Gustave Francois Audenaert
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gustave Audenaert early in the morning on Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, at Providence Care in Kingston.
He was born Feb. 18, 1921, in the city of Ledeberg, Belgium, and immigrated to Canada in 1975. He resided in Mountain Township for more than 30 years. He was the husband of the late Andree Van Heulle. He was the father of Marlene Gryspeerdt (Philip), grandfather of John Gryspeerdt (Susan), Danielle Gryspeerdt (Jacques McNulty), Mike Gryspeerdt (Allison), Vicki Gryspeerdt (Chris Heywood), and great-grandfather of Richie, Scott, Steacy, Thomas, Lea, Charlie, Hendrix, Max, Jesse, and Lyall. He was predeceased by his one sister, Carmen Audenaert.
Gustave served in the Second World War as a soldier in the Belgium Army from age 20 to 22. He worked in Ghent, Belgium as a physical education teacher, and was the director of a camp for children during the summer months. He was very physically fit and active, and enjoyed basketball and swimming, both as an athlete and as a coach. He was a gentle man who loved nature, especially trees; the outdoors was his domain. He was fair and just, and provided love and guidance to all members of the family. He had a huge positive impact on everyone he met.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Many thanks to all those who provided care to him.
Friends are invited to visit at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street in Kemptville (613-258-2435), on Sat., Nov. 3 from 11 am until the time of service in the chapel at 1 pm, followed by interment at Reids Mills Cemetery. Family and friends will be invited to a reception at the funeral home following the interment.
Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.
Condolences, donations, or tributes may be made at www.mcgarryfamily.ca