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Gus (August) DION

December 28, 1940 - May 3, 2019


On May 3, 2019 Mr. August “Gus” Dion of Kehewin passed away at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Susan; sons & daughters, Kevin (Shelley), Edward (Colleen), Karen (Dean), Michelle (Mike), Kenneth & Jodi; adopted sons, Keith Kowerchuk (Cassandra) & Melvin Abraham (Barbara); foster son, Trevor Badger; grandchildren (Mosōm), Kevin, Kyle (Tanya), Skyla (Dylan), Coral, Andee, Levi, Chloe, Bailey, Tanner, Tanisha & Cameron; great-grandchildren (Cāpān), Alyssa, Nathan, Elora-May, Sawyer & Gabriel; sisters, Irene Dion Martineau, Cecile (Raymond) Dion & Helen Dion; numerous nieces & nephews. Gus was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gustave & Marie Dion; maternal grandparents, Albert & Philomene Collins; parents, Alphonse & Maggie Dion; sister, Hazel DeCorby; grandson, Nathan T. Tingey; nephew, Wade Allan Dion; in-laws, Vernon & Alice Makokis; 3 brothers-in-law. A Wake will be held on Sunday (leaving Grace Gardens at 3:00 p.m.) & Monday, May 5 & 6 at Kehewin Community Education Centre Gym, Kehewin. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Kehewin Community Education Centre Gym, Kehewin. Reverend Father Raldy Jhack Diaz will be the celebrant, with interment in Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kehewin. If desired, donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Levina Ewasiuk
Relation: Friend

Condolences to you and your family, Sue. My thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏🏻🙏🏻

From: Byron and Lenore Fester
Relation: A friend we met while living in Kehewin.

Dear Sue and Family: We want to send our condolences and prayers to you and all the
family. Gus was a dear friend to us and supported us during our time at Kehewin. May God give you comfort during this time of loss and sorrow. We are hopeful that he is with the Lord he loved.

From: Gloria Grekul

So sorry for your loss, Sue and family. May the happy memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.

From: Lise Bussiere
Relation: Known while nursing in Elk Point

Mrs.Dion (Susan) my deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones

From: Duane and Eva Mcdonald
Relation: Family

Sorry we couldn’t make it. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Be at peace for Gus was a man of God.

From: Nav Atwal
Relation: I am a friend and former colleague to Gus' daughter Karen.

I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Karen and her entire family. Sue..I am thinking of you of course as well. You folks have a wonderful family and I am sure that with everyone’s mutual support, you will all get through this in a loving fashion. Much love! Nav

From: Marie Lakusta
Relation: Friend

My sincere condolences to Susan and family

From: Jim Hawkins and Sheila Thompson
Relation: Friend and neighbour

Our sincere condolences to Sue and the rest of the Dion family. We will always remember Gus as a wonderful musician and as a young athlete. He had a very calm, peaceful nature and we shared with him an enjoyment of CBC Radio.

From: Margaret white
Relation: Friend

Susan, my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Gus.

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
May 5, 2019
Beginning at 3:00pm

Kehewin Community Education Centre Gym

Kehewin, AB Canada

Procession leaves Grace Gardens on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Kehewin, AB Canada

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
May 7, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

Kehewin Community Education Centre Gym

Kehewin, AB Canada

Kehewin, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul AB  T0A 3A1.

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