George Wilfred Lagore
5 July , 1932 – 14 May , 2019
George Wilfred Lagore, age 86, left this earth with the same grace, dignity and humility that he lived his life. He is safe in the arms of his Heavenly Father and reunited with his baby girl.
Dad was born into a farming family in Central Alberta during the great depression, the second of 5 boys. He was a deeply spiritual man who sought to please God his whole life, in whatever he was doing. Dad pursued first teaching, with a short stint as a police officer and then as a pastor. Ultimately, he both taught school and pastored most of his adult life. He mentored many individuals over the years, offering words of wisdom and quiet counsel to the lives he touched. In his free time, he loved to build and work with his hands. Dad treated everyone he met with dignity, kindness and respect.
He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 64 years, Gwen Lagore; his children Gordie (Kathleen); Gordie’s children Christian (Marnie) and Danielle (Markus); Doug (Shahrzad Akbarzadeh); Doug’s children Carli (Ryan), Chad (Karly), Tyrone (Miranda) and Brooke (Kurt) and their mother Avaline Bruinsma; and Patricia (Jay Litke); and her daughter Eden (Chris). He also leaves his great-grandchildren: Samuel, Annalies, Hannah, Elina, Navy, Willa and Baby Boy on the way. He also leaves his brothers Arthur (Gladys), Bill (Bertha), Dave (Eileen) and Stan (Sharon), Gwen’s siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents Peter and Helen Lagore, and his daughter Cheryl Renae.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Ryan Rochon and the staff of Unit 83 at the Rockyview General Hospital. Your kindness was deeply appreciated and will never be forgotten.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bonavista Baptist Church, (1507 Acadia Drive SE), on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission, (www.armsofjesus.org/donate), where funds donated will be used to build a home in Dad’s honor for a family in need in a third world country. Alternatively, say a kind word and buy a sandwich for someone who looks hungry. That’s what Dad would do.
- Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission
- Memorial Service Friday, 24 May , 2019
George Wilfred Lagore
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Arlie Richards (Soroka)
13 July 2019
I have just learned of the transition of Pastor George this spring. I know he is greatly missed by family and friends.
I have fond memories of Pastor George as head of the Bible School at Calgary Christian Center in the 80's, where I attended following the death of my husband, Julian Soroka.
My condolences and prayers go out to Gwen and family and his brother Pastor Dave and Eileen.
1 June 2019
Never met and worked with someone with the character of my brother. There are words - just not enough to express what this one man meant to me. He was my dad, my brother and friend. Don't know that I ever met someone who never asked to be recognized in public but would support fully what ever you were doing. When ever I needed him and called - he came. When he needed me I was unable to come - but that is not the end of the story- Love you George
24 May 2019
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to Gwen and the family. George always made me laugh....and he was always so warm and welcoming....kind, gentle and wise. He was very much loved and will be greatly missed.
Ernie and B.J. Mueller
24 May 2019
Such a great loss! How can the impact and value of a life such as George Lagore be measured? We cannot even imagine our world now, without him. It was our privilege to know and work with him and to see his gifts in action. He motivated by example —
Brilliant mind. Compassionate. Exacting. Knowledgeable. Skilled. Wise. Craftsman. Visionary. Humble. Quick to laugh. Uncomplaining. Loyal. Self-disciplined. Controlled. Diligent. Persevering. Untiring. Attentive. Friend of God.
But the one trait that characterized him best was his sensitivity to the Presence of God. He gained “favor and understanding with both God and men— and earned the reputation of living life well.” (Prov. 3:4 TPT)
George Lagore – a truly great man.
- Ernie and B.J. Mueller, Anaheim, CA
J M DE BRETIGNY
21 May 2019
Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Forever cherished and remembered, always.
Shalom, ...Shalom !
Linda & Oliver Jones
20 May 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to Gwen and the Lagore and extended family at the passing of the patriarch of the family. Pastor George was a gentle giant at heart, I could still see his soft and gentle smile. His voice was tender, his words were few - but impactful. When you were in His presence you knew you were in the presence of a man who was wise and loved his Lord.
My husband and I were married by him September 29th 1984 at Calgary Christian Centre. He was my pastor then, and I also got to know some other members of the family as well, I also sat under the ministry of his brother and his son Gordie.
Now that I migrated to Barbados, West Indies, never a Christmas passed that we did not share cards and greetings. George loved and was proud of his ever growing family and he and Gwen kept us abreast with pictures with everybody's names attached:)). Oliver and I are privileged to have met him and look forward to reuniting with him at our Lord's feet.
Farewell Sir, see you in the morning! There is no doubt you will hear "Well done thou good and faithful servant."