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Pamela-Rae Hagen

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November 06, 1970 – June 11, 2024

In the early morning of June 11th, 2024, Pamela Hagen passed away peacefully with the love of her life Ryan Hagen by her side. 

She was born November 6th, 1970, in Winnipeg Manitoba. Pamela was predeceased by her mother Elizabeth MacDonald. 

Pamela leaves to adore her memories with her husband Ryan; her daughters, Desirae and Ashley; granddaughter Tayen; grandson Leonard; Father Leonard (Dorothy); brothers, Darren (Terry) and Cory (Yvon); sister Kimberly (Bruce); and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. 

Pamela was often found enjoying the sun, gardening, thrift shopping and having a cold one with her husband on their patio. Something that she always looked forward to was having her grandson for the summers. Pamela loved going camping and always made sure to be soaking up her anniversary weekend with her husband camping around the province. Although family time was at the top of Pamela’s list for favourite pass times, she did adore working. Even bringing small joys like finding someone just the right shirt would make her feel successful. 

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held from 12:00pm – 3:00pm on July 5, 2024, at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 215 (215 Maxwell King Dr, East Saint Paul, MB R2E 0C8).

All who knew and loved Pamela are more than welcome to attend and show the family love and support. By doing so we as ask you to wear purple in honour of the strong woman and her amazing lengthy fight against Pancreatic Cancer. 

Pamela’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

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Carmelle Lilley

June 22, 2024 at 12:32 PM

Pam you sure were one of a kind!! You showed me the ropes working back at Stokes which feels like a lifetime ago, we had lots of memories I will never forget. My favorite times were when you me and Amanda went to Club Regent to play bingo, kino and eat McDonald's. I miss those days. Your laugh will always be in my head and I sure will miss it. There are many other adventures as i could go on but i will keep those with me for my memories to cherish. As time went by and we hadn't seen each other for a bit when I did see you it felt like no time had passed as you always will be family to me. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again. Love you🧡

Darren and Terri

June 20, 2024 at 2:51 PM

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Darren and Terri

June 20, 2024 at 2:25 PM

Pam you fought so hard!!!! Darren remembers being a teenager and brining you and Kim by train to Peterborough... It was so awesome to see you in Ontario last time you were here! Leonard is such an awesome young man we hope to meet Tayen soon!!! Family trip to Costa Rica, having the whole family together....

Mom (Lynne) and Dad (Carl) Hagen

June 19, 2024 at 2:56 AM

A beautiful soul! Pam, you were brave beyond measure in the face of adversity. Aways ready with a smile and laughter during our visits. You were passionate about family and family traditions around Christmas and Thanksgiving, birthdays and anniversaries. Everyone was welcomed into your home. You were the best Meme to Leonard and Tayen and a most caring wife to Ryan.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Rest now, Pam. you are at peace. Those who love you will remember.

Amanda Koltusky

June 17, 2024 at 4:22 AM

To my beautiful friend Pam...I miss you so much already. Even though we missed a few years seeing each other it was like we never missed a day when we finally seen each other again. We were just young adults when we met and boy oh boy did we have fun! Thank you for letting me into your life. You definitely made my life better for being in it. XOXO. I have to believe you know something more than I do ever since you gave me the picture that says...."Everything happens for a reason....Just Believe". Once again I'm going to listen to you! See you when I see you❤️❤️❤️

Kaitlyn Quesnel

June 17, 2024 at 12:14 AM

Pam was one of a kind. She was the most loving, kind, caring, funny, and strongest woman I know. Although I did not talk nor see Pam for many years, I still think about all the memories I had with her. When I first started to be friends with her daughter Des, Pam immediately welcomed me into her home with such love and at one point in my life she was like a second mom to me. She made me feel like I was at home away from home. I had so many conversation with her on the outside patio drinking a beer and just laughing and talking. I am going to miss her so terribly, she will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sweet beautiful soul. ❤️ My deepest condolences to the family.

Much Love 💗

Cory (brother) and Yvon Rodgers

June 15, 2024 at 7:02 PM

Time goes by so quickly and we kept putting everything off and then life kept getting in the way. So we didn't get to spend as much time with Pam in the last few years that we would have liked to. But we were fortunate to spend a lot of time with Pam this past year or so and got to really know and appreciate what a great sister/mother/grandmother/friend she really was and we are grateful for that. We will truly miss her.

Pam's strength and loyalty and love for family were a force to be reckoned with! (We looked up "force to be reckoned with" to make sure it was appropriate and the definition says "powerful and influential" and that describes Pam perfectly)

Rest in peace, dear sister 💜


June 15, 2024 at 4:43 AM

One of my favourite memories I have with Pam is when we celebrated her 50th birthday. Des put 50 plastic bags on the front lawn & put up a sign that said happy birthday you "old bag". the reaction on Pam's face when she pulled up was priceless. I will never forget how grateful she was to spend her birthday with her daughter Des.

Jennee Klapecki

June 15, 2024 at 3:42 AM

Warrior spirit, although I had known you, for a very slim amount of time, your energy & presence never went unseen, unheard, unvalued. Each conversation we had, was with pure empathy and love no matter what the topic, Which mirrors so beautifully with the values you instilled in your family, it shows profoundly! You were a mom to many and you had that kind of soul that is very irreplaceable. & that will never be forgotten.

You will not be forgotten.

My deepest condolences to the whole family. My heart aches, deeply for this great loss.

Much love

Payton Rerie

June 15, 2024 at 3:35 AM

As I didn't know Pam personally, I know that she was such a bright light in so many lives. My best cousin Des shared stories of her and I know that she was loved by so many. Rest in peace sweet soul❤️


June 15, 2024 at 3:17 AM

Was the most radiant being ever, her energy never ended and was always a beautiful spitfire of a woman - something I know she instilled in Des and her grandbaby Tayen

Hailey Silk

June 15, 2024 at 3:16 AM

While I only Got to meet Pam A few times I count myself very lucky. Her love for her family was obvious and the joy that her grand kids brought her was like none other. Thank you for raising such an incredible daughter that I'm lucky enough to call my soul sister. You'll be beyond missed and loved. ❤️

Calli Vanderaa

June 15, 2024 at 3:12 AM

I didn't know Pam personally, but from all the stories and memories Des has told me and how amazing of a mother/grandmother she was I wish I did get the chance to meet her❤️ Watching Des grow up from highschool and how far she's came as a woman and a mother amazes me everyday it really hasn't gone unnoticed. All my love to Ryan, Des And Tayen. Stay strong ❤️

Lydon Rogowski

June 15, 2024 at 1:35 AM

Pam was such a kind welcoming beautiful soul, it saddens me that the universe is without her presence. I am however so glad to know she experienced such a wonderful life with her husband Ryan, and two daughters Ashely and Desirae, to watch my friend/ her daughter Desirae turn into a career woman and amazing mother and meet Tayen, watch her grow into a sweet young little girl. Pam was one of kind, and her presence, personality, and beauty will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Pam. You were an amazing, resilient woman. Can't wait to see you up there again one day.

Erin Purdy

June 15, 2024 at 1:05 AM

Such a beautiful, kind, caring, and strong soul Pam was. The love you had for your family and people around you was one of a kind. The endless laughs with Des over the phone and in her room, the amazing cooking, or even popping in to see you at work for some laughs are all times I will cherish. ❤️ Sending my love and condolences to your family and everyone who loved you. You will be missed tremendously Pam

Erin Purdy

June 15, 2024 at 1:05 AM

Such a beautiful, kind, caring, and strong soul Pam was. The love you had for your family and people around you was one of a kind. The endless laughs with Des over the phone and in her room, the amazing cooking, or even popping in to see you at work for some laughs are all times I will cherish. ❤️ Sending my love and condolences to your family and everyone who loved you. You will be missed tremendously Pam

Jacqueline Hutchinson

June 15, 2024 at 12:58 AM

My favourite pictures

Jacqueline Hutchinson

June 15, 2024 at 12:53 AM

Oh my second mama for many many years, how you loved and were kind to everyone. you loved your family and your grandchildren so much.. it never went unnoticed. the love you showed me and Leala will never go forgotten. I will miss going to visit you with Des and watching you laugh so hard and get mad at us because you were going to pee your pants or the random phone calls of just rambling. I love you so so much and will always keep your promise ♥️ will miss you always, save us a seat up there will ya?

Ashlyn Morrish

June 15, 2024 at 12:53 AM

Pam was one of the strongest, loving and warm women I've had the privilege of knowing. She was a rock for many and like a second mum to me. She always opened her home and made me feel like family. Pam, you'll always have a special spot in my heart and I'll cherish all the memories you, des and I made. You're already so missed. 💜 My deepest condolences to Ryan, Des & Tayen. Sending all my love to the family. 💜❤️


June 15, 2024 at 12:43 AM

Mama Pam❤️ Hands down one of the strongest women that I had the pleasure of knowing. I miss spilling the tea with Des over FaceTime and the endless laughs.. Thank you for trusting me to cut your hair before treatments started and being patient with me always. I wlil forever cherish the time I got to spend with you. I miss you already.

Adam Malanchuk

June 15, 2024 at 12:31 AM

One of the strongest women I've ever met.. Pam was an incredible person, every time I saw her, even on the dark days, she had a smile on her face.

Pam, you will be missed by so so many, gone way too soon. 💔 rest in peace Pam💚

love you guys


Alexandra Stevenson

June 15, 2024 at 12:30 AM

the most kind hearted, beautiful and strong woman. Would of given the shirt off her back to anyone in need. Your love for your family was something I admired so much, the way you fought for your kids & grandkids and always always showed them how much you loved them. It was such an honour to know you Pam. You treated me like family from the moment Des & I became friends and I am beyond thankful to have been apart of your family for the last 11 years. My best friend is so lucky to have had such a rockstar mom like you ♥️ You are and will be so unbelievably missed in this world Pam. Rest peacefully beautiful ♥️

thought I'd share this photo I caught of you being the most amazing Mimi, making Tayen laugh 🥺♥️

Cody Figueiredo

June 15, 2024 at 12:23 AM

One of the most kind, caring, loving women I have ever met, the love she had for her family was like nothing I had ever seen, she always welcomed me with open arms, she will be greatly missed ❤️

Tyler Brown

June 15, 2024 at 12:21 AM

From the little time I got to spend with her she’s an amazing woman and will be dearly missed by lots, always had great energy and a beautiful smile! Love you guys! Best wishes in the future! ❤️


June 15, 2024 at 12:14 AM

my mom, my bestfriend and now my angel. this life won't ever be the same without you, but everything i do from now on is for you. Tayen will be reminded everyday how much you adored her, i promise. it's not goodbye but a see you later. i love you to the moon and back ❤️

Nichole Lafrenier

June 13, 2024 at 5:27 PM

Pam, you will be greatly missed. So many different memories that I hold dear as you played a big part. Even when stretch would go buy with out talking. From painting Ryan's kitchen when he was moving in, to trips to the flower gardens every year. Des sleeping over with the girls, to walking Paulley drive at 10pm with Ashley when she was in labor. All the decorating ideas and mishaps lol. To just hanging out and talking, you will be great missed.

Ryan Hagen(Husband)

June 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM

My loving wife,my babealicious,how we lived each day to prepare for the future. Decorating the home for each season and holiday's for family gatherings. Moving forward without you is a tragedy but you should know you'll always be with me,in my thoughts,helping me decide what to buy and where to put it. And fighting for room in the kitchen. Oh how much I've learned from you. I'll love you forever.


June 13, 2024 at 2:32 PM

Pamela was the most bravest, strongest person I have known. I loved our chats that we shared since I met her. I will never forget her loving kindness she showed all who knew her. Matthew 11:28: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Deb Watts

June 13, 2024 at 11:14 AM

Such a strong soul! She was always smiling even though going through so much. I am thankful to have known her even if it was only briefly.


June 13, 2024 at 1:42 AM

Beautiful soul, kind person who absolutely LOVED the kiddos, ALL of them! I remember last time she came to visit us already 2 years ago how her eyes sparkled seing my little one and Leonard together. She will be deeply missed.

Sending so much love to all her family and friends. 🤍🕊


June 12, 2024 at 10:45 PM

I remember how much she loved to garden and I have great memories of her and me gardening

Madissen Clarke

June 12, 2024 at 9:45 PM

She was vibrant, fun, caring and one of the most understanding women I've ever met. Love of love to the family.

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