OBIT: Manitoba football community mourns loss

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our son Gage B. Foster on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at Island Park, Portage la Prairie at the age of 19.

Gage leaves to mourn his parents Garry and Aggie Foster  and sister Stephanie. He will be sadly missed by grandmother Angela Moberly; uncle and aunts Egon (Monika) Lauer, Pauline (Clem) Moberly, Sylvia (Mike) Donais, Sig (Cathy) Moberly, Bernie Moberly, Wayne (Florence) Foster, Melvin (Alice) Foster, Donna (Ben) Ducharme and Sylence (Joey) Barrault; several cousins and many special friends.  He was predeceased by grandfather Phillip Moberly; grandparents Yvette and Pat Foster and aunt Elaine Foster.

Gage was born May 29th 1999, in Portage la Prairie. Gage attended Lavendrye School and graduated from Portage Collegiate Institute.  Gage was attending Queen’s University in Ontario.

Gage had an intense love for life. Gage was a multi-sport athlete, playing all the sports he could.  In high school he focused on Football, Basketball, Badminton, Lacrosse and Track.  Gage excelled at his sports always giving 100% achieving numerous medals and awards over the years.  Gage was selected for Team Manitoba in Track travelling to Abbotsford, B.C and Montreal.  He won Junior Male Athlete of the Year, 2 years in a row as well as Varsity Male athlete of the Year in Grade 12.  Gages greatest love was Football he started playing with the Portage Pitbulls at the age of 8.  He was a versatile player, playing a variety of positions it would be nothing for him to play offense and defense a whole game.  He went on to playing high school football with the Trojans. He played quarterback for 2 years and his last year playing receiver which he loved. Gage was selected to play for Team Manitoba for Under 18 as well as playing in the Senior Bowl in his last year of high school. After a long recovery from a ACL repair Gage was so excited to hit the football field at Queen’s University this August. He would jokingly say “someday I will make it Big”.

Gage enjoyed spending time with friends whether it was hanging out at McDonalds, shooting hoops or throwing the football around. Gage especially enjoyed spending time going for rides on the dirt bikes with his dad.  Gage was a “Warrior”.

Viewing and visitation will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 7 to 8 pm.  A celebration of Gage’s life will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 2 pm at Rotary Republic Park on the football field (rain or shine), bring a lawn chair if you can.   A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an Athletic Scholarship Fund and donations can be made in Gage’s memory to Community Foundation of Portage & District – Gage Foster Athletic Scholarship Fund, 206 E Saskatchewan Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K9.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.  204-857-4021

Source: McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 


Donations may be made to:

Community Foundation of Portage and District Inc. – Gage Foster Scholarship Fund
206 E Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie, MB MB R1N 0K9
Web: https://www.cfpdi.ca/

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