Sagar PRESTON

Preston, Sagar Harry


Sagar Harry Preston passed away peacefully January 6, 2014 at Cascade Lodge in Chilliwack at the age of 89. He was born on April 16, 1924 in Macdonaldville, Alberta. Sagar is survived by his 6 children – Rilla Buckley (Warren), Grant (Renee), Greg (Paige), Rhonda Bjerke (Calvin), Penny Dietrich (Brian) & Andrea MacDonald (David), 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings, his wife Lila Mae Preston and his beloved granddaughter Rayel MacDonald. Sagar & Lila’s life was firmly ensconced in their community of Atchelitz. Sagar worked a bike’s ride away at York Farms and retired in 1987. Dad was a country boy with simple needs and loves – reading Patricia Cornwall novels, hunting in the Muskwa and eating onion sandwiches. He took particular pride in serving on the Canadian Navy in WWII, and perhaps even more pride in discussing his war injury. If you were to ask Sagar about life he would have said that the year you were born and the year you pass mean nothing – it is what you do with the dash in between that really counts. He is off to his happy hunting ground now. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Cascade Lodge. As per Dad’s request there will be no service and in lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Rayel MacDonald Memorial Fund at

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