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Hagen, Ethel

Ethel’s Obituary
Ethel Claire Hagen beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Dec. 23, 2011 at the age of ninety-three. She was predeceased by her husband Elmer; brother Marcel and most recently her sisters Rita Lemyre and Rolande Cook.
Ethel was born In Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on April 18, 1918 to Eva and Henri Lemyre. She lived and worked in Regina for the Federal Government for many years before moving to Creston in 1955 where she met and married Elmer Hagen. Shortly afterward they moved to Nelson where she lived for the majority of her years.
Living in the Kootenays suited her quiet lifestyle. She enjoyed the company of family more than anything. Ethel was a rare lady- sweet, kind, and giving beyond measure. She always thought of others before herself and will be remembered for her grateful attitude, easy smile and subtle humor. Maybe for her penchant for sweets and a friendly game of Whist, as well. She was truly a special woman.
Ethel will be greatly missed by her daughters Rita (Bruce) Klenk of Nelson, Patsy Arnot of Quesnel, and Carol Chrystal of Richmond BC; son Ron Hagen of Nelson; sister Claudette of Lyon, France; brother Jack (Eunice) of Richmond, Ontario; several nieces and nephews and numerous grandchildren.
Much thanks to Dr. Jim Noiles for his wise, compassionate care throughout Ethel’s life. Also, to each Home Support worker Ethel loved and trusted you like family because you cared for her. Heartfelt thanks to the Broader Horizons staff and seniors who continually enriched Ethel’s life with friendship and encouragement. Finally, to the Kootenay Lake Hospital ER and 3rd floor staff your personal and professional care made the five days there peaceful and comfortable for all of us until Ethel went to be with the Lord.
The funeral celebration will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, Jan. 14th at the Nelson Covenant Church, 702 Stanley St, Nelson with Pastor Arden Gustafson officiating. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nelson Covenant Church for the Mexico mission trip to Tecate which Ethel’s granddaughter, Lauren, will be participating in during Spring Break.

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