Gus passed away peacefully at the F. W. Green Memorial Home in Cranbrook on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 86 years of age.
Gus was born on March 8, 1929 in the Ukraine. He was a very friendly, kind man. Gus loved the outdoors and his son’s remember the great times they had with him fishing and playing ball when they were young. Our family still talks about the trip to Disney Land in 1969 when Gus drove the holiday trailer to California – a very special time for us all!
Gus worked as an underground miner at Cominco in Kimberley for over 45 years and was awarded the Governor Generals Award for Bravery for helping save a man when an ore chute collapsed.
Gus is survived by his two sons Dale (Kathy) and Murray, his former wife Martha , three grandchildren and his brother Wally (Lilly). He was predeceased by his two brothers Sam and Tony.
A celebration of life for Gus will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook. Gus will be interred in Westlawn Cemetery following the service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Gus may do so to the: Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, Okanagan/Kootenays Area Office, #4, 1551 – Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9.