Donald Elmer Sager

1930 – 2015


SagerDonaldsqIt is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Donald Elmer Sager on May 3, 2015.  Don celebrated life until the end and spent his 85th birthday on April 29th with a party on a beautiful spring day surrounded by family and friends.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Betty, daughters, Glenda Hemminger (Terry) Chilliwack, Janet McCue (Pete) Belleville, son-in-law Brian Burnett of Roland, stepchildren, Joe Dunbar (Shannon) Altona, Brenda Sloan (Al) Morden, Joanne Dunbar of New York; grandchildren, Brenda and Adam Burnett, Rachel and Kristen Hemminger, Leah, Sheridan and Mariah McCue, Tyler Sloan (Allison), Reid Sloan, Matthew Dunbar (Denise), Mallory Roovers (Sebastiaan), Molly Dunbar and four great grandchildren, Aubree, Olen, Dash and Felix, brothers, Gordon (Betty), Howard (Oddney). He’ll be lovingly remembered by his large extended family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth, daughter, Barbara Burnett, granddaughter, Stacey Burnett, brother, Lawrence and sisters, Gladys and Evelyn.

Don was the third of six children born in Morden to Ralph and Martha Sager.  He grew up on the farm and returned to farming after trying his hand at mining and the oil patch. Don was a farmer at heart. Don volunteered in countless ways in the community throughout the years. He was involved with the Elks, Legion, Golf and Curling clubs. After family, his greatest love was golf. Don spent many hours on the golf course with his close friends and golfing buddies. He was very proud that he golfed his age last summer (84) even with that crazy swing of his. Don had a great sense of humor and was always up for a conversation. He will always be remembered for his smile and quick wit. His memory about events was truly admirable, he never forgot a thing!

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Church in Morden with a private ash interment at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1H8.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements,

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