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Gus Hemke

Born: Sat., Jun. 26, 1920
Died: Thu., May 24, 2012


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Gustave Oscar Hemke
                 Born June 26,1920 in Beechy Saskatchewan
                 Died May 24, 2012 in  Consort Alberta He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, daughter Judy, son Keith (Jane). Grandchildren Trevor (Bridget), Michelle (Dustin), Sarah and David. Great Grandchildren Miya, Ayva, Skye, and Jaxx. He was pre-deceased by his 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
Gus was born in Beechy to John and Julia Hemke where his family had homesteaded. When he was seventeen the family moved to Idamay (SW of Consort) where they farmed. Gus spent the rest of his life in the Consort area. Here he met and married his wife Shirley (Redel)and sharing their lives for 64 years.
Gus was a quiet man with strong integrity. His two two greatest joys were his family and his many friends met through square dancing.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.
Funeral services were held at Knox United Church, Consort, Alberta on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Pauline Bell officiating.  Tributes were given by Keith Hemke and Ben and Shirley Klumpenhower presented their gift of music.  Lori Ference played for the service.  Private interment was held at Lakeroad Cemetery with Trevor Smith as Urn Bearer.  Family and friends gathered in the Lower Hall for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by Knox U.C.W.  Memorial donations may be made to Knox United Church Memorial Fund or to Association of Consort and District Seniors.  Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com

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