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Allan Ralph Hagen, 38, passed away suddenly at the family farm in Blackhawk, Ont. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.

Al was born Dec. 4, 1965 in Emo, Ont. to Ralph and Mary Hagen. He was raised on the family farm and loved to spend time there. As a young man, he worked on the diamond drill with his father, Ralph, and then helped his brother, Cliff, build log homes.

He was very family-oriented and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He had been especially close to his brother, Kenny.

He leaves behind his father, Ralph; brothers, Cliff and wife, Cheryl, and Kevin and wife, Tina, all of Blackhawk, Ont.; sisters, Shirley and husband, Larry Allen, of Barwick, Ont., Marilyn Saniuk and her friend, Jeff, of Winnipeg, Man., Wanda and husband, Conrad LaBelle, of Barwick, Ont., and Lori-Ann and husband, Jean Theriault, of Kenora, Ont.

Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Trevor, Shauna, Christopher, Allison, Crystal, Justin, Amanda, Travis, Tyler, Melissa, Samantha, Miranda, Dustin, Travis, Dillon, and James; great-nephews, Cole, Terrell, and Garrett; great-nieces, Nadine, Jane, and Clara; uncle, Walter Hagen; aunts, Louella Hoskins and Myrtle Loveday; as well as numerous extended family.

Al was predeceased by his mother, Mary on Jan. 9, 1996; brothers, Kenny on Oct. 27, 1992 and Stan on April 1, 1996; and niece, Jolene Allen.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Off Lake Covenant Church, with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.

Cremation has taken place in Thunder Bay, Ont. Interment will take place in the Chapple Cemetery in Barwick at a later date.

The honourary pallbearers were Al’s nephews, Trevor Allen, Christopher Saniuk, Justin Hagen, Travis LaBelle, Tyler LaBelle, Dustin LaBelle, Travis Theriault, Dillon Chapman, and James Hagen.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.