Gaye LePage, July 13, 1941 - February 8, 2014
Gaye had a wonderful laugh and sense of humor and that is how I will remember her. When I found out last night that she was in palliative care, I was, as many of you, shocked, saddened and at a loss for words. The last time I spoke to her, about a month ago, she was playing cards and we had a short, but lovely visit on the phone. Whenever I think of her and as I write this, I can't help but use the word "lovely" to describe her. She was lovely.
Please take a look at the You Tube video posted with a few memorable moments we shared with her. Feel free to add your own memories or comments. I have copied a few below from Gaye's Facebook page.
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Here are a few words about Gaye from her many friends and fellow thespians:
I was quite taken aback and shocked, as many of your were, to hear of the passing of our lovely friend and fellow actor Gaye LePage . Gaye always had a hug and a smile for everyone . For myself I did my first show with Gaye , Romeo and Juliet, where she played the nurse so magnificently. She always could be counted on for kind and encouraging words which sure helped me as I came back to acting after years of being away from it. Not long after that Gaye played my wife in the Norbals at Surrey Little Theatre, again a lovely experience. I used to stand backstage every night before I came on and listen to her lovely speech about her son/daughter and our family where never failed to being me to tears.It made my performance more real. On one of her trips to Britain ,Gaye brought me back a lovely Harrods bag from London , which I use as my PLAY bag ( many of you have seen me with it)which I take to the theatre when I have a role. I will think of you fondly every time I use it ( this coming week as a matter of fact). Thanks Gaye. There is a emptiness in our theatre world tonight where you used to be....we all love you so much..your radiant smile and cheer will be so greatly missed. ~ Raymond Douglas Hatton
The world lost a wonderful soul, today. RIP Gaye. You have been one of my largest theatrical inspirations. ~ Parker Thompson
Gaye was so kind, and enthusiastic and playful. She was just a lovely lady! Rest in peace... ~ Colleen Byberg
...Gaye was an amazing actress, made me verklempt every night with her monologue, but off stage she was even better. Her positive, encouraging spirit will always be remembered. ~ Patricia Schmidt Braun
...Thank you for your kindness and playfulness. I just looked at the "Murder on the Rerun" program yesterday. This has so caught me... what a hole you have left here. Your energy, brilliance. Hoping you share it and have a blast up there in Heaven. You are in good company. Love, Nikki ~ Nikki Bryce
Five years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Gaye LePage in Romeo and Juliet with the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. She was cast as the Nurse to Juliet, and she was always the professional. She knew when it was time to joke and laugh with the rest of the cast and crew and she knew when it was time to settle down and get at it. As the Nurse, she was a riot. Every scene she was in, she not only made the audience laugh, but the rest of us backstage laugh too, and we would stifle ourselves trying not to ruin the scene. Offstage, she was professional, but she was also very kind and outgoing. She would talk to everyone on the set, regardless of who was who. I got to know her somewhat well and I thoroughly enjoyed being in her company. It was six months of rehearsals, performances with a lot of laughs and fun in between. Unfortunately, after the last performance of Romeo and Juliet, time took its toll and we lost touch with each other. My memories of Gaye are nothing but happy and joyful. She was, and will always be, a lady. I will miss you Gaye. Rest in Peace. ~ Jamie Healy
Today we lost a gentle soul in Gaye LePage. A good friend and a wonderful actress, she truly made the world a little bit lighter. You will be missed, Gaye. I'm happy to have had the privilege of knowing you and working with you and making memories together. ~ Nathanael Vass
I know you're brightening up the 'waiting room' dear Gaye LePage. Your talent, friendship, and zest for life will be missed. ~ Sharon Kilback
You will be missed Dear Gaye. I can't believe you're gone - still in shock! You were he best scene partner ever at all those many workshops we shared together. ~ Helen Embury
Such a beautiful and talented person. The theatre community has lost one of its brightest stars today. You will be greatly missed Gaye LePage. I feel privileged to have known you and to have worked on so many projects together. Rest in peace my friend. ~ Claire Bays Pinkett
The night sky will be brighter now, another light has risen.
But then, you've always been a star!
Blessed to have known you, rest well dear lady, xo ~ Angela Bell