Kenneth Hagen LODD Ceremony

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Union Notice #23-008:

LODD Funeral Ceremony for Retired TFS Captain Kenneth A. Hagen

April 18, 1946 – Jan 18, 2023

We have been notified of the passing of retired captain Ken Hagen on the morning of January 18th, 2023, at the age of 76. Captain Hagen passed from occupational cancer, and he will be honoured with a full LODD Ceremony on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023.

Etobicoke Fire Crest

Ken started with the Etobicoke Fire Department on June 18th,1975 spent time at stations 441, 431, and 445 retiring after more than 30 years of service on April 30th, 2006.

Ken was very involved with the Etobicoke Fire department Baseball; Ken was a very good pitcher and batters feared him at the plate.

The following was copied from the Patterson Funeral Home website and can be found here.

HAGEN, Kenneth ‘Ken’ – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 76. Beloved husband of 35 years to Marie. Cherished stepfather to Sheila Dowe ( Rex Lane), Sherry Reber-Roberts, Carol (Randy) Bell, and Crystal (Kevin) Woolmer and loving step-grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Ken will be deeply missed by his siblings Doreen, Verna, and Greg as well as many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he moved to Toronto and became a firefighter working for the Toronto Fire Department Station 9 and Station 7. After he retired, together with his wife Marie he moved to Niagara Falls. You couldn’t find a better man than Ken, he was a kind, giving, and talented man. He was an awesome athlete, photographer and loved to travel. Friends are invited to join the family at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main Street Niagara Falls, visiting Monday, January 23, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm and Tuesday from 10 am to 12 pm. A Funeral Service in celebration of his life will take place at the funeral home at noon. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Cremation will follow. In memory of Ken, memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society and would be appreciated by his family. Online condolences at

Our condolences to Captain Hagen’s family, friends, and co-workers.

The following are the details for Visitation and Fire Department LODD Ceremony


Patterson Funeral Home
6062 Main St.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 5Z9


Monday January 23rd, 2023
5 pm to 8 pm

Tuesday January 24th, 2023
10:00 am to 12:00 noon

LODD Ceremony:

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 – 12 noon


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 396
3860 Legion St.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 6C9
2:00 pm

No alcohol beverages as per Ken’s wishes


The Video Live stream link can be found here.


TFS personnel attending the funeral are to wear full dress uniform, (white shirt and gloves), and cap. Cap badges will be shrouded.

Form Up and Rolling Salute

We will be forming up and honoring Chris with a rolling salute. Members will be asked to form up and come to attention when the command is given.

The rolling salute begins at the colors (Canadian Flag) and is completed, at the rear step of the caisson, then bowing your head as the family passes. Continue to stand until you’re dismissed.

Our goal is to make it look like a wave.

In solidarity,

Gerlando Peritore
Chair, Ceremonial & Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888
Ceremonial & Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888