With deep sadness, the family of Nathalie Hagel wishes to announce her peaceful passing, with her husband Joe by her side.
Nathalie was predeceased by her mother, Emma; her brothers, Robert and Donald; father-in-law, Richard; and mother-in-law, Eva.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Joseph; her sister Odette (Rick); brother, Gilbert; her father, Gilles; sister-in-law, Ellen; brothers-in-law, Merv (Val), Wes (Ruth), Greg (Jackie), Del (Jason), Kevin (Anita); and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Nathalie was born in France, raised in Pike Lake and Saskatoon, and finally moved to Nipawin. She worked for 33 years for Sask Power and Sask Energy in various roles in Saskatoon, Tisdale, and Nipawin, eventually retiring as a meter reader.
Nathalie was an animal lover. She never met a dog or a cat she didn’t befriend, and she always remembered their names.
Nathalie enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and vacations on hot, sunny beaches.
Her hands were never idle. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, furniture refinishing and gardening. Her artistic creations were gifted to friends, family and acquaintances. Her immaculate vegetable garden was designed and planted in patterns of intersecting diamonds, concentric circles, etc.—a different design every year, the veggies cheerfully interspersed with golden marigolds.
Nathalie leaves us with a lifetime of wonderful memories, endless smiles, hugs, and warmth. She lit up every room she entered and laughter was never far behind. Her friends and family meant a lot to her. At every family gathering, Aunty Nat was always organizing and entertaining the children, making sure they had a good time. She would play, giggle, and laugh with them all day long.
Nathalie’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff, doctors, nurses and caregivers that assisted her during her illness
In lieu of flowers, for those so wishing, memorial donations may be made in memory of Nathalie to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller