Tuesday, March 06, 2007

KEN HAZELWOOD - MORE SAD NEWS FOR THE AD INDUSTRY


On Wednesday, the industry will say a sad farewell to Ken Hazelwood (53) who passed
away last Friday (2nd March) from cancer, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his adored wife Carmen, their two beautiful children, Jake (3) and Lola (1), his family in New Zealand and many close friends.
Hazelwood was a very popular and talented TVC art director/ production designer who worked with Independent, Renegade, Luscious, Plush, Rowan Dean Films, Ross Nichols Productions, Yarra & Great Southern, just to name a few, and for a wide variety of agencies.
Born in New Zealand, Hazelwood moved to Melbourne in the mid-seventies where he developed an enduring passion for the Collingwood Football Club and a talent for set design and construction. He put this talent to use first on feature films - including Razorback, Blue Lagoon and a number of George Miller projects - before moving to Sydney and commercials approximately 12 years ago.
He was a true gentleman and those who were lucky enough to have counted him as a friend were extraordinarily privileged.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11.15am, on Wed 7th March at North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Memorial Gardens, Delhi Road, North Ryde.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Council of NSW would be appreciated.
The service will be followed by a celebration of his life at The Crown Hotel, 589 Crown Street (Cnr Cleveland Street), Surry Hills, from 1pm onwards.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Angus Reid said...

A talented and charming man - a great loss to his family, his friends and the industry.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great man and a sad loss, my thoughts are with Carmen and the family.

Damo NYC

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Annabel and Spider said...

We still have the photo of Kenny on our veranda shaving during one memerable stay at our place, 1994. A sad sad loss. Our thoughts to Carmen and the family.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Peter Morris, Canada said...

I've only just found out, some ten months too late, of the passing of my old mentor and friend Kenni. Though we lost touch years ago, his guidance of my early set building and the many laughs we shared at the shop on Rokeby Street, Melbourne live with me today and through two hundred sets I've built since then. His hand was a little on everything I've built in twenty years. I'm sorry I never got to say good bye properly- farewell Dagra, and thanks for all the memories.

1:41 PM  

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