Jay Gatsby

Curtis David Haugen

- September 24, 2017

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Curtis (Curt) David Haugen died suddenly at the age of 66 as a result of a severe car accident just north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Highway 2.

Curt is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janice, his children, Andrew (Heather, and their child Tora) and Lori (Jordan Sly, and their children Annabelle, Autumn and Levi); his siblings, Ken (Betty), Harvey (Sylvia), Dan (Bev), Edna (Ron Bjorgan), and Sid (Kathy); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He was predeceased by his father, George and mother, Kerna.

Curt was born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan on October 18, 1950. He attended Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science. On August 17, 1980, he married Janice, and soon welcomed their son Andrew (1982) and daughter Lori (1984). Curt excelled at many occupations including high school principal, computer programmer, plant executive, and retired RVer – and was a true ‘Jack of all Trades’. He generously volunteered his time and talents to many places, including Kinasao Lutheran Bible Camp and other church organizations.

He was a selfless individual who often offered to assist family and friends with difficult, hands-on projects. Curt’s sense of humour and giving attitude gained him many friends along his journey of life. Curt and Jan ventured from challenge to challenge, home to home, city to town, with unwavering faith in God and love for each other. Papa Curt gushed over his grandchildren with sincere love and attention, and built a family cabin for all to enjoy for years to come.

Curt will be deeply missed by the many lives he touched. Papa, Dad, Brother, Cousin, Friend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute (LCBI) or Kinasao Lutheran Bible Camp. On online book of condolences may be signed at www.prairieviewchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Prairie View Cremation and Memorial Services (306) 242-7884.

Funeral Details

A Celebration of Curt’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Redeemer Lutheran Church (812 Preston Ave) in Saskatoon.

Condolence Messages

Mark Flamand

Written October 19, 2017 from Marietta, Pennsylvania

I shall surround your family with light as they will remember you with fondness and miss you much.
Love and healing to you all.

Brad and Kelly Hansen

Written October 14, 2017 from Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences to you, Janice & family

Erik Bjorgan

Written October 01, 2017 from Salmon Arm, BC

Been thinking about you guys constantly since I received the news last week. Such a tragedy. I've been thinking about all the ways having Curt around added to my life -- the dishwasher that he spontaneously installed for us while passing through town (after it sat for more than a year in the basement), to the car his family lent me during my days at Augustana, to the summer I spent living at his place in Wynyard 20 years ago, working at Big Quill. I remember him driving the bobcat from the plant to the house in Wynyard, a trip that had taken him something like 3 hours, if I recall correctly. He did a lot of laughing as I recall, and others laughed a lot more when he was around. And even if we didn't see him very often in the last few years, nevertheless, there is a big void in our lives where he used to be. There will come a day, in time, when that void will contain many precious memories of the gifts that he was to us. And one day we shall be reunited. --- a day whose date none of us can predict, as the tragic circumstances of Curt's death reminds us. We love you guys. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Jan's speedy healing from her injuries -- prayers for Andrew and Lori and their families in their grief --- We love you guys. Peace be with you all.

Larry & Pat Williams

Written October 01, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

Lori & family - we would like to extend condolences to you at this very unexpected and difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wayne & Deanna Lewis

Written September 30, 2017 from Watrous, Sk.

We are deeply saddened by the tragic and untimely passing of Curtis. We treasure the visits that we enjoyed with Curtis and Janice in Saskatoon after they moved from Watrous. Our sincere sympathy to Janice and family at this very sad time. May God bless you with strength and comfort.

John & Thora Fichtner

Written September 30, 2017 from Wynyard , Sask.

Thinking of you and extending our sincere condolences.

Ralph Wallaker & Martha Jost

Written September 30, 2017 from Humboldt, Saskatchewan

My sincere condolences to Ken & Betty and Curt's family on reading of his untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eunice Querengesser

Written September 30, 2017 from Sherwood Park, Alberta

Our deepest condolences to Janice and your family. I have fond memories of chats with you and Curtis at family events. As a young girl I have fond memories of watching Curt build a canoe at his parent's chicken farm. What an amazing Haugen Reunion we will have one day. Eunice & Neil Querengesser

Joseph and Lynne Nastiuk

Written September 30, 2017 from ,

Our sincere condolences to the Haugen family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca Leiv

Written September 28, 2017 from Portland, Oregon

I am so very sorry to hear about my cousin Curt's passing. My sincere condolences to all of the family. He was a good person and he will be greatly missed


Written September 28, 2017 from St. Albert, Alberta

Sorry to hear of your loss.I am daughter of Henry and Merliene Haugen[passed away 2005&2014]Our prays go out to the family

Tim & Sherry Halstead

Written September 27, 2017 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

We were so very saddened to hear of Curt's passing. Our most heartfelt condolences and prayers for Jan, Andrew, Lori, and all of the extended family. May God hold you tight in his loving arms and bring you peace.

Larry & Ellen Hansen

Written September 27, 2017 from High River , Alberta

Our sincere condolences to you Janice & family - thinking of you

Lorrie and Valerie Ziegler

Written September 27, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

Very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cordell and Yvonne Haugen

Written September 27, 2017 from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Words cannot express how saddened we were to hear of your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.