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Born: Jun 01, 1933

Date of Passing: Jun 21, 2021

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1933 - 2021

The family wishes to announce our beloved mother, Doreen May Hagemier (nee Annable) passed away peacefully on June 21, 2021 at the age of 88.
She leaves to mourn her five children, George Hagemier (Sherry), Chuck Hagemier (Diane), John Hagemier, Cathy Budge (Fred), and Donna Anderson (Randy); her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Melissa), Jeremey, Ian (Gillian), Julie (Ryan) and Jodi; and her great-grandchildren, Carter, Theo, Luca, and Amelia.
She was predeceased by her husband Bert Hagemier; parents, Claude and Margaret Annable; brothers, Lloyd Annable and Frank Annable; sister Joan Clancy (Sandy).
Doreen was born in Winnipeg on June 1, 1933. She grew up in Elmwood with a simple, but fulfilling childhood. In the evenings she and her sister, Joan, would walk across the Redwood bridge to window shop on Main Street and Portage Avenue; admiring all the latest fashions. This would spark her passion for textiles. At the young age of 18 she opened her first shop: Doreen's Dress Making and Designs. This is where she met a sewing machine mechanic, her future husband and best friend, Bert Hagemier. In August 1955, they wed and began their family of five children, lovingly raising them in North Kildonan. In 1972, the family moved to Ashern to enjoy country living on their farm near Silver Bay.
Doreen was a strong willed, resilient woman. After raising her family she worked alongside her husband Bert in the garment business. Bert and Doreen enjoyed travelling, camping with their children, dancing and socializing with friends and family. After her husband's passing in 1980, she open her own fabric and dress making shop: Country Fabrics in Ashern. She then retired on January 15, 1995.
Doreen had a passion for life, enjoying it to the fullest. She enjoyed live music festivals and concerts. She loved being outside tending to her flower beds, fishing at the lake, and more recently, going for fresh air with friends at the Manor. She travelled across Canada and the United States, with numerous golf trips to the southern states alongside Joan and Sandy. In the summer, she would visit her children at their spots. She loved playing cards with the girls on hump-day. She was a volunteer extraordinaire chairing many committees in the community. Doreen's grandchildren held a special place in her heart. They were lucky to spend time with her as children and as young adults. She was always up for a drink and a good visit, even it was at 2:00 a.m. after the bar closed.
Doreen will be remembered for her kindness, hospitable nature and her zest for life. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to her comfort and care at the Pioneer Manor; and more recently to the staff at Lakeshore General Hospital.
As per Doreen's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Jodi, truly sorry to hear your grandma has passed. Been thinking of you lots over the years, I hope you’re taking care. Condolences to your family. Love you, girl. - Posted by: Alana (School friend) on: Jul 23, 2021

  • We just heard of your Mom’s passing. Sending our condolences to all her family. - Posted by: Brian & Margaret Snidal (friend) on: Jul 06, 2021

  • We had many happy times with your late mom & dad at one time. I think of Sunday dinners at our place when our kids were little & I cooked & baked up a storm for their company, with butter tarts a feature for dessert. One time, chocolate cake was a feature at Twin Beaches on Lake Manitoba. In time life got busy & we lost track of each other. But it was always so pleasant when we were with them, because they were so loving towards each other. Your dad raved about the gardens your mom put in at their home just off Henderson Hwy. He said he could stay well fed just by eating the vegetables your mom grew. They were so much in love & showed such respect for each other — a fine example to the rest of the world. You were blessed with wonderful parents, & lately just Mom - but what a mom! She loved her family so! May she rest in peace, now back in your dad’s arms and the Lord’s. - Posted by: Anne Yanchyshyn (Friend) on: Jul 01, 2021

  • I have been reading of Doreen's passing, it should be a lesson learned for me. I was thinking recently of having my son and I drive out to see her and now it is to late. We always think that because we have time today we will have time tomorrow, well she has proven me wrong. My condolences to the Hagemier family for the loss of your mother, my friend and sister-in-law. How fortunate we all have been to have had her in our lives. She leaves a big hole in my heart. Love Esther Annable - Posted by: Esther Annable (Sister in law) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you and your family Sherry. - Posted by: Wallace & Judy Hickman (Friends) on: Jun 27, 2021

  • My Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Memories are Treasures that are never lost. - Posted by: Brenda Wareing-Penniston (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • My condolences are extended to the family. Doreen was a very good friend for more than 70 years. She was a very loyal friend with a great attitude and will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Lucy Perreault (She was my maid of honour and she was a co-worker before she went into her own business ) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • My condolences to the entire family, the loss of your Mother is a loss like no other. My thoughts are with you and my sympathy sincere. - Posted by: Karen McMillan (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

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