Official Obituary of

Elijah (Elige) Bourne

February 26, 2024

Elijah (Elige) Bourne Obituary


Elige passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2024 at the age of 74 years.

Elige was born in Magrath on July 11, 1949 to Mahlon and Evelyn Bourne, the 10th of 14 children. He is survived by his children, Jodi, Jacquie, Jaimie Leigh, EJ, Justin and Michaela. He is also survived by his siblings, Don, Neil, Connie, Clark, Monte, Leonard and Bessie.

Elige’s greatest passion in life were the horses. He started his career out as a jockey. He was known as the “King of the Bush”. He had a very competitive spirit and always wanted to win. After his days of being a jockey were over, Elige took up horse training. The best horse he ever trained was Shimshine – his pride and joy. During his career as a trainer, his horses earned just short of $2.5 million. The Horses were his life.

“May all your horses be winners!!”

A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery on Tuesday March 5, 2024 at 11:00am.

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Graveside Service
March 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Magrath Cemetery
Highway 62 South of Magrath
Magrath, AB T0K 1J0


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