David Hagen funeral cortege will visit Falkirk FC on Friday

Former Falkirk footballer David Hagen’s funeral cortege will pass the Falkirk Stadium as part of his funeral route.

By David Oliver
Monday, 3rd August 2020, 7:30 am
Updated Monday, 3rd August 2020, 10:50 am
David Hagen, pictured at his benefit game at The Falkirk Stadium, in 2018. Picture: Michael Gillen.
David Hagen, pictured at his benefit game at The Falkirk Stadium, in 2018. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The footballer died last month after a two-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

A private cremation will be held this Friday, but the hearse will take a route from his hometown Bonnybridge through the district for those wishing to pay their last respects to the footballer who also starred for Rangers, Hearts, Livingston, Clyde and Bo’ness.

The cortege will pass The Falkirk Stadium where fans can stand either side of the road as the hearse passes at around 11.40am.

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Earlier the hearse will travel along Camelon Road at approximately 11.20am then West Bridge Street, Hope Street and onwards through Ladysmill.

It begins the journey on Broad Street in Denny at 10.50am and will pass through Bonnybridge Toll on its way to Falkirk Crematorium where David’s family have requested members of the public do not attend, and to maintain social distancing if turning out to pay respects at any point along the route.

The footballer played almost 170 times at Falkirk, and was a popular player, scoring the winning goal when the Bairns won the Scottish League Challenge Cup in 1998 and setting up Paul McGrillen for a famous Scottish Cup semi-final winner against Celtic the season prior.

The 47-year-old’s obituary has been posted by funeral directors Thomas Cuthell and Sons.

Donations in the player’s memory can be made to MND Scotland charity. On Saturday football fans entering Falkirk FC’s 50-50 draw raised £3267 for the charity. The club donated its’ share of the draw income to the cause in a tribute to the player.