Ouellet, Joseph Gaston “Gus”

OUELLET, GUS webDecember 2, 1944 – April 14, 2014
at the age of 69 years

 Memorial service:  Sicamous Bible Church, corner of Hwy 97A and Kappel St.,  2pm,  Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Gus “Joseph Gaston” Ouellet passed away on April 14th 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 New Yorker 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.

In lieu of flowers, donations accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.



  1. Our sincere condolances for your loss. Jim, Joanne & Erin Edwards and Bob and Linden Passmore

  2. Verna, thanks for our little visit on Friday. Sorry we missed you at Albert’s funeral but I think you spoke to one of our son’s. We drove around to the church afterwards, but everyone had gone. We have such happy, fond memories of our little group dinners out before you left for Arizona. Eric especially, has lots and lots of funny happy memories working with Gus for 27 years at the mill. Your life will be forever different now, but please know you have us standing beside you through your heartache. Call anytime. Love and hugs to you and your family. Eric and Brenda Kilberg

  3. Verna, Annica and Greg sorry to hear about your loss, the Morrison family is thinking of you at this time and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of your sudden and tragic loss. May God be with you as you go through this difficult. Any may you always treasures the fond memories of Gus and your lives together. God bless you.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our prayers are with you. Gus will be greatly missed.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to Verna, Annica and family, Greg and family, and all the brothers and sisters. Gus will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Lots of good times together.

  7. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you.

  8. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We consider Gus a friend and one of the most honest, friendly and kind people we have ever met. We will miss seeing him through the summers we spend in the Shuswap.

  9. My deepest sympathies to all his family and friends. May his smile carry you through the heartache.

  10. Aunt Verna, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Uncle Gus as a fun-loving man and always smiling. Love to you and yours.

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