Doreen Haugen

Obituary of Doreen Olive Haugen

Doreen Olive Haugen

(February 22, 1928 - March 16, 2020)


Doreen was born to Donald and Agnes Campbell in Round Hill on February 22, 1928. She was one of 12 children; as she grew up in their busy home, she reveled in brotherly and sisterly antics, contributed to daily life through cooking and sewing, and made memories she cherished a lifetime.

She married the love of her life, Hilmer Haugen, on October 26, 1948, and their eyes twinkled for each other for more than 40 years. Together they raised four children on a farm near Lake Demay. Between keeping up with the kids, running a household, and helping with the farm, Doreen embraced the fun times with her immediate brood and ever-growing extended family.

The couple moved to Camrose in 1976, settled into town life, and started their next chapter as grandparents. As a proud baba, grandma, and great-grandma, Doreen made treasured memories that ranged from tea parties and nature walks to camping and hosting countless sleepovers. She loved giving kisses and watching the grandchildren grow.

Doreen will be fondly remembered for her quiet strength, kindness, graciousness, compassion, love of laughter, and helping hands. Whether it was special celebrations, community gatherings, WI, coffee dates, travelling, or simple visits – as a wife, mother, baba and grandma, daughter, sister, auntie, cousin, friend, or neighbor – she adored being involved in the lives of those she loved.

Left to keep Doreen’s memory are her children Maureen (Johnny) Boychuk, Randy (Teri) Haugen, and Rick Haugen; grandchildren Lana (Dave) Froehler, Warren (Julie) Boychuk, Jackie (Adam) Newstead, Julie Haugen (Josh), Shane (Melissa) Haugen, Stacey (Bennett) Lyster, and Sarah Haugen; great-grandchildren Chloe, Jackson, Brady, Riley, Emily, Reid, Harper, Hope, Sam, Rosie, and Simon; sister Shirley Stensrud; brothers Stewart (Jeanne) Campbell and Lester (Donna) Campbell; sister-in-law Marion Campbell; and innumerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Doreen’s remarkable resilience was portrayed as she endured the losses of her daughter Maxine and husband Hilmer. She is also predeceased by her parents; son-in-law Bud Kiriak; brothers Albert, Tommy, Donald, Bob, George, William, and James; sister Margaret; and many beloved relatives and friends.

A private family service was held, with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Doreen’s name can be made to the Huntington Society of Canada or the Cross Cancer Institute through the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


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