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Asher Christopher Savage

April 23, 1985 - May 13, 2024

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Born in Orange County, California on April 23, 1985, Asher Christopher Savage passed away in Duncan, BC, on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 39 years of age. Asher was a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and friend.

 

Predeceased by Grandpa Bob, Asher is survived by his wife, Deborah, along with their loving children Benjamin, Eli, Ezekiel, and Abigail. He also leaves behind his father John, step-mother Ruth, mother Ferly, siblings Naomi (nephew Valentine), Brittany, Christian (Hannah & niece Noelle & nephew Micaiah), Ian (Eva), and Malachi (Ayla), Grandma Sondra, and Uncle Taylor. As well, he leaves in-laws Rob & Teresa, brother-in-law Adam (Jeanie & nephew Brody), sister-in-laws Nicole (Bryan), and Brittany (Cam). He leaves behind a large community of friends who were drawn to his infectious smile, laughter and sense of humour.

 

Asher was raised on Salt Spring Island where he learned and grew to love the outdoors, adventures, and cooking. Mission work such as attending YWAM in Australia and Street Invaders on the lower mainland was near and dear to his heart. He loved sharing his passion by spreading the work and word of the Lord and bringing people together. Asher and Deborah met in 2010 in Victoria and married in 2012. They shared many adventures on the island, including the great adventure of starting a family, and moved up to the Cowichan Valley in 2017.

 

Asher packed in a lifetime of fun and adventures in his 39 years. He loved going to Tofino with his friends for boogie-boarding as well as tubing down the river. Each summer he would spend time at church camp, attending with his family as well as cooking for children and volunteers; this was something he prided himself on. As a Red Seal Chef, Asher created wonderful feasts – he could whip up an amazing sandwich and would host elaborate gatherings. He was very creative and this extended into music; he enjoyed playing the drums and guitar, especially worship music. Asher was also active with softball in his community and could be found coaching and playing third base with laughter, cheeky comments, and encouragement to those around him. He enjoyed his entrepreneurial adventure with Sunset Island shave ice, bringing smiles to all those who enjoyed this cool treat. Camping, swimming, and exploring the outdoors were part of who he was and he loved sharing that with his children. Asher loved being a husband and father and he loved Jesus.

Asher will be laid to rest in a private green burial on Salt Spring Island, forever young. A colourful Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 3:00pm, at Oasis City Church: 3540 Auchinachie Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 4A4. Asher loved his Hawaiian shirts so please wear colours if you are so inclined.

 

In memory of Asher, contributions to the children for their future education would be appreciated by the family. E-transfer deborahmichellesavage@gmail.com.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ben Kostamo
Relation: friend - He was working with us through Street Invaders in Surrey for several years.

Asher lived with joy and a pure love for Jesus and for others. He showed this though his generous spirit, his smiles and laughter, and the way he wowed us with his amazing cooking at Street Invaders in Surrey, BC for several summers. He also shared things in our chapel times and spent time praying with kids and team staff, speaking encouraging and life-giving words to them. We are so saddened by the news of His passing. Our great comfort is knowing that he is before Jesus and is now fully able to embrace and see Him as He is. Asher, you brought a light of love and joy wherever you went. We were made richer for knowing you and the way that you let Jesus shine through your heart. Until we meet again!

From: Georgina Butler
Relation: Co-worker

Asher, my friend, may you rest in the arms of Jesus and forever watch over your family and friends. I will always remember you for your jokes and contagious laughter. I only knew Asher for a few short years while we navigated our way through a new career. We quickly bonded through the love we had for our families and all things outdoors that our beautiful Island has to offer. His love for his family and faith was so strong. He talked about this in almost every conversation we had.
My heart, prayers and sympathy go out to his family and loved ones as you all navigate your way through this impossible time.
Asher, you will be missed and forever remembered. Until we meet again 🕯

From: Isaac Bowden
Relation: Roommate

With a heart that matched his smiling eyes, it was hard not to smile back. He made community wherever he ended up. Thank you Asher for what you gave us. Your love and kindness won’t be forgotten. I’m sorry for your loss savage family.

From: Ferly Savage-Greenhalgh
Relation: Asher was and is my one and only son. I am his mother.

From: Ferly Savage-Greenhalgh

Relation: Asher was my one and only son. I am his mother.
Message edited by me, Asher’s mother, Ferly Savage-Greenhalgh (due to typo & for clarity).

My son Asher Christopher Savage was given a 10 (out of 10) by our M.D. at the Hospital on his birthday on April 23, 1985. He was born a perfect healthy beautiful son at his birth given to his father, John Savage and I, his mother.

I learned of my son’s death today on May 21, 2024 eight days after his death when I happened to login into my Facebook Account to check to see if there were any recent post made to his Facebook account today as it was one way I was kept informed on my son’s life.

I am a Christian woman committed to the LORD Jesus Christ and the gospel, the good news of God’s salvation in God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ given to the world, to redeem the world back to God the Father in God’s unconditional love and grace to anyone who places their trust in His Name.

I had a dream about my son this week, and wondered about the circumstances in his life. Over the last 30 years since my son Asher went to live with his father John Savage in Salt Spring Island, BC, I continually prayed for my son’s wellbeing and for that of his wife and children and send my love and prayers that the LORD God may comfort you at this time of great loss of a beautiful life lived in God’s love.

As Asher’s mother,
I am deeply heartbroken to hear my son had died. Asher, whom I love deeply has died in the prime of his life at age 39 and know that he is now with God the Father and the LORD Jesus Christ in heaven.

One day, I will see my child again and will be reunited to him — as we all who loved
our Creator and Father and who placed their trust in the One true God, Jesus Christ.
Everyone who dies in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, they, also be be re-united to loved ones; to family and friends– and we know, without a doubt and with all confidence in the promises of God that are Yes and Amen, reliable promises, that Christ Jesus– truly– is the ONLY Way, the Truth and the Life– (and no one comes to the Father but my Him).

And we confess and proclaim His Name that is above every name that in Him, in Jesus, mankind has the forgiveness of sins upon repentance and having done so, are given to receive the gift of eternal life found only in Christ Jesus.

… I pray for the Savage family in Canada, and send my love and prayers for my son’s wife, Debbie Savage and the four small children he left behind; my grandchildren.

Debbie, may God’s comfort as only He can give to us, grant you His solace and comfort in this extremely sad time of our loss.

Know for certain, that God in Christ our LORD never leaves us or forsakes us. Therefore,
May the love, grace, mercy and peace of God be with the Savage family at this time.

I wish to thank my son’s wife Debra, family and friends that have loved my son Asher in life and in death for loving him and making his life enjoy some happiness in this world. The best is to come in the LORD.

My son Asher is only sleeping in a manner of speaking, in that his spirit has departed from his physical body and he was immediately in the presence of God (for to live is Christ and to die is gain as we come into God’s Presence for all who belong to Him). My son’s body will be laid to rest on June 2, 2024 but per the promise of God in His written Word, we know that the dead in Christ will rise first and then those who are still alive and remain at the coming of the LORD in the rapture, will meet the LORD in the air per 1 Thessalonians 4:17 that says:

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

All these years, separated my precious son’s Asher life from me; I had hoped to see my son again in this life but it was evidently not meant to be. However, I will surely see my beloved son Asher again in heaven where– eternity awaits us in the life to come in the Presence of the Father and our LORD Jesus and this, for everyone who surrenders their life and heart to Christ Jesus and ask Him to be their personal Lord and Savior.

Whatever grief took his life at such an– early age of 39 years of life while a healthy young man, full of life but one who also was deeply sadden in his heart at times and with good reason, in the LORD, we know Asher is now completely made free and whole and totally healed from all pain.

In Heaven, our Father God YAHWEH, and Jesus Christ, Yahushua, our LORD and King– receives His children home. In Heaven God, heals all heartache and wipes away all tears and replaces our sadness and or grief with joy and everlasting agape love that NEVER fails– for all eternity in heaven where there is ONLY joy, God’s perfect love and pleasures at God’s right hand.

A godly tribute to my son Asher Christopher Savage for being an overcomer over sin and eternal death in Christ Jesus — the One, who died to forgive us of our sins and to grant us the gift of His eternal life.
… Asher’s name, ‘Asher Christopher’

was chosen by me, his mother Ferly, and his name means, “Happy Christ bearer”. My son fulfilled the prophetic meaning of his name, Asher was a happy bearer of Christ our Savior, the anointed One of God who laid down life on our behalf to atone for our sins. Asher boldly shared the gospel of Christ and had his faith in God.

We grieve for the loss of our loved ones, I grieve the loss of my precious son but I grieve not according to the world who have no hope apart from Christ. Ours, in only a temporary loss. Be assured that in Jesus there is fullness of life and joy.

If anyone wishes to write me, I provide you here in this Tribute, my contact information for I live in Western, South Dakota in the United States.

Thank you if you are able to attend Asher’s Life Celebration planned on his behalf at Oasis City Church 3540 Auchinachie Rd, Duncan, BC Canada on June 2, 2024 at 3:PM noon hours.

I am,
Ferly Savage-Greenhalgh
Asher’s mother.

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From: Derrick & Laura Loewem
Relation: Community member

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. His kindness and smile was so inviting. May love and light fill you at this horrible time.

From: Nick D
Relation: Coworker and friend

Beyond devastated to hear about the loss of Asher. Not only was he a great coworker, a loving family man, and a person of such deep faith and conviction, he was truly one of the best friends you could have ever asked for. I only got to know Asher over the past few years, but we instantly bonded and became really good friends, with much credit given to Asher for that. I will always remember that even though he only just met me, Asher was so willing and open to form friendship, and always wore his heart on his sleeve. That was truly amongst his very best qualities.

I will forever miss our daily chats, our inside jokes, the humour and messages we shared with each other outside of work, and most of all, his warmth and love for his family and friends. Nobody could ever match the enthusiasm he had for life. Asher was always so kind-hearted and truly cared about others. He was so skilled at bringing people together, and forming bonds in the unlikeliest of ways. Asher truly was one of the funniest guys you could ever meet, with jokes and wit only he could fully tell, while having the biggest, goofiest, most beautiful smile on his face. He was truly a remarkable and special guy.

I will forever miss the times we spent together. The time Asher invited me to spend some time in the forest with him and his kids doing some “day camping”. Inviting me for a shaved ice at his truck, and expressing how grateful he was for my help at work. An evening we went out for pizza and saw Top Gun 2 at the IMAX, which he called “a mind-blowing experience” afterwards with the biggest smile on his face. I will truly be forever grateful of the time we got to spend together, but he leaves behind a huge hole in my heart. I will leave things with a line Asher would often message me if we hadn’t seen each other in a while- “miss you bro”.

Deepest sympathies and condolences to Deborah, Benjamin, Eli, Ezekiel, and Abigail. May the true, deep, and pure love he had for you all guide you through your healing. Asher, may you rest easy now. I am confident he is now in a place of peace with the strong faith he had.

From: Shawna N
Relation: Co worker

I would like to send my deepest condolences to Asher’s family. I am so saddened over this news. I met Asher when we started a new career journey a couple years ago. Although we never actually met in person, it felt like I had known him forever , he was just always so happy and kind. I am so sorry once again and truly saddened. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace my friend

From: Gerry DeSmet
Relation: church family

I am so very saddened to hear of Asher’s passing. I didn’t know him well, but have always been so impressed with his commitment to God, his ability to share his faith so freely, and his evident love for his family. Your smile and laughter will be missing from this world Asher, but I know you are smiling even bigger now.

From: Laurel Temmel
Relation: Saltspring school friend

When we were in grade 4, Asher and his family moved in up the road from our family on Saltspring. My sisters and I have many fond memories of Asher’s exuberance and grin that took over his whole face. We shared kid hijinks at the busstop and birthday parties at the lake. I remember being his desk partner a lot in grade 4! I’m thinking of you all, Asher and family.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 2, 2024
Beginning at 3:00pm

Location:
Oasis City Church
3540 Auchinachie Rd
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 4A4

A colourful Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, June 2 at Oasis City Church: 3540 Auchinachie Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 4A4. Asher loved his Hawaiian shirts so please wear colours if you are so inclined.

3540 Auchinachie Rd
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 4A4

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