On Tuesday April 20,2 004 Gus Downe of Calgary loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 75 years. Gus is survived by his loving wife of forty-seven years, Audrey; sons, Dan (Wendy), Steve (Julie) and Michael; and five grandchildren, Danielle, Cassandra, Quinton, Coleman, and Tristan.
Gus was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI. He moved to Calgary in 1951 to pursue his career as an accountant. Gus retired from Channel 7 Television in 1993, after working there as Vice President of Finance for twenty-two years. Gus was an active member of the Kinsman Club and later the K-40 Club of Calgary. He was also an avid sportsman who enjoyed his retirement years playing golf, curling, skating, and skiing. Gus passed on his love of sports to his sons and grandchildren, whom he took pride in coaching and being their number 1 Fan. He had a passion for gardening and spent many summer days tending to his meticulous yard and flowers. Gus was a quiet and gentle man who will be remembered for his compassion, integrity and honesty. He loved to spend “happy times” with his family and friends.
To celebrate Gus’ life, his family wishes to extend an invitation to a Memorial Service at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 2:30 P.M. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944-2433. The Downe family would like to thank the doctors at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and two nurses, Irene and Paula of Palliative Care Home Program, for all their kindness and the care Gus received.
In living memory of Gus Downe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences