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July 13, 2014
To a wonderful actor husband and grandfather~ Your words of love and spirit live on in your family~! R.I.P. Auggy~!
May 30, 2014
May heaven and earth meet to take you home, to see the Great Creator. Thank you for leaving us with memorable film roles, which were beautifully portrayed by a Native American. May prayers, blessings,and love continue to wrap your family from this loss. Rest in Peace August Schellenberg, you will be missed.
November 22, 2013
My greatest day in my Metis years was to meet Mr. Schellenberg and his wife in a small community in Thessalon Ont. Canada in 2004. We shared great laughs together and shared stories. Auggie was truly a great Metis. To his family we the Meilleur family,Metis from Sudbury and the Metis Nation of Ontario send our deepest sympathy . Our prayers are with you. Sorry for the late response as I just heard about his passing today.

Sincerely Metis Rick Meilleur
August 26, 2013
I used to dance Ballet with Renee in Toronto. One of my earliest memories is seeing Mr. Schellenberg on occasion. I thoroughly enjoyed watching his work on the screen. he was/is an amazing and inspiring actor.

Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Be Well and take care

Laura Taylor and family
August 23, 2013
To the Schellenberg family...My thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a great man who gave respect to all Native American rolls. May The Great Spirit watch over him, as he journeys to be with Mother Earth. I will miss him greatly.
August 22, 2013
RIP GBU ALL TO THE FAMILY ....
August 21, 2013
Mr. Schellenberg was a wonderful actor who will be greatly missed. We pray for God's peace and comfort to his family.
August 21, 2013
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Only God can comfort a heart distraught from the loss of a loved one. May God be with the Schellenberg family and friends. Psalms 55:22
August 21, 2013
Joan and girls, we are very sorry to hear of Augie's passing. He was a great actor but more importantly a great famiy man. We were lucky to know him and all of your family from the early days in Toronto. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you at this time. Sincerely, Peter and Betty Homenuck and family.
August 20, 2013
When I read that he had passed, my first words were, "No! Not him!" because I had seen him in soooo many movies over the years and he brought such presence to everything he acted in. May he rest in peace.
August 20, 2013
Dear Schellenberg family,
RIP August Schellenberg. My deepest condolences, my deepest sympathy goes out to his family, friends. You will live on in your family hearts forever. My prayers goes out to his family. May god be with the family, friends. He has touched so many peoples lives that he will never be forgotten. He will be missed by all his fans. We will wish his family, friends comfort, peace. May god bless you, your family in this time of sorrow. I have watch his free willy movies too, he was a great actor too, I will miss him too. May god bless his family in their time of sorrow, may their lives go on, never forget your husband, father, always remember him too.
with sympathy, from Laura Becker one his biggest fans.
August 20, 2013
August, I am going to miss seeing you. It was always a pleasure you bringing your civic hybrid to me to have it serviced. My prayers to your family. Rest in peace. Jeff
August 20, 2013
Dear Joan, Joanna, Miranda, and Augie's beloved family. We have just heard of Augie's passing and wanted to say that our hearts and prayers are with you. I had the joy of witnessing the wonderful impression he made on young actors, describing his choices and teaching them what is truly important in this art of ours. I will always treasure this memory. He lived a meaningful life, and his light shines on through you. God bless him, and God bless you.
August 19, 2013
We where very sadden to hear of August's passing today. He was Miranda's grandpa when I saw him at St Bernard and other activities. Miranda's was blessed with a great, involved, grandfather and I know the entire family will miss him. I have a great picture taken of them at field day and I will send along in a private email. The Knuth family sends out our condolences to the entire Schellenberg family.
August 19, 2013
Dear Joan,
We were profoundly saddened to learn of Augie's death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. May your happy memories of your wonderful and talented husband and the love and support of your family and friends provide comfort and strength in the coming days. May his memory be eternal. Vichnaya Pam'yat.
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.
August 19, 2013
May God bless your family in this need. Great actor. you will be miss.
August 19, 2013
You will be missed. Joan and family, thank you for sharing Augie with me and my family for all these years. With love and blessings. God Speed Augie. God Speed.
August 19, 2013

To August's Family and Friends,
“May God bless you and assign peace to you.” (Numbers 6:24,26).
Please accept my condolences.
August 19, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Schellenberg family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

From your San Antonio family:

The Relfs
August 19, 2013
Rest Well August, you are home with Creator. Miigwetch for sharing your talent with us.
August 19, 2013
August will be sorely missed My family always looked forward to watching him in the movies, he was so great at relating this to people
August 19, 2013
From a fan to the family
Be blessed my prayers are with you sorry for the lost
August 19, 2013
R.I.P. - Always a memorable performance by a humble man.
August 19, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Schellenberg family. May the God of comfort bring comfort to you during this time.
August 19, 2013
I will always remember him as a gentle man in Free Willy..he will be missed deeply. My prayers go out to his family..Now you hold on to your memories of him forever.
August 19, 2013
Great actor, I loved watching his movies and to hear his voice. Rest in peace.
August 18, 2013
Augie may have been a great actor but his real claim to fame was his barbequed ribs. He brought a little piece of Texas to our backyard in Streetsville. Linda & Robert
August 18, 2013
You were an amazing man!my god bless ur family!
August 18, 2013
R.I.P. my dear friend we will meet again. GOD bless you .
August 18, 2013
Oh the memories..first days at NTS..the nervous excitment of it all..first read thru of Romeo and Juliet with Eddie Gilbert...listening to Auggie and Jimmy mangle Shakespeare!! The rest of us wanted to crawl under our chairs in embarrasement. Who let them into acting school?? Who ever saw a Lear or Cyrano coming from these two boys...not me!! Dance classes with Jeff Macdonald..Auggie and Jimmy wearing tights...The Peel Pub!!! Our Improv classes..hilarious and sidesplitingly funny...Poor Bitos; Awake and Sing..Graduation..and thru it all, Auggie's laughter..joyous, infectious, tears running down, having to leave rehearsals till he got in control. Oh Auggie I can still hear you laughing..Is Somebody up there Sneezing?? Good bye beloved old friend. Always remembered, never forgotten.
Mary and Jimmy Blendick
Stratford, Canada
August 18, 2013
Sorry that we have lost August, he will be remembered for a long time to come.
August 18, 2013
he was a very good actor we have all free willy movies.you will be missed.
August 18, 2013
August 18, 2013
Sad ,I had just become an admirer of him and wanted to see more. He moved me with his portrayal of the American Indian hero Sitting Bull. LC Clyde
August 18, 2013
"Augie, i called our good buddy Professor Eddy Nurse, and he said, you mean "Cookie" ..I said ya ,didn't you see him on the tube...Eddy says, Augie knew you as " Rocket" because you couldn't skate..What a blow, that was a big shock to me....because i could go on and on about the good times we had...He used to tell me about when he worked with Chuck Norris and Carl Whitters (Apollo Creed) from Rocky....His big movie was " Bury my heart at wounded knee" at the time...I told him that might help you turn the corner to be a major box office. He used to talk with me about Percy Rodrigues who did the trailer for the movie " Jaws ". On another occasion, Percy became good friends with Sydney Poitier and gave him voice lessons. Cookie you kept telling me to come down to Dallas and spend some time with you because you knew i was involved in helping student athletes obtain scholarships in Football and Basketball. I appreciate everything you did for the West End Sports association, i can't thank you enough..it's not easy for me loosing a boyhood friend like you, we have so much history together.. Will meet again, don't know where, don't know when..but i know , will meet again some sunny day..your gone but never be forgotten" Bobby white, www.wesa4kids.org
August 18, 2013
We have lost a great actor and a great story teller. My prays goes out to family.god only takes the best.August is now fly in the wind. Sunshine, Alan, Alexandria and Malachi Garcia
August 18, 2013
"Our was sitting in the barbershop and the flash came over the TV that August Shellenberg had passed away..on the wall of the barbershop, an autograph photo of August Shellenberg.. to my oldest and dearest friend,Bobby White, i will never forget the good times we had in Boy Scout Camp, and the wild times we had at the YMCA, when we were 7 years old learning how to swim. Later on you went to acting school because you where working part time at the Chez Paree nightclub and you where doing great impersonations of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. I will never forget when you came in town to be honored by the National Theater School and i told you, you where long overdue, and you donated a cheque to help the kids from downtown where you grew up, The West End Sports Association...i told you i would meet you in NYC when you got a gig on Law & Order,as Adam Beach's father. August you will never be forgotten by me,your good good buddy, Bobby White, Montreal"
August 18, 2013
I will see Augie in every beautiful hawk and bird that soars over the lake at Maison de la Casa House. To know his spirit is in the wind and the trees and the water is a great comfort. And I will never again be able to order "Two eggs, over easy" without hearing Augie's French-Canadian take on that. His very moving death as Lear will stay with me as long as his really leaving us will.
Much love to Joan and Reena and Jo and their partners and gorgeous children,.
Fran bleviss
August 18, 2013
Dear Joan... Joe and I are so very sorry to hear about your great loss. Such a life you two have led together... rich and adventuresome in so many ways. We always enjoyed our visits with you and Augie and were always impressed with his great talent. Together you two made a great team both on stage and behind the scenes. So glad to know that your family is so close at hand to give you the support and love you need and deserve. Much love to you old friend,
Sally and Joe
August 18, 2013
What a loss to the world! He was a wonderful actor! I was honored and privileged to have had the chance to meet August and shake his hand. My prayers are with the family.
August 18, 2013
Vichnaja pamjiat- memory eternal, for a wonderful man, who gave of himself to the world. Our hearts are full of sorrow for your family at his loss.
August 17, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 17, 2013
I have a fond memory of Augie from when we were performing at the Shaw Festival in 1973. He had accidentally interrupted my lines to him and therefore, when I continued on, decided to make funny faces at me upstage (which was where I was). I was, as it happens, difficult to corpse and so we finished the scene, but I waited until closing night to get my revenge. The trickle of blood and grime that I had previously smeared on my face I now changed into a very liberal wash of gore and dirt and, instead of addressing him from two feet away, I went nose to nose with him with my line "The men, sir, the men..." Toi my great satisfaction, he completely lost it, giggling happily for several seconds, but we completed the scene and, as we left the stage, he said, "You and me, Kelk, outside- now!" Luckily he was joking and had taken the whole thing as I had expected he would - with his customary humour.
R.I.P., Augie, it was a privilege to have known you.
August 17, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Loved him in the Free Willy movies. Seemed like a gentle man and a gifted actor.
August 17, 2013
I first met Augie when I was a set/props intern at Halifax's Neptune Theatre in, I think, 1967. He was lead in "The Rainmaker," the best Starbuck ever and since. Even tho' I was a "grunt," Augie was so kind to me...I had to prepare palatable food and beverages for him! He took me to a cast party and treated me with utmost respect, a true gentleman on a quite crazy night. I have never forgotten that. Always wanted to play Lizzie but life got in the way....! I will always remember him in "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," a performance of a lifetime.
My heartfelt condolences to his wonderful family. I lost my beautiful husband to lung cancer, so I sadly share the sadness.
Blessings to all--
Virginia P. Foy, Jensen Beach, Florida
August 17, 2013
Dear Joan and Family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Augie was a great actor and a wonderful family man. It was a privilege knowing him and he will always be in our hearts.

Judy and Jenna - Toronto
August 17, 2013
We'll miss you !
August 17, 2013
my condolences to the family sorry for your loss my prayers


from dr.fly
August 17, 2013
Beloved husband, beloved father, beloved grandfather, and beloved actor. Joanie, though so many of your extended family are far away, know that our hearts and prayers are with you.
August 17, 2013
Sincere condolences to family & friends!
"And no resident will say "I am sick... Isa 33:24
August 17, 2013
Please accept our sympathy for your loss. May all be comforted by the wonderful promise: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
August 17, 2013
"The River Called His Name." Iron Will is one of my most Loved movies.
August 17, 2013
Dear Joan, Jo and all of the Schellenberg family,
Our love and thoughts are with you all. Augie was such a powerful presence and wonderful actor. He will be deeply missed. I feel like he was always at home at our amphitheater. I am sure he will continue to watch over us forever. On behalf of Shakespeare Dallas, we send you our deepest sympathy and support.
August 17, 2013
Enjoyed movies so much with kids .sorry for your loss
August 17, 2013
Mrs. Shellenberg, I'm very sorry about your husband, he was a great person.His unique personality will be in our memories for ever.
August 17, 2013
"Goodnight, sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" - Shakespeare

Dearest Jo, My deepest condolences and all of my love to you and your family.
August 17, 2013
Pat Martin from Virginia
August 17, 2013
Augie, the great story teller and actor. You brought spark and charisma to our little neighborhood, you will be greatly missed.

Our heart goes out to Joan and family.
August 17, 2013
Dearest Joan & family,
Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences. We will treasure the memories of our times together with you and Augie, and the girls, and many wonderful reflections of such an extraordinary actor and family man... and with that, August will continue to live on within our hearts, our thoughts and in our prayers. Having lost our father (Ernest) 8 months ago, it is very hard to say goodbye, so for now we will just say "until we meet again".
...whose friendship we cherish,
Sylvia , Rosemarie & John, Charlene & Andrew, Peter & Tatiana - The Todaschuk Family, Winnipeg & Montreal
August 17, 2013
Dearest Joan & family,
Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences. We will treasure the memories of our times together with you and Augie, and the girls, and many wonderful reflections of such an extraordinary actor and family man... and with that, August will continue to live on within our hearts, our thoughts and in our prayers. Having lost our father (Ernest) 8 months ago, it is very hard to say goodbye, so for now we will just say "until we meet again".
...whose friendship we cherish,
Sylvia , Rosemarie & John, Charlene & Andrew, Peter & Tatiana - The Todaschuk Family, Winnipeg & Montreal
August 17, 2013
May all G-d's angels lead you home. I truly enjoyed your films.
Condolences to your Family and Friends.
August 17, 2013
You touched so many peoples lives with love, joy and integrity. Your circle of life has been complete.>
August 17, 2013
He always was such a wonderful actor, he made you truly believe his character was truly real, the best an actor can be. He will be missed! Rest in peace.
August 17, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 17, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 17, 2013
Thank you for your gift ~ God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace ~
August 17, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you as you cope with such a loss. 2Cor1:4 Please find comfort in the many memories you have of August and may it help to ease your pain.
August 17, 2013
He was such a talented actor and will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family .
August 17, 2013
DearSchellenberg family,
What a great actor and wonderful movie! May the peace of God be with you. Phillipians 4:6,7
August 17, 2013
I have always enjoyed his work. He was a wonderful actor who inspired. He will be missed. I am so glad that I am able to still watch him from my Free Willy collection and from the movie, "Eight Below". He had a small part in that movie but he gave a big message. He will be missed.
August 17, 2013
Yes I to remember you in Free Willy, I even had a crush on you. May you rest in
peace now You will be missed by many. my prayers goes out to the family.

J. Melancon
From Guam
August 17, 2013
August 17, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
August 16, 2013
R.I.P.YOU WILL BE MISSED
August 16, 2013
May you be comforted by family and friends but most of all by Almighty God. With Sympathy ~
August 16, 2013
August 16, 2013
August, Thank you for sharing you oh so talented gift with us. You will live on in our hearts. I am glad you can finally rest. May the Angels wrap your family & friends in their wings and comfort them as they grieve their lose. KM Washington
August 16, 2013
RIP Sorry to here this he was a great actor and my prayers go out to the family
August 16, 2013
Mr. Schellenberg was so wonderful in the "Free Willy" films! Our 4-year-old daughter had just lost her Nanny after the first film came out, and Nanny had ordered her a Free Willy teeshirt. It came a few weeks after Nanny left this world. Those films comforted our daughter, Natalie, and for that we are forever grateful to Randolph, Willy and the whole Free Willy casts and crews. May God bless Mr. Schellenberg and may he be in Heaven now. We wish his family and friends comfort and peace.
August 16, 2013
His wonderful talent will truly be missed. May the family be comforted by our Heavenly Father's words at Isaiah 65:17,22-24.
August 16, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow.
God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times. Psalms 91:2. May you find the needed strength from God, family and friends.
August 16, 2013
RIP YOU'LL BE MISSED I LOVED WATCHING RANDOLPH PLAYING IN FREE WILLY MAY GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLES LIVES HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
August 16, 2013
I remember him from many of movies, always enjoyed watching. Another Great gone.
May Mr. Shellenburg Rest in Peace.
August 16, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 16, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with the Schellenberg's family at this time. Php 4:6,7
August 16, 2013
sorry for your loss loved him in free welly
August 16, 2013
rip
August 16, 2013
MR SCHELLENBERG SHARED HIS LIFE WITH SO MANY WITH HIS ACTING CAREER,GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER,MAY YOU HAVE PEACE, 2Co 9:7 SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
August 16, 2013
never knew his name but always thought he was a Native American. may he rest in peace know that he touched so many lives with his acting abilities.
August 16, 2013
I'll never forget Randolph from "Free Willy"!
August 16, 2013
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
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