Gustav was born in January 1939 in Prazuchy, Poland, his family immigrating to Ajax, Ontario when he was 14 years old. He worked at General Motors in Oshawa until he retired
after 32 years. Gus played semi-professional soccer for numerous clubs including Oshawa Italia (1965 Dominion Challenge Cup Finalists) and Club Lorelei, making many lifelong friends during his soccer career.
In 1966 Gus married Mary Ann and lived in the same house where he grew up in Ajax. They had three daughters, Mariette (John), Erica (John “JR”), Ingrid (deceased), two grandchildren Derica (Markus) and Alexander. He loved having family gatherings and was very proud of his family’s achievements. Gus and his family travelled many places including throughout Canada, the Caribbean, United States and Europe. He will be greatly missed by the Seide, Bottcher, and Da Silva families.
We are grateful to the staff at St. Andrew’s Terrace for their care. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Gus is at peace - no more suffering.