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Blake Sprague

December 9, 1940 - April 17, 2021

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Blake Thomas Sprague, Born on December 09, 1940 in Moosomin,Saskatchewan, at age 9 he was adopted by his forever parents.

He was a man determined to never leave a stone unturned as there could be success within.  

He met his one and only forever Bride Joanne in 1957 and they married in 1960. They spent 60 years together as husband and wife. Together they raised 3 children. 

Blake started his professional career as apprentice Plumber at the age of 15 with CJ McDowell and became a Master Plumber. From here he worked as a CPO on the Hydrographic MV MARABELL, Became a Business Owner and had great success with Blake’s Plumbing & Heating. He also enjoyed owning a unique restaurant the *Bacchanalia * He didn’t stop there, Blake was the General Manager of Ensign Chrysler, got his broker’s license and opened his own car lot * Sprague Motor’s *.  

When he retired (or did he really) he was known to be buying and selling Vehicles and RV’s. There was always a surprise in the driveway 

Blake & Joanne enjoyed many years exploring the Desserts and their Oasis’s. Their main stop was always *Black Meadow Landing* It was there that they made many great friends that soon became like an extended family to them.  

Those adventures were traded in for some new adventures that kept them closer to home. They discovered the beauty of Vancouver Island and found their favorite spot in Jordan River,BC .

 Health made them stop traveling altogether in 2018 . It has been a fight since and most would not have made that long.

He was a fighter right from the start and as long as he could get up all would be ok.  With his family by his side, sadly April  17 ,2021 was the last time he would get  up .

Blake Leaves behind his Bride and Best Friend of 60 years Joanne Barbara Sprague (Ralph),  

Children, Correna Lynn Elvedahl (Bob), Blake Francis Sprague (Cyndi) 

GrandChildren ,  Michael(Ali), Kevin(Tiana), Sarina-Rae(Jace),  Krystal(Derek), Jonathan, Cameron(Violet) &  7 Great Grandchildren  

Special Family Friend Christopher Gilbert  

Blake is predeceased by, Son, Cpt. Christopher Thomas Sprague, Infant Grandson Bradley Robert Elvedahl ,  his Forever Mother Cecil Sprague, Father Clifford Sprague, Brother James Cameron Sprague 

Blake will be laid to rest at Royal Oak Burial next to his son Christopher  

In lieu of flowers donations in Blake’s memory to the SPCA would be appreciated

 

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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: Dolores Anthony
Relation: Acquaintance

I remember Blake as a helpful gentleman who treasured his family and friends.He will be missed.My condolences to Joanne and family.

From: LesF
Relation: Through Business

My condolences to Blake’s family and friends.
Blake we leave it up to you now to organize those car characters already there and have a big fun general meeting for us all,as we will all be along at some point. Cheers ! Les

From: Sherri and Dan Williams
Relation: Cousin

Dear Joanne and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Blake’s passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love your cousins,
Sherri (Dan), Ray (Lori) and Darrell (Wendy)

From: June Seguin (Cardin)
Relation: I was there babysitter

Dear Joanne I have reminisced over the years what ever happened to the Sprague’s and was very fortunate to find Cory. I will always be grateful for all the opportunities u gave me as your babysitter. Those memories I will carry with me.

From: Cynthia
Relation: father in law

Pops you were a treasure to have in my life

From: Paul Machek
Relation: Friend

Blake initially was apprenticed under my dad Otto Machek . Dad told me Blake was always a fair boss and was considered a friend of the family . My condolences Joanne, my brother also worked for Blake.

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