In Memory of



Obituary for August Gelhorn

August Gelhorn
January 1st, 1931 – January 16th, 2024

Peacefully, with family by his side, August passed away Tuesday January 16th, 2024, at Maples Personal Care Home.

August, to his friends and family otherwise known as “Gus” was born in Winnipeg, where he completed his high school diploma. He was employed at Archibald Brokerage, and later U.G.G. until he retired.

Gus met the love of his life June, in Rennie MB, through his sister Lucy and June’s brother Joe. Apparently, he needed a “Boot in the Ass” to get the courtship going from sister-in-law Martha. They were married November 26th, 1960. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage, raised their two children and were actively involved with their two grandchildren.

Friday nights were spent bowling at the German Club with the boys. He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church and took great pride serving as a lifelong choir member until its closing. He enjoyed an active social life, partying with friends and family.

He was a gifted artist doing many oil paintings, cards, and carvings. He had the competitive Gelhorn spirit! Loved playing Cribbage and teaching it to his grandchildren as well as bingo and chess.

In his later years enjoyed winter vacations to Mexico, Hawaii and Cuba. He will be forever missed by daughter Kris (Bill) and son Kent (Dianne) and grandchildren Selena and Dayton.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Maples Care Home One West Wing for the wonderful care and attention provided to dad. It truly felt like home to him.

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