The funeral home was packed today, in honor of a humble, solid as a rock man named John Louis Hagan II, who passed last Friday. It was an honor to know John (JL). He was a gentleman, steady, thoughtful…an unassuming warrior that happened to own a fly shop…Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters in Portland, Oregon.
Family and close friend stood and extolled John’s virtues. It was evident he was, as I would have thought, a giving, loyal man, who asked little for himself, but was always willing to give of self for others.
I believe the one line from his eulogy that most resonated was this one: “John had a need to be where fish are caught.” Can the line be any more simple yet loaded with so many layers of fulfillment for so many of us.
Thank you John for you kindness, God bless you and your family.