Edgar GageApril 2, 2017
Mr. Edgar Gage
November 20, 1926 - April 2, 2017
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Edgar George Gage 90, on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Olive, father of Carol (Chuck) of North Battleford, Marilyn (Garth) of Yellowknife, NWT and Doug (Chona) of Saskatoon and “grand dad” and “grandpa” to Tonille, Riley, Kailyn, Troy, Alexandrea, Mischa, Jibriel and Farrah,.
Ed was born on November 20th, 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he met Olive, his wife of 66 years. He was a man constantly in motion, an entrepreneur, someone who had a passion for life and a devoted family man.
As a young teenager, Ed was an active member of the Winnipeg Canoe Club. He joined the YMCA in Winnipeg and later played handball and swam at the “Y” in Saskatoon for over 50 years. His travels with Olive in Mexico and throughout the world were always adventures that he would recount fondly. They were avid campers for years and then members of the Wandering Wheels Trailer Club. Even as his travelling days slowed, Ed always enjoyed his daily walks on Broadway.
Ed joined Crane Supply in Winnipeg as a 16 year old in the warehouse and worked his way to being the branch manager in Saskatoon in 1959 until he retired at 60. When he was not selling pipe, he was buying and selling cows or horses or dabbling in the stock market, a source of great pleasure to him and something he loved sharing with his grandchildren.
A very social man, Ed loved interacting with people. He and Olive were longstanding members of Grace-Westminster United Church. Whether Ed was participating in church activities or telling stories or square dancing or eating, his love for what he was doing was infectious to those around him especially if Olive was beside him.
Ed would always say that there was no greater gift than family. And he treated that gift as precious. He was in his glory when his children and grandchildren were around him. He encouraged each of them in a unique way and each of them will always carry some part of his spirit. Finally, when it came to Olive, he was always grateful and until the end, spoke of the happiness she gave him.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Florence; his brothers, Alan and Gordon. He is survived by his sister Sally.
A service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace-Westminster United Church (505 10 St E, Saskatoon). A private inurnment for the family will follow at the Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Saskatchewan (301 - 2550 12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1) or Grace-Westminster United Church. Arrangements are in care of John Schachtel of MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306) 978-5200