Gustav (Gus) Kindt
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December 27, 1940 - February 21, 2014
God needed another handyman in heaven so he called Gus home. Gus is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Darlene (Froom), sons Dean (Wendy), Dwayne (Nicole), Brian (Darla); his grandchildren Matthew, McCall, Ryder, Cora, and Carsyn; Emily and Bethany; Arwyn and Hudsen. Sisters and brother - Alma (Jim) O'Neill; Irene (George) Hamp; John (Maureen) Kindt; numerous nieces and nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Ted and Ida Kindt, his grandson Riley Kindt. Gus was born and raised on the family farm 8 miles north of Borden. At the age of 16 he left home for Saskatoon, starting his first job at Hamps Cycle Shop. Next, Gus decided to enter the electrical trade, he was indentured and began apprenticeship training with Harry Derbowka in Borden. The trade took him to North Battleford, Saskatoon, and then, with his family of four, to Mackenzie, BC. In 1975, after working for various companies, Gus and Darlene decided to start their own business. The family of five moved to Radisson where Gus and Darlene started GK Electric. Gus was a master tinkerer and enjoyed fixing any device no matter how big or small. He took pride serving Radisson and the surrounding communities as a journeyman electrician, repairing appliances, pumps, anything electrical, and of course that stubborn furnace in the middle of the night was part of the package for his customers. Their patronage and loyalty kept him busy and happy even during his retirement. He taught his sons that any job worth doing deserves to be done properly and with pride. Gus was a member of the Radisson volunteer fire department for over 30 years taking on various roles, including Fire chief. His time on the St. Paul Lutheran church council throughout his life was an indication of his faith and commitment to God. He served on the Board of Directors for the Radisson CO-OP for 21 years and supported his community's needs as a volunteer whenever asked. Gus worked hard so he could enjoy family camping trips, downhill skiing, traveling, and family gatherings, a love which he passed onto his sons. He treasured time spent at his cabin at Iroquois lake fishing and visiting with Calvin, Doreen, and Darcy. Gus loved all types of animals and at one time or another enjoyed having one of every kind on the farm. As Grandpa, Gus spent time with his grandchildren showing them the things that you just can't learn from face book or TV. During his "retirement" the adventurous side of Gus was able to break free and he squeezed enough time away from work to travel with Darlene on various excursions and vacation destinations around the world. He created a lifetime of lessons and memories that will be treasured by us forever. Thank you Dad. Our family wishes to extend a special thanks to Linda and the home care staff for their love and compassion, going beyond measure in caring for Gus and our family. A Celebration of Gus's Life will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Radisson, SK on Thursday Feb 27 2014 at 2p.m. Interment to follow at a later date. Donations can be made to RUH Foundation, or to St. Paul Lutheran Church Radisson, SK.
Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306-978-5200)
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Feb. 25, 2014