Sirois, “Gus” Joseph Laurent Gaston

SIROIS WFebruary 17, 1926 – March 10, 2015
at the age of 89 years

Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, April 4 at 3pm at the Sicamous Legion

     Sadly, Gus passed away on March 10, 2015 at the age of 89 years.
     A young adventurer from Quebec, Gus hopped a freight train heading west, looking for work among other things.  For many years he worked in the logging industry around the Arrow Lakes, Nakusp, Revelstoke, and the Sicamous area where he and his wife Clara settled 50 years ago.  
     Gus was a man of many interests.   He loved to fly, so did Clara, and they
travelled far and wide in their own airplane.  He loved to drive a truck, and
he continued to drive a water truck up in the oil patch until he was in his
80’s.  Another thing he loved was the sun and he spent many a season
under the Arizona skies enjoying the company of friends.

   Gus is predeceased by his wife Clara (2004) and is survived by his friend and partner Lucy.
     We would like old friends and family to get together and bring their stories about Gus’ happy and colorful life.  A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, April 4 at 3pm at the Sicamous Legion hall upstairs (use back entrance), 322 Main Street, Sicamous, V0E 2V0.
     In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to the Sicamous 
Legion, Branch 99 or the charity of your choice.

9 Comments

  1. Uncle Gus you gave me a lot of great childhood memories. The smell of cedar, diesel, cold beer on a hot day and BBQ coals remind me of you. Thank you so much for being such a great uncle!
    xoxoxo

  2. Toutes mes condoléances à ceux et celles qui étaient très proches de mon oncle. Je l’aimais beaucoup sans le voir souvent. Je demeure au 5-18 rue des Vinaigriers, Rivière-du-Loup (G5R 5L6), Province de Québec, Canada autrefois à St-Éleuthère devenu Pohénégamook. C’était un oncle très proche des gens. Il était toujours de bonne humeur et j’aimais lorsqu’il racontait des histoires sur sa vie. Je pense beaucoup à vous que je ne connais pas. Bon courage. Mon oncle est maintenant en paix.

  3. Uncle Gus may you soar higher than you have ever flown and be free and at peace. So happy we had some time in the last few years. You are missed and loved but we know you are in a happier place without pain. Many great memories will keep you in our hearts forever.

  4. Dearest Brother Gus. You are loved and greatly missed but I know you are in a peaceful place without suffering. You are always in my heart.

  5. I miss you my brother we had some good time together we had some laugh a lot of the time hope you rest in peace I love you very much I will miss your singing you had such a great voice I will never forget you your sister Roberte

  6. Toute la famille de sa sœur Marie-Laure (décédée) et de Camille Lebel son époux (décédé) de Pohénégamook (anciennement St-Éleuthère) province de Québec vous offrent leurs sympathies. Nous pensons beaucoup à vous Lucy qui êtes venue chez-nous (Johanne et Alain) à Pohénégamook et à tous ceux qui l’aimaient. Famille de Marie-Laure et Camille : Ghislaine, Gilles (décédé), Huguette, Lauréat, Carol, René et moi Johanne sa filleule).

  7. You will always be fondly remembered for your kindness, your big heart, your smile and the cool stuff we did when we were visiting. Love you and miss you.

  8. Uncle Gus,
    I remember the boat rides you and Clara took us on. Bobbie the poddle used to jump out of the boat at the sight of any bird or duck. The places we used to go and see were amazing! We got stuck in the mud once in the boat! But we made it be. I loved you then, as I love you now. May you rest in peace,
    Love you
    Tara Kur

  9. Dearest Uncle Gus .. My fondest childhood memories are summers in Sicamous . Swimming at the lake ,taking the boat out and bbqs . I will never forget the summers I spent with you Clara and Bobby . Love and miss you very much . Love Caroline .

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