June 29, 1932 – July 29, 2010
Augustine Albert Schneider, beloved husband of Anne Marie, passed away on July 29, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Gus leaves to mourn his passing his wife of fifty years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory (Teresa) and Geofrey (Kelly); three grandchildren, Branson, Brookelyn and Clay; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is also survived by three sisters, Angeline, Maria and Marcella; and his brother Edward. He was predeceased by his parents Theresia and Johannes; sister Antonia; brothers, Nicholas, Peter, Bernard, Jacob, John, and Paul.
Gus was born in Saskatchewan on a farm near Cactus Lake where he learned the values of frugality and hard work at an early age. He was a tireless worker, never one to be idle. His greatest passions were his children and especially his grandchildren. He made every effort to stay involved in their lives whenever possible and especially enjoyed spending time outdoors. Gus had many hobbies – gardening, growing roses, carpentry, making wine and a love for sports and fishing.
We love you and we’ll miss you! You taught us never to quit.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W. – Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email email@example.com. The family wishes to thank all his health care providers who touched our lives with kindness, compassion and caring, helping to ease his struggle with cancer. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Preventous, Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, Carewest – Sarcee Hospice, Home Care and Comcare Health.
In living memory of Gus Schneider, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences