Unification News for January 2002

In Memoriam Edouard Amede Joseph Gagné

February 14, 1953 – December 8, 2001

Edouard Gagné passed into the spiritual world on December 8, 2001 of a sudden cardiac arrest. Ed was born on February 14, 1953 in Ste. Marguerite, Quebec. Ed grew up in Canada and, at 21 years of age, while hitchhiking in the US, met the Unification Church in Oakland, CA, in 1975. He officially joined the UC on December 22, 1975.

Only a few weeks after joining the UC, Ed joined a Mobile Fundraising team and traveled all over the country for 4-1/2 years. He then joined Tongil Farms in New York for a year. After that, he joined the New York HQ staff as caretaker of Camp Happy Lake and then as HQ building manager. In 1986, Ed joined CAUSA International for 5 years as an audio-visual technician and facilities manager. He then worked with Future Productions from 1992 to 1995 as production supervisor. In 1995, Ed joined the New Yorker Hotel Management Co. as the Purchasing/Telecom Manager until his death.

Ed was matched to Ana Aldan in 1979 and they participated in the Madison Square Garden Blessing Ceremony on July 1,1982. They have a son and a daughter--Jeremy who is 14 years old and Mika who is 13 years old. They reside in Clifton, New Jersey.

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