David James HAGEN

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of David James Hagen (38) on May 28 2022. David (or Dave as many of his friends knew him) was born in Daysland, AB June 22 1983 and lived in Bawlf AB until the family moved to Swan Hills in 1989 where he attended school until graduating in 2001. 

David always enjoyed working with his hands and was happiest (and could most often be found) covered in grease and dirt working on any and all kinds of vehicles or relaxing watching one of his favorite war movies (no matter how many 100s of times he had watched them). Despite serious allergies and asthma that he had dealt with most of his life he dearly loved his “fur siblings”. He always had a sharp wit and usually had a mischievous grin. Always up to share another joke or funny story. He was the kind of guy who was always the first to stop and help someone on the side of the road or willing to stop whatever he was doing to help a friend in need (whether they were a cute blonde or not).

We are certain that right now his Grandma Cadden is lecturing him and his cousin Cory on the errors of their ways. But once he’s done listening, his Uncle Dan will be more than happy to retell the “round and round” story that he loved so much. He will finally get to go fishing with his Grandpa Jack again and he can start trying to figure out what kind of engines heaven has that he can work on.

David is survived by his parents Alex and Pat Hagen, brother Brandon, sister-in-law Shiella, nephew Jordan, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and countless friends.

We ask that you keep his memory alive in your words and deeds and remember to be a Samaritan to all of God’s creations.

We will be saying our final good-bye to David privately. In lieu of a lunch/coffee gathering, we (the immediate family) are providing a donation to Neighborlink Parkland (https://neighborlinkparkland.ca). We are asking that in lieu of flowers or the gas money that would be spent to gather, that you donate the money in his memory to there or a charity of your choice.


  1. Marilyn Cryderman

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Valerie Hagen

    We will certainly miss David’s charming ways. Our deepest condolences and hugs for all of you.

  3. Judy and Paul Wilcox

    Pat and Alex, Paul and I are sending you our deepest sympathies. We pray for you all to enjoy all your memories.

  4. Leann Knysh

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. May the memories bring a smile to those that loved him!!!

  5. Dawn Krahn

    So sorry for your loss Pat and Alex. May your memories of David bring you peace and comfort.

    • Debra samek

      Pay and Alex
      Gary and I were very sorry to hear about David’s passing. Thinking about you in this difficult time

  6. Tony /Rosa Perri

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. John and Cindy

    So very sorry to hear. Love and condolences

    • Meagan Sly

      Corey Pendrak and I both have fond memories of Dave. I know him as my neighbor for a number of years through elementary and jr. High at Swan Hills School and Corey was also friends with Dave after he moved to Barrhead. We are both so sad to hear of his passing and give our deepest most sincere sympathy and condolences to his close friends and family.

  8. Larry and Rosalee Jarman

    We are so sorry to hear this sad news! I remember David as a happy little boy with a big smile! Hugs Alex,Pat and Brandon💕🙏🏻💕we are thinking of you and your family!

  9. Cindy Kremer

    So very sorry for your loss Pat and Alex. Hugs to you both.

  10. Mary Ann and Eddie de Jesus

    Our sincerest condolence to Brandon and Sheila and family on the loss of your beloved brother, David with blessed memories. May his soul rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your famliy during this difficult time.

  11. Donna

    I.am.very sorry for the devastating loss of your son . My thoughts and prayers are with you during this beyond difficult time

  12. Sharon Kemball

    I am so sorry Alex and Pat on the passing of your son David. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps34:18 I will keep you in my prayers.

  13. Twila and Ken Forden

    Sending our condolences along with our love and prayers.

  14. Barb

    Patti, Alex, Brandon and family, my heart is breaking for you. So many happy memories with all of us. God Bless you all. ❤️ from Auntie Barb

  15. Mike & Su Balog

    Alex, Pat & Brandon – our hearts are heavy with the news of David’s passing. Whenever we think of David, we remember the fond times of our children growing up together, the fun and the mischief, the love and the laughter we all shared. We always considered both Brandon and David as our sons too. Our family is now smaller with David’s passing. We will cherish these memories. We love you all.

  16. Leanne,Terry & Carter Grant

    Alex, Pat, Brandon and family. Our hearts are with you. No words can express the loss. David and you are loved.

  17. Susan Reid

    All my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I will always remember him with his zest for fun and joy in fixing anything that was broken. And even some that weren’t

  18. Debbie Smith

    Alex and Pat I am so very sorry for your loss of your beloved son David. Although I did not meet David, I am grateful for your beautiful words about your son and to know of his kindness and good humor and the good person he was. May God’s grace give you strength and memories about him comfort you. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of sadness and loss. Blessings and Hugs, Cousin Debbie

  19. Vince Barone

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I’ll miss Dave as a good friend forever.
    He was a good friend to me.

  20. Cathy Knochel

    Pat and Alex, we were so sorry to hear about David. Our deepest of sympathies. Treasure your memories. Sending you our love your cousin Cathy and family.

  21. Terri Croisetiere

    Pat, please accept my sincere condolences on your family’s loss. Words can not express how very sad I was to hear this.

  22. Evangeline Palsky

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family!! We are and have been praying for you!! Love and hugs!! 🙏💞🙏💞

  23. Phil Callbeck

    Pat, so sorry for your loss. Words fail to convey our sadness for you and your family. Prayers for all.

  24. Jade Nguyen

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this tough time. Sending you positive thoughts and lots of prayers. I’ll always remember David’s great sense of humour and smile. He will truly be missed, but never forgotten.

  25. Shirley Ma

    We are extremely sorry for your loss Pat and family. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  26. Colin and Normajean

    Colin and I will remember Dave as the guy who always willing to help out. Always enjoyed when he came out for a visit or to help work on BBC the truck

  27. Pat Popko

    Pat and Alex. It was with sadness I heard of your sons passing. Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers that you find comfort in the many happy memories you shared. Love and hugs. Pat and John Popko


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