We Remember


April 14, 1996 — February 3, 2024

A Celebration of Life will take place on SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, at ELLISON HERITAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 4411 Old Vernon Rd, Kelowna, BC. 

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Austin James Hagberg on February 3, 2024, at age 27, after a 10-year heroic battle with cancer.

Survived by father, Robert Hagberg; grandparents, Hilde & Carl Franzen, and Cathy Graham; uncle and aunt, Rod & Renee Franzen; beloved nephew, Chase; brother, Aiden Stoney; cousins, Nadine & Ray; Aunty Trudy; Uncle Brent; and treasured close friends who were always by his side; and numerous other out-of-town relatives.

Austin was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed exploring on his quad with his dog Beretta by his side. A skilled hunter and gun enthusiast, he also enjoyed working on his trucks and machines. In spite of a formal education cut short by illness, Austin was a polymath and awed family and friends with his wisdom and knowledge.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the kind and caring staff at Kelowna Hospice House, especially Beau, Lori, Troy, and Bernie. Thanks also to everyone at the Cancer Clinics in Kelowna and Vancouver.  Donations to either Institution in Austin’s name would be greatly appreciated: Central Okanagan Hospice House and BC Cancer – Kelowna – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior and BC Cancer – Vancouver.

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Central Okanagan Hospice House or BC Cancer (Kelowna - Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior and BC Cancer - Vancouver)  Link: www.hospicehousekelowna.com, www.bccancer.bc.ca




  • Cathy Graham says:

    Thank you for being such a heroic inspiration Austin! I will cherish our time together forever.

  • Jan van Doorn says:

    To Austin’s family. I am very sorry that Austin had such a hard fight in his short live. I was blessed to meet Austin when he came swimming with his Gran. What a dear soul he was. I am saddened that he was so painful. Rest in Peace Austin. You enriched all lives you touched.

  • Nadine Van Keeken says:

    Austin, you are a Ray of light that we we’re blessed to have shine upon us!!! We will love you yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. Im sooooooo grateful to have known and love you… i will miss you snd that beautiful smile and laugh. …. Always Your Auntie Nadine… and Ray xxxxooo
    AKA Second Cousin

  • Jeff Burn says:

    So sorry for your loss, my sincerest condolences!

  • Derek Dunlop says:

    Austin was the son I never had. He was the biggest inspiration I knew. I have never seen a kid fight like he did and with dignity and class. Bobby, you raised a good one!!! My heart goes out to Bobby and the family. Another good one is upstairs waiting for us. We love you guys!

  • Linda, Arthur and Ian Kontunen says:

    Bob, and family, we are so sorry to read of Austin’s passing. We can’t imagine how difficult this time must be but know that he is not suffering any more and that he will be with those that loved him so much.

  • Don Robertson says:

    I am very glad to have known Austin, he was an amazing young man. I am so very sorry for the loss his passing has caused to his family and to the world., Austin’s time here was far too brief .
    My prayers are with you all.

  • Jamie and Kerri says:

    Bob, Austin was an amazing young man and was dealt a shitty hand but he turned that around showing how to embrace life way he did – which we all can learn from. He always knew the door was open for him here. Will be dearly missed but have lots of good memories – infectious laugh and smile. Sending you our deepest condolences.

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