On September 20 with family by his side, Edward Clague passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital.
He leaves behind his five daughters, Joan (Gordon), Judy, Cheryl, Karen and Linda (Randy). He was Grandpa to eight and Great Grandpa to five who will miss him dearly. He was predeceased by his wife Betty in 1981, his son Brian in 2014 and his son-in-law Jeff Elson in 2021. He was also predeceased by four brothers and a sister.
Dad grew up in Winnipeg and saw the world change in many ways throughout the years. He was always grateful and optimistic about life. He thought he was the luckiest man alive to spend his years with Mom and he often expressed how much he missed her and Brian these last years.
Dad was an honest and hard-working soul. He spent 44 years at Westeel and often worked more than one job to support the family. He retired in the fall of 1994 and got to enjoy many happy years of retirement.
Somewhat reluctantly in 1968, to appease Mom he packed up the old station wagon with a tent and a pile of kids and we had the first of many family vacations. The travel bug bit him and he enjoyed many travels over the years. Dad held a special place in his heart for Banff, Hawaii, the annual trek to the Calgary Stampede and of course family long weekends at Clear Lake.
Dad never turned down an opportunity to go out and in recent years, he loved to hang out with family for “Tim’s” at the mall, Bird’s Hill or a backyard. This was made all the better if he could talk sports!
It’s impossible to sum up 94 years in a few words or how much he meant to us. We will cherish our memories, his stories and the laughs shared. We never doubted his unconditional love for his family.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no formal service. The family would like to thank Dr Bishay for his care over the years and the staff on 4E medicine at the St. Boniface Hospital.
In lieu of flowers take a moment to appreciate your day because a wise man told us to “Enjoy every moment because they go by fast.”
Ps – The picture of Dad is from just 2 months ago…