|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1992|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 2011|
Our beautiful daughter and sister Chantal Claire Hager passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 3 at UC Davis Medical Center at the age of 19. She was born to Robert Rene Hager and Elaine Claire Hager in Reno on March 9, 1992. Chantal was a bright, compassionate and wonderful young woman who will be forever missed by her family and friends.
Chantal attended Mt. Rose Elementary School and Coral Academy of Science where she graduated from high school in 2010. As a child, Chantal was full of energy and learned to hold her own with her three older brothers. A natural entertainer, she would stand on the coffee table at the age of three and sing to the music playing on the stereo holding a broom as though it were a microphone. Chantal had a knack for making people smile and always seemed to know when someone in the family was down and needed lifting up. Chantal seemed to make friends with everyone she met, and she loved playing with her friends and having them spend weekends at her home. She would spend endless hours in the pool with her friends during the summer, and in the winter, Chantal and her girlfriends would play dress-up and pile up pillows to jump over as if they were horses. When people spent time with Chantal, they were blessed by the presence of a girl who truly wanted them to have fun with her. Chantal made other people happy.
Chantal loved her horse "Cash", and for years learning to jump her horse was what she enjoyed the most. Chantal enjoyed competing, and she won many hunter-jumper competitions. Her high-spirited Thoroughbred was a perfect match for Chantal given her energy and zest for life.
Although she was the "baby sister", in so many ways Chantal was the soul of the family. Chantal's positive energy and naturally inquisitive nature brought people to life, and her vulnerabilities caused others to reflect upon their own existence. Chantal planned to be a psychologist in order to help others deal with challenges in their lives. Her deep care for others was matched by how deeply her feelings could be hurt, something understood by those who knew her well.
During the last few years, Chantal very much wanted to, but never could, overcome the eating disorder that took her life. In her memory, the law firm of Hager & Hearne has established The "Chantal Claire Hager Charitable Foundation" in order to educate young people and parents about the devastating impact of anorexia and bulimia on families. Contributions can be made at any Wells Fargo branch or online at www.nevadafund.com.
Chantal was predeceased by her Great Grandmother Fern Eleanora Hardy, her Grandmother Yvonne Siard Hager, her Grandfather Edward Hager and her Uncle Brian Hawley. Chantal is survived by her Father Robert Rene Hager (Lisa), Mother Elaine Claire Legras (Jean Pierre), and her brothers Robert Edward Hager (*note, sadly Robert passed away the following year. A link to his memorial is shown below), Ian Hager and Ryne Hager and by her Grandmother Laverne Auringer (Ralph) and Grandfather Carl Vincent Hawley.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 12 noon at Mt. View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave, with internment immediately thereafter at Mountain View Cemetery.
Brother: Robert Edward "Bobby" Hager
Grandmother: Yvonne Siard Hager
Grandfather: Edward Harold Hager
Great Grandmother: Fern Eleanora Hardy
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: wesblues
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68333446