Hager, Nicholas (Nick) died peacefully at 100 years of age on Monday October 31, 2016 at the Red Deer Hospice.
Left to honor this wonderful man are his eight children and their families, Maureen (Roy) Franklin, Larry (Lorna) Hager, Ron (Terrie) Hager, Terry (Kathy) Hager, Lynn (Ray) Miller, Cindy McFadden, Pat (Irene) Hager and Dave (Jill) Hager; 30 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren. Also left to mourn are sisters Kay Read and Caroline Knapik; brother Jerry (Kay) Hager; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. Nick was predeceased by the love of his life, Kathleen (Jary) Hager, his brother Peter and son in law Larry McFadden.
He met his wife Kathleen at a dance in Major, Saskatchewan and they were married on February 11, 1944 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. A union that lasted 66 years.
Born in Rosenheim, Alberta the son of Michael and Marianna (Keller) Hager spent his youth and most of his adult life in Compeer, Alberta.
As a young man Nick worked on the family farm and in the businesses and eventually he and his brother Jerry took over the operations. Nick was a fair, honest, hardworking businessman who had the respect of the community. In 1974 Nick and his family moved to Nanton where he started a new career as a parts manager at the GM dealership in High River.
Nick had a passion for traveling and along with his wife Kathleen they traveled around the world and back again. Later in life Nick enjoyed spending winters in Arizona and quickly made many friends with fellow snowbirds.
Nick and his wife Kathleen loved to dance and together they won a number of competitions for their graceful rendition of the old time waltz.
Nick spoke highly of his friends and the staff at Revera Aspen Ridge and had fond memories of his time with them.
The family of Nick would like to thank the staff on Unit 21 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and The Red Deer Hospice Society for the care they provided to our dad in his time of need.
A funeral mass and celebration of life will be held at the St. Mary’s Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer on Thursday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222