Randy Hagen funeral on April 2

Community contributor passes away in his 59th year after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Randy Hagen

Randy Hagen of Aldergrove passed away in his 59th year after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Randy was born in Nanaimo but left his mark on the Aldergrove community in many ways.

Randy and wife Debbie had just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this month, in the company of their sons Ryan and Tod, daughter Devon, and many extended family members. Over a period of 18 years Randy and Debbie had fostered many children in their home, as many as five at any time, and many of these now grown foster kids still keep in contact with the Hagen family.

Randy also played an important role in the development of Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association, where he served as coach alongside Scott Cleeve and Mike Toth. He recreated the AMHA’s juvenile hockey program and over 10 years coached many AMHA youth players.

Randy had worked in the modular building industry for almost 40 years, including Atco for 30 years. Randy had originally opened Atco’s office in Aldergrove next to Otter Co-op, then travelled the world, from Australia to Iceland to Dubia, representing the industry, before working the past seven years at the Horizon North modular factory in Kamloops. He was still travelling to work at Horizon North when his cancer was diagnosed last year.

Over the past year Randy had come through 11 chemotherapy rounds, however, an intense new radiation program had taken its toll on him. Randy passed away at home in Aldergrove on March 16.

Many family members, friends, and others whom Randy had a profound influence on are expected at the funeral service for Randy, Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m. at the Sts. Joachim and Ann parish in Aldergrove.