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August 19, 2013
When the man upstairs calls, there is no fighting it. I know, because Augie was a fighter. He was put on this earth for a reason and those of you of first nation background had someone to emulate and lead. We humble actors saw a man with little education take scripts he could barely read and create powerful characters over and over again. He was a mentor to the young and old of the first nation and to actors just starting out. Augie was one of the few men who constantly gave, paying it forward and expecting nothing in return. What he got was a legion of loyal followers and friends. Joan, I know you gave up your career to raise the girls and guide Augie's so I wish you only sweet memories and may the pain of his loss quickly subside. Sophie, Reena and Joanna I hope the pain from his loss leaves quickly as you all made him a very proud father and he was actually happy the chain of just girls ended when he got a grandson, although he loved them equally. The man upstairs has bigger plans for Augie and he knows he can count on Cookie to carry it through, so even though he will be oh so missed down here, I know he is doing a gig upstairs and the next time a bird does a nono on your head, remember,it might be Augie saying, "Don't forget, I am watching you!!!" We all shared some good times together and I felt that Augie was my brother from the first time he teased me for wearing a navy blazer at National Theatre School in the tombs of Place Des Artes that October morning in 1963. I never wore it again. "Til we meet again Schellenberg and I promise to wear something else you can tease me about, maybe my Texas hat. Ladies, grandson and husbands, or significant others my sincere condolences.
Uncle Al
August 19, 2013
I always remember Joanna telling me when we were just kids what a great mother she has in Joan, stepping back from the limelight and focusing on being a mom so Augie could do his thing. I acknowledged that day how lucky she was to have the blessing of two loving and dedicated parents, whose generous spirit will always continue to guide you.
From my family to yours, wishing you peace and long life.

Love,
Hadley and family
August 19, 2013
God bless you
August 19, 2013
The 'White' family in little Bowmanville, Ontario sends our thoughts and prayers all the way to Texas. May you be remember for all the great things you've ever accomplished and may you light up our world every time your voice is heard. We will all miss you uncle Augie ?
August 19, 2013
Dear Joan, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this time. It was really nice to have seen you and August last summer. Don't forget while we have lost a brilliant, wonderful man on earth......heaven has gained a brilliant wonderful angel.
God bless you and the girls
-Polowy family (Winnipeg, Canada)
August 19, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort. Cousin Marie and family
August 19, 2013
Dear Joan and Family,
Personally and on behalf of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas, we send our condolences and hope that you will be comforted at this difficult time. We were honored to have August and your family as members of our community for many years. He will be missed by us all and may he rest in peace.
Vichnaya Pamyat (Memory Eternal)!
August 19, 2013
From a huge fan, watched all the movies he starred in. Terrific actor and will be missed by all his fans in Virginia. God bless to the family and my prayers goes out to you.
August 19, 2013
Goodbye August, I know you will do well in the next chapter of your journey. A remarkable career, a remarkable life. You really did set the bar high not just for the natives of north America, but for us all.

Our family knew August as his nick name Cookie, not many knew this over the years from my understanding, but when in conversation and talking about August with family about 35 years ago that's what everyone knew him by. August lived next door after his first marriage with his first daughter Sophie, where my Grandparents Marcel and Francis Roger would take her in and take care of her when August had to travel for work. Sophie became family, and so did August.

In one meeting about 10 years ago I had run into August and his wife Joan. At this point I went to say hi, and when he realised who I was, he turned to his wife Joan and even though I was in my mid 30's and standing around some of the greatest Native talent at the BBQ for the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, she did not hold back saying she remembered me as a toddler and changing my diapers..

The last time was 2 years ago I bumped into August and Joan at the TIFF building, during the film festival, and the 3 of us went to lunch across the street were we played catch up on life, and discussing how he was up for a role in The Lone Ranger.

He will be missed...
P.S. August you should had gotten the role in the Lone Ranger!!

Paris Roger, grandson to Marcel and son to Robert (Montreal/Toronto)
August 19, 2013
Dear Joan & Family...you are in our thoughts here in Stratford. Well we remember Auggie with smiles in our hearts from social times and joys in our minds from performances. This may be a Canadian metaphor but it's been important to us both when we've had family losses, so we share it with you: God gave us memory so that we may have roses in winters! Andrey T. and John M., Stratford, Canada.

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