Born in Prince George, B.C., August 18, 1925, August (Gus) grew up living in Prince George and Burnaby. In 1948 married Anita and moved to Surrey and worked in construction building homes in the lower mainland. In 1965 the family moved to Port alice B.C. where Gus worked for Dawson Construction building homes, and later went to work in the Pulp Mill. In 1972 August moved to Quesnel to work for Cariboo Pulp and eventually worked for the Cariboo Regional District as Building Inspector for 16 years before retiring. After retiring Gus spent many hours in his workshop on projects. People would remember Gus as a regular vendor of woodcrafts at the Quesnel Farmer’s Market. The largest projects constructed in the workshop that Gus worked on were two cedar strip canoes. The latest one was finished in June 2014.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Anita of 66 years, son David (Barb), daughters; Julie (Keith), Janice (Rene), grandchildren; Greg, Tanya, Lisa, Nikki and Andrew great- grandchildren; Kaydence, Jordyn, Jaydyn, Logan, Luke and Ava, brother Alfred (Ros), sister-in- law Joanne (Will) along with several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his sister Clarice and son Randy.
Thank you to Dr. Dercksen, Dr. Aziz and all the nurses on third floor for the amazing care given to Gus and compassion given to our family during Gus’s stay at G.R. Baker.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to a charity of your choice in August Schaub’s memory, or to the G.R. Baker Hospital Auxiliary.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.