Stanstead College Boys Return to Visit Hazel
Hazel,previously known for her eviction from Stanstead’s White House residence, has recently been reunited with her ‘boys’ from Stanstead College in a follow-up visit this past week. Joanne Ross, Admissions Officer at the College, accompanied the young men to Sanborn Seniors Residence in Ayer’s Cliff last Thursday, June 9th. Students Max Daniel and Anthony Pasquale, despite having exams the following day, took the time to travel to Ayer’s Cliff and spend a good portion of the afternoon with the elderly Hazel. The visit was scheduled ahead of time and Hazel was quietly dozing in her room when her guests arrived.
Hazel’s face lit up when she woke to find visitors at her bedside. A little confused at first, recognition slowly dawned on her face and she affectionately hugged the boys. As was the case in the past, Hazel’s lack of hearing posed a communication problem at first, but her visitors used a dry erase board to communicate with her. She was eager to chat and claimed she was
thrilled to realize she had not been forgotten.
Upon departure we approached the staff and asked whether Hazel was going to get a new hearing aid. We were then informed that she had been given a new hearing aid, but had proceeded to lose her second one, as she had the first. The residence employee reassured us that they were making arrangements to have yet another device provided to her.
Ms. Ross had been very eager to arrange a follow-up visit between the students and Hazel. Upon departing the residence, she commented on what a lovely lady Hazel was and how she sincerely hoped the visit had cheered her. Judging from the hugging and smiles at the visit, there is no question that Hazel was thrilled by her afternoon guests. The Desbiens family would like to express their sincere thanks to family and friends for their cards, donations, visits at the funeral home and support at the time of the death of our father Your kindness was greatly appreciated. Also thank you to Janie and Leslie of Cass Funeral Home for their warm and friendly welcome. Please consider this a personal «Thank you». Holy Spirit, you who makes everything clear to me, who enlightens all paths, leading to my ideal, who gives me the divine gifts of forgiveness, forgetting the wrongs done by me and who is with me every moment of my life. I want at this moment, to thank you for everything and so, strengthen once more my wish of never being separated from you, because of, or in spite of material illusions. Thank you for your mercy towards me and those dear to me. (This prayer should be said during three consecutive days. The grace requested will be obtained following the three days of prayer. Have the prayer published without divulging the request and simply add your initials)
Hazel of Sanborn Seniors Residence welcomes Stanstead College boys at surprise visit.