Gus Schmid - VE5SPI-SK


Auguste (Gus) Edward Schmid

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Auguste;
he died suddenly at home December 28th, 2011. Auguste was born in Niagara Falls
and went to Lakehead University in Thunder Bay where he earned a diploma in
Forest Technology. In 1971 he joined the RCMP and specialized in the area of
electronic surveillance, where he became a respected expert in this field. Auguste
proudly served his community for 32 years in the RCMP, retiring in 2003. In 2009
he returned to law enforcement with the Saskatoon Police Service, where he served
until his death. Auguste loved police work and served his community with pride and integrity.
He made an important difference that will be remembered. Auguste was a devout family
man, and he was immensely proud of his wife and children. He encouraged and supported
them in everything they did. He lived his life with true integrity and loved his family with
every ounce he had. He was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa. He will be lovingly
remembered by his wife Lorraine Schmid and his children, Jonathan (Victoria),
David (Jennifer), Heidi (Charles) and his precious granddaughter Laihlah. Auguste was
the oldest of eight children and is predeceased by his father, Auguste Schmid, and
survived by his mother L. Charlotte Schmid, and his siblings Dan, Roger (Cheryl),
Michael (Therese), Leigh (Karin), Suzanne (Kevin), Glenn (Lisa) and Charlotte (Craig);
and dozens of nieces and nephews. Auguste loved Amateur Radio and was an avid Ham.
He was a longstanding member of the Saskatoon Amateur Radio club and loved
tracking weather balloons, and his Saturday morning breakfasts with his radio buddies.
He will be missed by many. A Memorial Service to celebrate Auguste's life will be held
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, 1:00 pm at Knox United Church, 838 Spadina Cres. East Saskatoon, Sk.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.