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WAGER JOHN GILBERT,

PROFESSOR 20.06.1932 - 17.04.2024 Engineer, sailor, educator - but, most of all, father.

Passed away peacefully on 17 April.

Much loved husband of Judith (dec), father of Sue, Peter and Julie, grandfather of Elizabeth, Catherine, Lexi, Charlie and Lucy, great grandfather of Florence and Felix and father-in-law of Richard, Ruth and Spud.

Husband of Coral (dec) and step father of Meredith.

Our thanks to the wonderful staff of Bethanie Subiaco for their love, care and support.

A life lived to the full. We will all miss you so much.

Published 18th Apr to 19th Apr, 2024
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  • WAGER (John): 

    Dear beloved Prof. John Wager:

    Thank you for being my tutor since I worked with you at Engineering Education Development Project -ADB in Jakarta 1998. Then I called you as a grandpa ‘Kakek’. Our friendship since, with your big heart is always a treasure memories be in our heart forever and ever. Our pray may bring strength for Sue Murphy’s family and all relatives. With our deepest love – Leny and Jean Philippe- Toulouse France

    Thursday, 2 May 2024 Submitted online by Leny Allogne
  • WAGER (John):

    Sue, Peter and Julie - my sincere condolences.

    John’s kindness, intelligence and sage advice was a real gift - that I treasure.

    Fond memories of a billowing spinnaker, the sun and the spray.

    Rottnest island and perfect moments

    He gave to so many - so much

    Thursday, 2 May 2024 Submitted online by Richard Pestell
  • WAGER (John):

    Prof. Wager

    Always remembered for his quiet courtesy, kindness and a smile in his eyes. My condolences Sue.

    Barb UWA Mechanical Engineering Office 70’s/80’s

    Friday, 26 April 2024 Submitted online by Barbara Mackenzie
  • WAGER (John):

    Deepest sympathies to Sue, Peter and Julie. My thoughts are with you.

    Margaret Minchin, grand daughter of Nellie Chappell (née Wager)

    Friday, 26 April 2024 Submitted online by Margaret Minchin
  • WAGER (John):

    Dear cousin to my late husband, Ray, and kind friend to us both. Fond memories of many happy times all together when you stayed with us here in West Sussex, England. Deep sympathy to Sue, Peter and Julie. 

     Rest in peace.

    Monday, 22 April 2024 Submitted online by Valerie Wager
  • WAGER JOHN GILBERT Dearly loved brother of Margaret. John's motto in life was - difficult things take some time to accomplish - impossible things take a little longer. You achieved so much dear John. Dear brother-in-law to Allan, Uncle and Great Uncle to Nerida and David, Sam and Royce, Elsie and Beau, Elliot and Travis. Pamela and Nigel, Bronte and Xavier, Griffin and Elise. Trevor and Esther, Tia and Jun and Ellana.


    Friday, 19 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER JOHN John was to me a educator, mentor, friend and avid yachtie. Always cheerful and kindly. He will not be forgotten.

    My deepest sympathy extends to Sue, Peter, Julie and their families and his friends.

    Ron and Lila Mcdavitt

    Saturday, 20 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER JOHN GILBERT,

    PROFESSOR Loved and admired brother of Alan (dec) and brother-in-law of Rita. Uncle of Stephanie and John, Glenn and Hiroko, Robyn and Peter. Great Uncle of Julia, Lucinda, Philip, Hana, Oscar and Marcus. Sincere sympathy to Sue, Peter, Julie and families. John lived a wonderful life of family, friends, academia, travel and sailing. The troops will miss you.

    Rest in Peace

    Saturday, 20 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER

    JOHN, PROFESSOR Loved uncle and friend who lived a full life and influenced many. We have treasured memories over many years and know this is the end of an era. Deep sympathy to Sue, Pete, Julie and families.

    Rest in Peace Kerry, Jarrad and Jason Kim, Sue, Chris, Sharon, Kurt and Matt

    Friday, 19 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER (JOHN)

    Our thoughts are with John's Family on the sad news of his passing. John was a graceful, wise and faithful gentleman. An accomplished engineering elder and regarded skipper. We give thanks to John's contribution to our community. A tribute on behalf of Geoff and June Glenister and their extended Family.

    Saturday, 27 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER (JOHN)

    Deep sympathy to all the family from the Scales family. Peter thoroughly enjoyed sailing with John on Wednesdays.

    Wednesday, 24 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER JOHN The Commodore, Flag Officers, Members and Staff of Royal Perth Yacht Club extend their deepest sympathies to John's family for their sad loss. With over 50 years of membership, John's presence on the water was synonymous with excellence and camaraderie. Guiding his cherished yacht, Falcon, through countless regattas and races, he epitomised the spirit of the Thunderbird fleet with his skill, passion and sportsmanship. Beyond his prowess as a sailor, John was cherished for his warmth, kindness and unwavering support of his fellow members. John's contributions to the Thunderbird Fleet and RPYC will forever be remembered with admiration and gratitude. He will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

    Tuesday, 23 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER JOHN Farewell Captain John, special friend, mentor, sailor extraordinaire and "Great Wizard of the Thunderbird Fleet". You brought so much joy to our lives sailing with you on your beloved "Falcon" and educating us about the Sumerians. You will be forever in our hearts and memories. Deepest sympathy to Julie, Sue and Peter.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas. Lebewohl. Gisela and John

    Saturday, 20 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER (JOHN GILBERT)

    So many great times sailing against and with you over the years on Falcon. You may now possibly catch up with your beloved Samaritans. My deepest sympathy to John's family.

    Ben

    Saturday, 20 April 2024 Published in The West Australian

  • WAGER JOHN GILBERT

    (WIZARD)

    Much loved and respected skipper of RPYC Thunderbird Yacht Falcon. May you find peace, smooth water and fair winds. Our deepest sympathy to John's family. Thunderbirders Fleet 27

    Saturday, 20 April 2024 Published in The West Australian
  • WAGER JOHN Our sincere condolences to Sue, Peter, Julie and the family on the passing of John Wager. He will be remembered as a stalwart of the engineering profession and passionate sailor. There are many who learnt from his wealth of knowledge and will treasure his legacy.

    From his Honorary Fellow compatriots and friends at Engineers Australia.

    Saturday, 20 April 2024 Published in The West Australian

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