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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