Gerald Albert Wager was born in Coronation on July 31, 1933, eldest son of Lester and Myrtle Wager and he passed away on March 16, 2016 in Summerland, B.C.
After graduating from high school he attended Vocational School in Edmonton taking courses in welding and mechanical work. He became well known for his talents and many neighbours came by to have their equipment repaired.
Gerald purchased the family farm from his parents who had bought it from Lester’s parents. He sold it to his son, Colin making the farm a fourth generation farm.
Gerald was a quiet and kind man of many talents and has been a real ‘handyman’ during his lifetime. He had many friends.
On July 22, 1960 he married Christina Ekman and they had three sons.
As well as farming, they also operated a flower shop in Coronation for a number of years. They moved into Coronation from the farm in 1992 and in 2010 he moved to Summerland, B.C.
He enjoyed Summerland and he had a good life with many good friends there, many who came to Gerald to get things built or fixed. He and Janet volunteered with many community projects.
Gerald is survived by his sons Basil, Colin (Carrie) and their son Kersten, Jason (Cindy) and their daughters Jessica and Ashley; sister Inez (Arnold), sister-in-law Thelma, and his good friend Janet Lacy, five nieces and nephews, Darlene, Lorne, Allison, Barbara and Kendall.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Myrtle and his brother, Keith.
Interment will be in Coronation Cemetery at a later date. At Gerald’s request there will be no funeral service.