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GAUTHIER, Joseph Leon Gaston (Gus)

GAUTHIER, Joseph Leon Gaston (Gus)

Joseph Leon Gaston (Gus) Gauthier completed his life's journey on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at the age of 79 at his home in the arms of his partner, Bev Kalmakoff.

He was born in Sturgeon Falls Ontario on May 13th, 1938. He lived and worked in that area and in Windsor On. He then moved to Duncan, BC and then to Kelowna.

He was a proud union member of IUOE local 793. He loved vehicles of all kinds and the smells of oil and gasoline and diesel. He took pride in his ability to diagnose and fix problems. His idea of a holiday involved the driving, not the destination and he travelled the roads of BC, Alaska, Arizona, Texas, and the Trans Canada Highway to name a few. He was happiest when his tires were rolling. Over his lifetime he owned many cars, trucks and RV's. His favourite was a black 1956 Cadillac convertible. He leaves behind his last project, a 1976 Mustang II.

He was unique. He was special. He did it "his way". He was one of a kind.

Condolence Messages
  • Jun 21, 2017
    Lots of love to you Bev and your families. So glad we had Gus' help and company filling sandbags last month during the flood.
    Deb Helf
  • Jun 21, 2017
    Bev, I was so sorry to read of Gus's passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Shirley Enright