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Thursday November 29, 2012

GAGE, Edith Eileen Pigeon

After 96 great years, Edith Eileen Pigeon Gage, still in hot pink nail polish, slipped away November 24th 2012 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital under the care of an amazing staff. Born in 'The Kingsway' in Toronto into a large happy family, she loved to swim in the Humber River which engendered her love of water. Edith surfed in Hawaii into her eighties. She hung up her bikini and hula skirt after her move to Cobourg. She later moved to Warkworth to live near her devoted son Robert and his doggies Tulu and Titus in the manse beside his country house, a former church. Predeceased by handsome husband Donald and cat Coco, she forged on at home with the help of Margaret, Denine and Tom, whom she adored. Always colourful, glamorous and athletic, she ran a very successful hair salon,a tradition in the family, for many years. She was not successful, however, at traditional old age and only went prematurely grey in her last year. She was always an inspiration for the advantages of a healthy diet and exercise, and for her core belief that Brandy and Cognac are essential for the elderly to further enjoy long life. She will be missed by those she loved and loved her, but all agree she has spoiled us all enough and can now move on. She was a blessing. A memorial cocktail party will be held next August on Edith's birthday. Donations to Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation in Edith Gage's name would always be appreciated.

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