Gus Theodore Gustave Roose

07/08/1938 - 28/10/2021


Obituary For Gus Theodore Gustave Roose

August 7, 1938 – October 28, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Gus Roose in Grande Prairie with his family at his side.

Born to Ted (Theodore Arnold) Roose and Muriel Leone Roose (Anderson) in Camrose, Alberta where he grew up on the family farm with his two younger brothers Pat and Tim. After which he attended Lakeland College as well as SAIT to study agriculture. In 1962 he settled on his homestead with his new family in the Fourth Creek Community of the Mighty Peace Country. This is where they remained until 2012 when they retired to Spirit River.
During his life he enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, log trucking, fastball, golf, curling, travelling, gardening, cooking, family time and many other of life’s pleasures. He was always happy to entertain guests with candid conversation and meal creations.

Gus will be sadly missed by many.

Gus is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Connie Roose, Son Richard (Maryanne), Son Shawn (Margaret), Brother Timothy Roose (Gayle), Grand Children John Michael, Richard Jr., Raquel, Emily, Mariah, Great Grand Children Violet and Billie
Gus is Pre-deceased by his parents Ted & Muriel Roose and brother Patrick Roose.

Due to current restrictions there will be a private service on Friday November 5 2021 6:30 PM at Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie, and will be live streamed on YouTube for all to view.

There will be a celebration of life with close friends and family to follow, 8 PM at Jackpot Grill - 10904 92 Ave. Grande Prairie
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Spirit River Seniors Center AKA The Happy Hour Club or the Grande Spirit Foundation 9503 102 Avenue Grande Prairie AB T8V 7G9

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • Sorry for your loss! Such memories of days gone by, homesteading built more than just farms!

  • Our sympathy to Connie, Rick & Shawn & families. There are so many happy memories of card games around kitchen tables, ball games, dances in our Fourth Creek community. Gus was always a good neighbor & lots of fun! Love & prayers, Sheryl Lokseth (Haugland)

  • All my love to Connie, Rick, Shawn and their families in this time of lose. Gus was great man and I have lots of great memories of the times spent I with him. Lots if fun Terry Reinhart

  • My thoughts and prayers with you all. I know the pain you feel right now as my husband Richard past away last ,will remember the great times together. I have wonderful memories of the farm with Uncle Teddy , Auntie Murieal and Gus and his brothers playing on the farm. As a city girl it was fun . Love Sheron Currey (cousin)

  • I most remember Gus's laugh, which you could not mistake and was always so full of fun - and sometimes a bit o' mischief. Many warm memories. I will remember him well.

  • Our prayers and condolences to you, Connie, your boys, and extended family. May the memories of the fun times you had together ease the pain of this difficult time! We will always remember Gus's easy ways, excellent cooking, and fun stories. Prayers for strength for you as you adapt to this new life. Brian and Donna ("the other Donna") Nelson

  • Our sympathies Connie and family. We enjoyed your and gus's company on the trip to Australia. He will be missed by many. Prayers

  • Our sincere condolences Connie and family. Gus was always friendly fun to be around. Please accept our sympathies.

  • With love & sympathy to Connie, Richard, Shawn & family. I will always remember Gus & his stories on life in the Canadian frontier . A most memorable holiday I had all those years ago Peter & Rosalind Gardyne

  • My deepest sympathies to you Connie, Richard and Shawn and the rest of the family. I will always remember Gus' laughter.

  • I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Connie, Rick and Shawn, spent a lot of time at the Roose residence when growing up in Fourth Creek, always a good time.

  • Connie and family, Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy is extended to you and your family. We always enjoyed our time together, stories shared and a lot laughs had by all. Reg and Chris Yuha had by all.

  • Our sincere apologies on your loss Connie and Family! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • My deepest sympathy Connie and family. Gus always seemed to enjoy life and I will always treasure the last time mom & I saw you guys at the IGA in Spirit River and Gus reached over and gave Mom a big kiss on the cheek! That was Gus and that is the way I shall always remember him. Cherish the memories! Dawn Hampton

  • Our sincere sympathy to Connie and family. Hugs.

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