HAGEN, Marion Annie (nee McKechnie) - Passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, on November 7, 2016 at the age of 94.
Active until the end, Marion was predeceased by her husband Charles A. Hagen, and son Lawrence Hagen.
She is survived by her son Hugh Hagen (Toronto) and his two children, Lauren and Skyler Hagen; and her daughter Jennifer Hagen (Ottawa) and her partner Dennis Fletcher.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Neil S McKechnie (Elizabeth) of Vancouver and Hugh.
During various points in her life, Marion lived in Leamington, Brockville, Port Colborne, Toronto, Port Hope and, for the last 60 years, she made her home in Cobourg. Marion was a graduate of McMaster University (BA '43) and the University of Toronto (MA '52) and taught for a few years before settling in Cobourg to raise a family and become an active citizen of her community.
Among other honours, she was made Cobourg's Citizen of the Year in 1982 and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012. Marion's interests were many: travel, reading, history, antiques, art and more. She became a 'heritage warrior' and helped save Cobourg's centrepiece Victoria Hall when it was threatened in the 1970s. In addition, she was instrumental in the founding of the Victoria Hall Volunteers and the Art Gallery of Northumberland.
A lifelong Baptist, where she had been an active member since her marriage there in 1952.
A service to celebrate Marion's life will take place at Calvary Baptist Church in Cobourg in the spring of 2017. Details will be made available on the church website www.calvarybaptistcobourg.com closer to the date.
Marion has asked that any memorial donations be made to Victoria Hall Volunteers, the Art Gallery of Northumberland or Calvary Baptist Church, Cobourg.
The family would like to recognize the attentive care given to Marion by numerous healthcare providers in these last few months.