It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael John Bernard Sager. He began his journey to the ancestors on April 23, 2022. Mike left this world for one with no pain and suffering, to be reunited with his dad and mom, the late Charles and Frances Sager (nee Brant), his grandparents George and Mabel (Doreen) Brant, and grandparents Henry and Carmel (Maracle) Sager, his brother Phillip, and also cousins Dale Hayes, Brian Brant and his aunts Daisy Legris, Edith, Sarah and his uncle Percy Brant.
Mike is lovingly remembered by his sister Theresa Ward and her partner Andy Walker and his brother Ron Sager. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Teresa, Willow, Natalie, Sasha, Natalie Francis, and his nephews Patrick, Andy Jr., Shane, Dannie, Josh and his great nephew Jayden. Also lovingly remembered by cousins Leo Hayes (Gloria) and family, Margaret Sliwa (Stephen) and family, Barb Hayes and family, Chief R. Donald Maracle and family, and many other relatives and good friends.
Everyone remembers Mike’s beautiful smile and jolly, down to earth personality. Known by many as “Uncle Mike”, he was a man who loved country music and Christmas, a man with a big heart, always trying to unconditionally help others less fortunate than himself. He was an avid fisherman. Some of his friends who will miss him include Doug Jackson who was a longtime friend, and Irene Mahoney with whom he bantered about the best hockey team. They had an ongoing battle (all in fun) about his team the Montreal Canadiens, and her team the Toronto Maple Leafs. His long time friend Dale Storey speaks fondly of Mike and said that he will miss getting orders such as “Would you mind picking up a Timmie’s and an apple fritter. Make that two apple fritters. Hurry up, Dale!” Like Irene, Dale is a Toronto Maple Leaf fan so that made for more fun with Mike. And a very special little friend is Mike’s dog, Ratatouille .who misses him very much.
It seems appropriate at this time to mention that Guy Lafleur and Mike Bossy who were Mike’s favourite hockey players, passed away one day before he did. The family has speculated that our Mike is now in the great beyond, passing around a puck with his heroes.
The family wishes to extend a special Thank You to all the nurses and doctors at Belleville General Hospital for their kind and professional care during Mike’s final days in ICU.
Arrangements are entrusted to Milestone Services Cremation, Napanee, Ontario.
A memorial service will take place May 15 at 2:30 at Christ Church on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Mike was an animal lover and he would have wanted memorial donations to go to the Napanee Humane Society (Lennox and Addington Animal Centre), or the Food Resource Centre on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
At a date to be announced later, a celebration of Mike’s life will be held in the summer.
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Napanee Humane Society
156 Richmond Boulevard East, Napanee ON K7R 3Z7