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On Sunday, April 6th, 2014, Edward (Gus) Lagerquist in his 91st year passed away peacefully at home, in the arms of his beloved companion of 25 years, Peggy Falvey. Gus is survived by his daughter Jane McBratney (Tom), son John (Jennifer), and loving daughter Mary; grandchildren Joshua, Caitlin, Brett, and Carley Lagerquist, and Trevor McBratney (Kailee), and Lia Neufeld (Jarris); and great grandchildren Tag and Bree Neufeld and Sadie McBratney. He is survived by brothers Tom and Jim and predeceased by Bob, Jack and sister Doreen. He will be missed by his love Peggy, and step-daughters Danna, Rosanne (Paul) and Brenda. Gus was Papa to Aaron, Katherine and Haley. He will be remembered fondly by his former spouse Connie. Gus was a veteran of World War II, and was proud of his military service with the Lorne Scots (Peel Dufferin & Halton Regiment). He was a retired honorary Colonel of the Regiment and served on the Senate and Board of Directors of the Lorne Scots Trust until his passing. In 1953, Gus formed Central Sales with four partners, and under his leadership, the company grew to be one of the most successful veterinary supply and pet food companies in Canada. His former employees will greatly miss his guidance and friendship. Gus attended the University of Guelph. He was an honorary alumnus and a proud and generous supporter of the Veterinary College. Gus was also a great supporter of the standard bred horse industry and provided a comfortable pasture for retired police horses Charger, Moon Shadow and Colonel. Gus loved life and he loved people. Young in spirit, he had a huge heart, was incredibly generous and kind. Gus will be remembered for his wit, wisdom, friendship, strong opinions and inability to keep a secret.

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