Father Emil Sasges passed from this life to eternity on August 5, 2014. He was born in Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan on February 6, 1931 and moved with all his family members to Vernon BC in 1937.
He attended school in Vernon before enrolling in the Seminary of Christ the King. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Kamloops in April 6, 1957 and served in several different parishes within the diocese, including Sacred Heart Cathedral, the parishes of Valemount and Blue River, the parishes and missions of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Holy Family Parish, Kamloops, as well as Chase and Logan Lake, St. Jude’s parish and missions in 100 Mile House. He retired from active ministry in 2012. For the past two years he called the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine Centre, Cache Creek, his home.
He is survived by his sisters Helen (Ray) Donovan and Agnes (Larry) Streeter, of Vernon, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents as well as his brothers Reinhart, Aloysies (Al), Jerome, and Norbert, their wives, as well as his nephews Darryl in 2013 and Brennan in 2012.
Prayers for Fr. Emil will be recited in Sacred Heart Cathedral, 3rd Avenue and Nicola Street, Kamloops on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the priest’s plot in Hillside Cemetery. A reception will follow in St. Anne’s Academy Gym, Kamloops.
Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, B.C., 1-800-668-3379.