August Ludwig Sanheim

14 February , 194612 June , 2018

August (Gus) L. Sanheim Feb 14, 1946 - June 12, 2018

We are sad to announce the passing of Gus on June 12, 2018 at the age of 72. He had battled cancer for several months, and finally passed peacefully with his wife by his side. Gus was predeceased by his infant twin brother, Donald George; his parents, George and Mary Sanheim; his brother, Rodney and his step-father, Robert Sanheim. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eva; their sons, Clinton (Carole), Kurtis (Colleen); daughter, Carlita (Garrett) Wilson; grandchildren, Coleton Sanheim, Alex (Jon) Smerchinski, Presley and Wylynn Wiberg. He is also survived by extended family, sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many special friends. Gus was born at Osage SK on Feb 14, 1946. He lived most of his life (all but 10 years) in Tyvan. He lived for a short time in Regina where he met Eva. They married in 1967 and started their family. In 1975 they moved to Tyvan and commuted to work in Regina for 35 years. He worked in the advertising business, starting as a layout artist, and then extending into print sales, and production management. Horses were always a big part of his life and he enjoyed team roping, training, and local pasture work. In later years, he enjoyed working in his tack room, repairing saddles and tack. He was involved with the Canadian Western Agribition rodeo committee for 29 years. Gus was proud of his Tyvan community, and was involved with the hall committee, 4H, he coached and played hockey, and MC'd many community events. Over the years, Gus and Eva enjoyed dancing, adventurous road trips, playing cards, and entertaining friends and family. Gus enjoyed country music and singing with his family. Children were close to his heart, you could always find him with a baby on his knee or a kid on his horse! Funeral will be on Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 pm, at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Sedley SK. with Father Louis Abello celebrating. Interment to follow in Tyvan Cemetery.

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Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306-842-5432


  • Memorial Service Saturday, 23 June , 2018

August Ludwig Sanheim

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Charlotte Elwert

26 June 2018

Hi Eva, I am thinking of you and all your family members at this very sad time. Eva, you are an incredible person and I always enjoyed working with you at the former SIAST library services in Regina and remember our chats/ enjoyed meeting you and Gus wherever in the city, at Agribition, and that time in Carlyle where my friend Pauline and I were on a Seniors' bus tour a few years ago.
You and Gus were an amazing and wonderful couple and you will have many memories from his and your life to celebrate. Gus is remembered with fondness by so many persons, others will support you and show their love and kindness to you in the coming years.

Debra Woods

24 June 2018

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." (Kahlil Gibran)

Eva and family, please accept my deepest sympathy. August's life touched so many and his presence will be greatly missed.

Nick Coroluick

23 June 2018

My sympathies to Eva and family: its been a long time but the memories from the years at Brigdens still are fond times. Rest in Peace, Gus....your legacy are your family and friends. Nick

ronald driscoll

20 June 2018

My condolences to the Sanheim family..It was a pleasure working with Gus at Brigdens printing...Gus was a true COWBOY in my mind..I grew up on the farm and rode many a horses..I loved it also...GOD Bless the Sanheim family...Ron Driscoll

Bonnie Monteith

18 June 2018

Gus or "Smuster" as I called him was very influential in my career and my personal life. We worked together at Roberts Poole. We hadn't seen each other in years, when one day I was home from Calgary visiting family and we connected. He invited me, my sister and her three young girls out to the farm for a winter sleigh ride. It was one the highlights of their young lives. They talked about it for weeks. I had been living away from my family for a long time and it was hard not seeing them or being able to spend time with them - watching them grow up. Having this time together meant the world to our relationship. I will always remember Gus for all he taught me and for having the patience he did for "the new kid".

Wishing Eva and family strength, peace and light during this most sad and difficult time. He will not be forgotten

-Bonnie Monteith