Roy Kells Hagen of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Friday, September 12, 2014 on his 92nd birthday.
Roy was born on the family homestead on September 12, 1922 near Battle Lake, Alberta. He worked on the family farm as a young man until he was called to serve during WWII. Upon his safe arrival back home, Roy worked on a cat, at a sawmill, and then finally settled down to work on his own farm. He was united in marriage to Gertie, and together they worked the land and raised their family. Years later, they retired from farming and moved into Rimbey where Roy enjoyed various jobs working with the Town of Rimbey, as well as the curling rink, and as a farmhand. In his spare time, Roy loved going camping, fishing, and hunting; and Roy and Gertie also enjoyed traveling to many places. In 2008, due to his struggles with Parkinson’s disease and dementia, Roy moved into Rimbey Long Term Care which became his home until his passing.
Roy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years, Gertie; his son, Dale (Sheila) Hagen of Bluffton; and his daughter, Colleen (André) Brassard of Rimbey; as well as six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by one brother, Charles (Sylvia) Hagen; and five sisters: Marion Deatrich, Doris (Ted) Knowles, Joyce (Al) Carder, Darlene Fontaine, and Bernice (Norm) Van Tighem; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Ebba; his sister, Dorothy Williams; and four brothers-in-law: Julius Deatrich, Ralph Metcalfe, Bob Williams, and Leo Fontaine.
A Public Funeral Service in Roy’s Honour was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment followed in the Field of Honour at the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Roy’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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