Ellwyn Gerald McKague

Ellwyn McKague, age 57, died October 23rd 2011 with his family by his side, in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Ellwyn was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on May 25th, 1954. Ellwyn grew up on the McKague family farm near Coulter Mb and then lived in Melita, Manitoba as a youth.

Ellwyn lived in British Colombia for most of his adult life in communities such as Vancouver, Saltspring Island, Creston, Shawnigan Lake, and Kaslo.

In 2006 Ellwyn moved back to the prairies, living first in Craven, Saskatchewan, and later returning to his roots by retiring to Birnie, Manitoba.

Ellwyn is remembered for his ability to create beautiful gardens and for teaching others about the importance of recognizing the beauty of nature all around us. Ellwyn was an advocate for organic farming. He loved to fish and to play music. Ellwyn loved his family and often spent his time ensuring their well-being.

Ellwyn was loved by his friends and family and his memory will be cherished.

Ellwyn was the son of Winston and Grace (Knox) McKague of Coultervale, Mb. Ellwyn is survived by his partner Sherie Crepeele; three children, Kaija Thom (Eagle) of Regina, Saskatchewan, Graeme McKague also of Regina, and Aven McKague-Minor of Kaslo, BC.; two grandchildren, Asher and Ella Thom of Regina. His brothers and sister, Dennis McKague(Bonnie), Darlene Wark(John), Gary McKague, and Lloyd McKague(Heather), and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Winston and Grace as well as by his brother, Keith McKague and his nephew Jeff Wark.

Ellwyn loved his work as a self-employed landscaper on Saltspring Island and later an organic greenhouse operator in Kaslo, as well as being the landscaper for Maxwell International Baha’i school in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

Memorial service is Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the United Church in Melita, Manitoba at 2:00pm, burial at the Coultervale cemetery which overlooks the McKague family farm will follow.

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