It is with great sadness that the family of Eugene (Gene) Paul Storeshaw announce his passing on October 22, 2018 in Penticton, BC, at the age of 77, after a long illness. Born on April 5, 1941 in Brandon Manitoba, Gene was the only child of Henry Storeshaw and Eva May Storeshaw (Andrews). He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Storeshaw (Perdue), his three children, Sasha (Cathy), Lisa and Kent, six grandchildren (Christopher, Alexandra, Justin, Richard, Michelle and Amanda) and six great-grandchildren.
Gene spent his career working as a Master Control Operator for Global Television in Calgary. He was a long-time, and very proud, member of both the Masons (Lodge #26 in Calgary and Lodge #60 in Saskatoon) and the Al Azhar Shriners in Calgary, also serving for many years as a parent volunteer for Bethel #1 of the International Order of Job’s Daughters in Calgary.
Gene was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of music, his analytical mind and his love of good food. His yearly Russian borscht parties in the cook-shack at Clear Lake, Manitoba were legendary. He will be remembered for his subtle sense of humour, his respect for punctuality, his delight in technology and his enjoyment of a great meal with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada www.heartandstroke.ca.
“As one by one, the autumn leaves fade in the forest deep, so one by one, in each of us must come the touch of sleep. As one by one, the roses burst into the morning light, so one by one, our soul will wake again beyond the night.”
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.