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Born: Jul 08, 1939

Date of Passing: Dec 23, 2019

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Walter wanted me to let you know that he heard that some wheelchairs and stairs were needed elsewhere, so he has left us to volunteer his services.
He was born July 8, 1939 and left us on December 23, 2019. Cancer finally won, even though he largely ignored it and lived his life fully.
He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and May Hagborg, and is survived by his wife Isla (57 years), son Robert (Renee), grandsons, Alex (Claire) and Marshall (Natalie), daughter Bonnie and granddaughter Jasper, sisters, Edie (Carl), Elaine (Larry), sisters-in-law, Lorna (Doug) and Jean, also many nieces and nephews.
He was grateful to have and enjoy his family and friends. Remember him kindly.
Cremation has taken place. A come and go reception in his honour will be held at Meadows Hall on Friday, December 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The family thanks the Palliative Care staff, home care nurses and staff at Stonewall Hospital for their kindness and assistance.
If friends so desire, donations in memory may be made to Warren and District Lions Club, Box 536, Warren, MB R0C 3E0 or a charity of your choice.
This obituary can also be viewed at the Stonewall Tribune.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 26, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our condolences to Isle and family. I knew Walter through golfing and the Warren Golf Course which he always had a keen interest in. He was always so pleasant and easy to be around. He surely will be missed. RIP friend 🙏 - Posted by: Peter Van Kemenade (Friend) on: Dec 27, 2019

  • I first met Walter and Isla Hagborg in the early 1970s. I had just started a career with the provincial Wildlife Branch and Walter, an area farmer, had just helped develop in conjunction with the province a new public managed hunting program at Grants Lake. It was the province's first such initiative and a huge success. Walter was a key player in its development and as I figured out it spoke volumes about his character. We quickly hit it off and became friends. Walter was a lovely man. He enjoyed the company of others and had a positive attitude towards life. And equally important, the people who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him knew that he had in his own special way enriched their lives. Walter was very community minded. He believed in community causes and as a member of the Lion's Club took on the development and maintenance of Warren's showcase park- a one time destination for the hugely successful Prairie Dog Central. Walter spent many an hour nurturing those grounds and when the train moved its location to Gross Isle he helped restore a number of historic buildings on the new site. It was a huge source of pride for him and all who knew him. Walter and Isla spent many days at the park volunteering and selling crafts when the Prairie Dog steamed into town. Walter led an active live. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and waterfowl hunting with Robert and his boys, along with many other activities. He was an avid deer hunter and made many friends in pursuit of capturing that perfect sunset or the exhilaration of low flying geese decoying into his hide. I am sure that he treasured his many daily walks with Isla to the Warren coffee shop to catch up on worldly events. They also made many friends on their winter trips to the United States. His transition to the seniors centre in Stonewall I am sure was seamless. Walter also enjoyed woodworking- be it racoon characters, bird houses, bird feeders, barn board picture frames or walking canes. He excelled at it all. Walter was a caring and loving husband , father and grandfather. He made a difference in people's lives. On a deeply personal note Walter was a great comfort and help to me when I was tackling prostate cancer and took to developing a survivors leaflet for prostate cancer patients. Walter offered thoughtful commentary that was incorporated into the public document. Rest peacefully my friend. Ted Muir - Posted by: Ted Muir (Friend) on: Dec 26, 2019

  • Our condolences to Isla and family. Walter fought a hard battle...Rest in peace - Posted by: Jim Minaker and Janet Hagen (Old family friend) on: Dec 26, 2019

  • We are very proud of Dad's accomplishments. He was a master builder and his work is in households throughout the community. He gave freely his time to help others. He loved his hunting and fishing and spending time with family. He has some great experiences including an 8-ender curling, a hole-in-one golfing, and a 29 hand playing cribbage. We enjoyed driving around Grants Lake looking for geese and checking out crops. He was my best friend and will be deeply missed. We will always treasure our memories and look back often remembering the good times we had. Dad's suffering is over and I hope he's in a better place now building things and enjoying hunting and fishing in a new place. We will always love you Dad, thanks for being you. Rob - Posted by: Robert Hagborg (Son) on: Dec 26, 2019

  • Words cannot express what a great loss for us but what joy for heaven. Thinking of everyone love and prayers. Don and Angela - Posted by: Don Hershfeldt (Friend) on: Dec 26, 2019

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