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Ronald James Hagen passed away on January 19, 2024 in North Battleford at the age of 77 years. Ron was born September 22, 1946 in North Battleford, the fourth child in a family of six to Roy and Annie Hagen. A sister remembers Ron like a beautiful blond blue-eyed Gerber baby. From his earliest years Ron helped his father on the farm, planting oats and barley, harvesting the crops, first with horses before a tractor, putting up hay, getting in the winter’s supply of wood and milking cows. He and his siblings walked three miles to Woodridge school until 1959 when a school bus took them to the Glaslyn school. After his father and mother died Ron lived with James Hanson for a time until he bought his own house in Medstead. He worked as a Grader Operator first for the RM of Parkdale and retired while working for the RM of Medstead. He also farmed the homestead. Ron never missed a dance in the community and that man could dance, hardly any woman could keep up with him. His nieces remember him coming to the Sandwith Dine and Dances dressed in a suit and cowboy boots with a beaded necklace a neighbor made for him. He met his wife Eileen at a Minus One dance in North Battleford. On July 5, 2008 Ron and Eileen Lafreniere were married in North Battleford where they made their home. Ron liked the simple things in life, a good cup of coffee, delicious meals prepared by Eileen, mowing their lawn, weeding their vegetable garden, washing his truck, meeting with his friends on coffee row, visiting friends and family, playing cards and cribbage. Often on Sundays Ron and Eileen had Eileen’s nephew Mike Lafreniere with them. Ron’s favorite musical artist was Stompin’ Tom Connors. In his lifetime he had seven new Ford trucks, always a Ford. Ron was a giant of a man with a kind and compassionate heart, a heart as big as the majestic living skies and the vast prairie land of Saskatchewan, the land he dearly loved. Ron was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Ken Hagen and Gordie Hagen; nieces: Marie Guthrie and Jenny Guthrie; nephew Mike Lafreniere and brothers-in-law: Elmer Wiebe and Joe Guthrie. Left to cherish in his memory are wife Eileen; stepson Earl Pozdrowski; Eileen’s grandson, Cole Pozdrowski. His sisters: Ruth Guthrie and Margaret (Leonard) McNabb; his brother David (Linda) Hagen; his sisters-in-law: Doreen Hagen and Julie Hagen; twelve nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Also, Eileen’s siblings: June Wiebe, Joan (Leonard) Raiche, Glenda (Lee) Findlay, Lyle (Vivian) Saccucci and Doyle (Helen) Saccucci. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations in Ron’s name may be made to the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation, Box 1358, North Battleford, SK, S9A 3L8.


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