Gus “Joseph Gaston” Ouellet

Gus "Joseph Gaston" Ouellet

Gus passed away on April 14th at the age of 69 years, with his work boots on and as always, on the go.

Gus was born on December 2,1944 to Amedee (1912 to 1984) and Eva (1913 to 1999) Ouellet at the family farm in La Corey, Alberta. He was also predeceased by brothers Jean-Noel, Gregoire, Joseph and sisters Ginette, Marie.

Gus is survived by his loving wife Verna of 45 years, their children Annica (Peyton, Cheyenne, Alexander), Gregoire and daughter in-law Trina (Nicholas), his brothers Jess (Marie), Gary (Julliet), Gilles (Marylyn), Reno, Mario (Darlene), and sisters Gheslain (Charles), Gaetane (Raymond), Georgette (Paul), Gloria (Andre), Gemma (Alan), Rachel (Mike), many nieces and nephews, friends and of course his dog Laddie.

Gus married Verna after a short courtship that was initiated when she jumped out in front of his 64 NewYorker and thankfully was successful in flagging him down. From that point they were destined to experience life’s many adventures together as one.

Gus attended college in St-Boniface, worked in the Thompson Mines, the logging industry in Hinton Alberta and Malakwa British Columbia, and a short stint back to his farming roots driving a combine. Upon semi-retirement (no one could ever slow him down) when not living as a Snow Bird he and Verna were immersed in the lives of their loving grandchildren as well as their family and friends. Gus will be remembered as a devoted husband, caring father and Bubby, an avid gardner, amateur boxer, fisherman, pilot, straight shooter, hard worker and by most a loyal friend.

A memorial service at the Sicamous Bible Church on the corner of Hwy 97A and Kappel St will occur at 2pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Gus’ obituary at

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