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HAGEL – Matt

March 5, 1918 – December 25, 2009

Matt Hagel, beloved husband of the late Magdalena Hagel (Zacher ) passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, AB on Christmas day. He is survived by his sons, Bob (Annette) of Taber; Ron (Sharon) of Lethbridge; and Wayne of Red Deer; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be Concelebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Beiseker, AB on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beiseker, AB. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Matthew Hagel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Uncle Matt was my hero. Not only was he in the war, but he gave me 3 funny male cousins, dressed up at Hallowe’en, and had a candy store!!
    It was always a fun time in the blue house, (Aunt Mac loved blue), & when he visited us, it was countless hours of trying to avoid his “hammering hand”. Uncle Matt took time to entertain us, & I loved listening to him & Dad laugh ’til they cried.
    My visits with Uncle Matt taught me many things, like how loving someone doesn’t mean agreeing all the time, how humor can soothe a frazzled soul, & how just BEING is a good reminder to stop & smell the roses. I will love my Uncle Matt forever, & carry the joy we shared together, deep within my heart.

    Wishing you Peace, Joy and Love, Diane

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  2. Diane & Rich Hirsekorn :

    We remember Matt and Mac well. They were the best neighbors we ever had when we lived in Calgary. They were a second set of parents to us and always looked after us. We enjoyed their company and shared many hours together. After we moved away, we always kept in touch with them and saw them as much as we could.

    Matt’s quiet ways of understanding, compassion and love for his family and friends will always be in our memory and hearts. He was always there for us and taught us to appreciate life, family and friends. Thank you Matt for your love and guidance.

    We keep Bob, Ron & Wayne and families and all the Hagels in our prayers and thoughts. May your precious memories of the life you shared lessen your sorrow and loss. Matt is now with Mac and in God’s Arms in Peace.
    May Perpetual Light Shine upon Him.
    God Bless you all. You will always be remembered.
    In deepest sympathy

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  3. Ron, Bob & Wayne & families

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories.

    Marilyn, Elsie & Richard /Spouses
    Sempowich

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  4. Norman Schmaltz, Michael Schmaltz, Jennifer Kostiuk :

    Ronald, Bob, Wayne and family
    We were so saddened to hear of Matt (Uncle Matts) passing. He touched all our lives in very special and different ways. His kindness and memorable smile seems inbedded in us all.
    Our sincere condolences to all of you and your family.

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  5. Karen Schmaltz, Norm, Keane & Spencer Ellis :

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you over the passing of your Dad. He was such a wonderful person!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Aloha

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  6. Anna marie Johnson :

    Even though it has been many years since I have seen Uncle Matt, I can remember so many great times visiting as we were growing up. My parents Pete and Clara would show up with a carfull of kids in tow for a visit and we would all blend in as one big happy family. Noisy but happy. I will always remember those times with love. Please believe this…family never really leaves us they just create different opportunities to think of them. My love and thoughts to all. Anna-marie Johnson aka TWEETY>

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  7. Allow me to indroduce myslef, I am the youngest daughter of Wayne, and favorite grandchild of Matt. I am sure he said the same to the other grandchildren if not, sorry guys! I have a million memories of gramps, the most prominent are: allowing grandpa to “practice” reflexology on my feet while I rest comfortably in his white rocker. I remember playing with gramps hair, making it stand straight up like horns as he sat without complaint. I laugh when I think of him teaching me how to say “raisen bread” in German, how he said the number 3 like “tree” and how they thought by using German we didn’t know they were swearing. I remember horse back rides when he was younger…and I was lighter, walking after dinner or going to the park to give gram a break, or routinely sleeping on the living room floor after each meal and claiming he was “just resting his eyes”. Throughout his life grandpa took every opportunity to create memories for us, so with respect to Grandpa and in honour of his playful character I ask you to occasionaly poke someone with a fork during dinner or randomly offer a loved one a knuckle sandwich! “Grandpa, your humor and playfulness will be handed down throughout the generations I am certain, your hugs and kisses will be missed and memories of you will be engraved in our minds always”
    oxoxox your favorite,
    Jenna

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