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SCHICKEDANZ, GUSTAV Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Schönberg Farm, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Ann, dear father to Lisa (Gebhard), Susi (Günther), Tina (Paul) and Heidi (Brendan). Loving Opa of Mark, Anita, Anna, Gretchen, Henry and Elli, Louise, Emma, Thomas and Peter. Loving great-grandfather of Vivian and Sebastian. Gustav was born in Memel, Lithuania. In 1950, he immigrated to Canada. Together with his brothers, Kurt, Gerhard and Dani, built a successful construction and development company. Horses have always been a part of Gustav's life. He was a longtime member of the Eglinton Hunt. His racing stable won 2 Queen's Plates and the Canadian Triple Crown. Family was always important to him and he made great efforts to bring everyone together on Lambert Island in summer and Longleaf Plantation in winter. He will be fondly remembered. The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton, on Thursday, June 20th from 12:30 until time of funeral service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Private family burial in Unionville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at

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Published in Toronto Star on Jun. 19, 2019.
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June 29, 2019
Lisa, I just learned of your dad's passing on TV! I can't find any contacts for you, so this is my opportunity to send my heartfelt sympathies to you, your mom and your sisters. Both my parents are gone, and I still struggle with it.
Thank you for the wonderful times I was able to spend with you and your parents at your house in Thornhill during and after university. Those memories will never be forgotten. God bless you all. ❤❤
Malle Saksniit
June 28, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Ann and the entire Schickedanz Family. RIP Gustav
Xuereb Family
June 26, 2019
My sincere condolences to Gustav's family. I've been an American fan of his since 1998 when I first read about him in Blood Horse magazine. I've made many successful wagers since then on horses that he owned and/or bred. THANK YOU Mr. Gustav Schickedanz, May he Rest In Peace.
Robert Antonelli
June 20, 2019
Deborah England
June 20, 2019
A good friend, strong family man,
a proud, passionate and accomplished horseman.
Deepest Condolences to his family and countless friends
May he Rest In Peace
Jim Bannon
June 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Gus' passing, I was fortunate enough to speak with him a couple of weeks ago. Many special memories of his family and horses from the years gone by with my parents John and Hazel.
Anne Morahan
June 19, 2019
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June 19, 2019
Condolences on the passing of Gustav. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Ontario Festival of Hunting in 2004. Even though he was in his mid-70's at that time, he had fearless determination and drive as he exclaimed loudly at a stirrup cup, Let's get hunting! Kick on, Gus!
Suzanne Funk
June 19, 2019
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June 19, 2019
Some of us in life are lucky enough to meet special people, who leave an everlasting impression of strength, old fashioned core values and love of family. Gus is one such person, who I have known since 1986.
He loved horses- not just a hobby, but as a way of life. He cherished his family and never forgot from where he came! He was direct, non waveringly loyal, a man of great passion and zest for life- and not afraid to take a position that ran contrary to what was considered politically correct.
I loved when he took your hand, looked you squarely in the eye and shared his thoughts, bits of history and personal experiences! What a man!!
I will miss you Gus. Bob Storey
June 19, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Gus' whole family especially Ann. A lifelong friend who will be dearly missed.
Judy Jones
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