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Augustin (Gus) Naef  passed away at his home in Hermance, Switzerland on October 2.  He was 93 years old.  Gus spent much of his life here in the Shuswap: in 1948 he moved from his home in Switzerland to live and work here on a family farm (Bastion Ranch).  It was in Canada that Gus married the love of his life, Renee.  Together with his step-son, Eddy Miege, he logged and farmed and built lifelong friendships with many people from the Salmon Arm area. Gus will be remembered for his happy nature, humour, and generosity.  He enjoyed the simple life of farming and yet had a complex and deep understanding of human nature.  He is survived here by nieces and nephews (Fleur de Lys), daughter in law Betty Miege, and grand-children and great-grandchildren.  He is loved and missed.  There will be a luncheon at his home on Bastion Ranch for Gus’s friends that wish to get together to reminisce about the times they had together.  Contact David at 250-833-5081 for a date and time.

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