions were his family, the poor, the lost, and training future leaders. He used his 67 years here on earth to the utmost, pouring every last drop of his life to serve the cause of Christ as a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, student, teacher, pastor, and leader. He was dearly loved by so many people, because he loved people. One of his favourite sayings was, “People are precious.” Anyone who met David felt his love and interest in them as a person.

The outpouring of love and support from all those who knew David has been overwhelming and his family is so grateful for each message expressed and prayer that’s been prayed. To the medical team that cared so well for David—from the hospital teams (Dr. Patel and Dr. Yokom) to the in-home care team (Margaret, Beatrice, and Christiana)—the family expresses their heartfelt thanks.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the David Hazzard Memorial Fund where the family has selected three organizations near to David and Stacey’s heart. These are explained in the link provided:

A private family burial will be conducted. Due to restriction on gatherings at this time, an online memorial service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

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Gary and Gloria Hallberg (Friend)

Entered May 31, 2021 from Wintersville, Ohio

We had wonderful years with David and all the family. They were years we will always remember. David was a role model for me and an inspiration. He will be missed but the memories will always be there.

Darrell Muth (friend)

Entered May 31, 2021 from Edmonton

Davids's gift to me. His example showed me how to be present, to value the other, to learn their name, their story, to see each touchpoint as a potentially redemptive moment - that our treks were best done in the company of those we loved. We didn't get to Macchu Pichu. I will go (in the company of those I love) and I will give a tribute to my friend when I summit. Stacey and children, Know that I am praying for you and care for you very much

John Deacon (friend)

Entered May 31, 2021 from Thornhill

I had the honour of knowing David in a business context. Our business relationship did not end well, a failing entirely at my end, but it will always remain precious to me because of what I learned of David's capacity to pursue mercy regardless of the cost.

He had this desire to attain higher ground every time we met, which in a business context is not always the easier way. To be consistently pastoral can at times be costly, but it was a price David was willing to pay. On that basis alone I totally get why David was so exemplary and why he'll be so deeply missed.

I am also thankful of the people he'd stay in touch with, especially those who slipped outside the usual parameters of care. Specifically I am thankful for his remaining in touch with Ruth Mae McAlister right up to the day she died.

With highest regard for the mark he has left on so many, and the desire that God's peace and comfort see his family through their loss.

Sandarine G Lashley-Jones (Friend)

Entered May 31, 2021 from Etobicoke

Pastor Hazzard, thank you very much for the times you spent helping me with problems and teaching me to get a better relationship with the Lord, I had not seen you in a long time, but i will never forget you.

Wayne Medd, Kate Michielsen (friend)

Entered May 31, 2021 from Petrolia

we would like to offer our condolences to the family.


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