1935 to 2012

Gus (Ely) Sherbinin, beloved husband, brother, grandfather and father passed away on February 24, 2012, at the age of 76 years old. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Daphne; his daughters: Cindy (Jim) Liebel and Susan (Rod) Rutherford; and he is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Tyler and Amanda Liebel, Sara Liebel and Jenn Austin, and Derek Liebel. Gus was also a treasured brother, uncle, and friend who contributed greatly to the community. Gus is lovingly remembered by his brother, George (Maxine); he was predeceased by his sister, Tania (Don) Owens; his brother ,Johnny; and his parents, Helen and John Sherbinin.

He is a long time resident of Midway with many years of contribution towards the community. His many contributions spanned from avid community club member (he was instrumental in the construction of the local community center) to auxiliary policeman, he was an ambulance attendant for many years, plus he was an integral part of organizing and staging the Midway Rodeo. His career began at the family business of Boundary Sawmills where he and his family made a strong contribution to the region. Later Gus owned, and operated (where he sat on a pop case gathering the local gossip) the local Esso station.

The family are eternally grateful for all the support of Dr. Ooi, Willy Kakuno and many other friends of the community for all their assistance. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Gus’ life that will be held at the Midway Community Centre on Friday, March 2, 2012, at 1 p.m. The family wishes that any requests for contributions/cheques be made to the Kettle Bursary and Scholarship Society for either the Mike Downing Scholarship or the Kakuno Scholarship. Contributions can be sent to Leslie Walker, Box 436, Midway, B.C., V0H 1M0.?Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting: entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver and Osoyoos.

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