BRYCE, Gage Richard, age 15 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 28, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 30, 2001 to his lifelong best friend, Donald and Melanie (Bird) Bryce in Saginaw, Michigan. Gage had a great love for University of Michigan sports and basketball. He could often be found in the driveway shooting hoops. Gage was a man of few words but touched so many people with his actions and attitude towards life. He was well known for his angelic smile and witty sense of humor. So many words could be use to describe Gage but some of the best are brave, selfless, giving, thoughtful, humble and kind.
Along with his parents Gage is survived by his sister, Madison; grandparents, Don and Delma Bryce; aunts and uncles, Sean (Renee) Bryce, Tammy (Bob) Weisbarth, Marianne Bird, Doug (Pam) Bird, Joe (Julie) Ott, Judy (Joe) Galonska, Larry (Cathy) Ott and Charles Whaley; Cousins, Justin (Erin) Bird, MacKenzie Bird, Nichole (Corey) Garstecki, Drew Weisbarth (Emily), and Gavin and Chloe Bryce; and many other special friends and family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Cheri Bird.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Charles High School gymnasium. Pastor Jason Baldwin will officiate. The family will greet friends on Friday, December 1 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. at the high school and again on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, St. Charles Athletic Association in honor of Gage's love for basketball, or Swan Valley Pay It Forward.
The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to St. Charles and the surrounding communities for their tremendous amount of love and support during these difficult times. A special thanks also goes out to Dr. Rajen Mody, Rhonda McDougall N.P., Dr. Gregory Yanik and the amazing staff at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for their care, compassion and love for our son.