Mr. Gus Schlamp passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at the Cypress Regional Hospital on September 15, 2020.
He was born on February 25 ,1938 near Rosenhof into a family of what would be 13 siblings.
He married Marge Kroeker, with whom he raised three sons, on September 18, 1960, and they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage just two days ago. Together, hard work, integrity and Godly values were the building blocks of what would be our home. This home also shone as a lighthouse to all those around them.
His workday started early each day with farm work, then a day job for eight hours before returning to complete more farm chores. After this, if the need arose he still had energy for his family, brothers, or neighbours and community.
During his working career, Gus wore many different hats. He began at the CPR, then the cindercrete plant, followed by home construction with some of his brothers, and finally retired from a school division maintenance position. He hung up all of these hats in 2003 and sold the home farm in 2009 to move along with his wife to Swift Current where he lived until his passing. Even after his retirement however he continued to help his sons and their families with their building, farming, or other endeavors.
Gus was a quiet, reserved man and had less value for words and being heard than he did for listening and caring for others. His actions spoke volumes of his love and dedication to his family, others and the Lord.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Dave and Jack, one sister, Minnie and numerous in laws.
He is survived by his wife Marge, son‘s Jake (Tammy, grandson’s Aaron and Nick), Kalvin and Ron (Shannon, grandchildren Olivia and Jacob).
The Funeral Service for Gus Schlamp was held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm from Trailview Alliance Church, Swift Current, SK with Pastor Mike Smart officiating. The obituary was read by Cornelia Funk. Tributes were given by Jake Schlamp, Kalvin Schlamp, Ron Schlamp, Aaron Schlamp, Nicholas Schlamp, and Bill Schlamp. The ushers in the church were Robert Schlamp and Ben Banman.
The Interment Service was held from the Chortitz Cemetery, Chortitz, SK with John Kehler officiating. Gus’ children, Jake (Tammy) Schlamp, Kalvin Schlamp, Ron Schlamp, and Shannon Schlamp, and grandsons, Nicholas Schlamp and Aaron Schlamp served as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Gus’ siblings and in-laws.
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