Obituary – L’Hirondelle, August Victor

Passed: December 04, 2014
AUGUST (Augie) VICTOR L’HIRONDELLE October 15, 1947 – December 4, 2014 It is with a deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Augie L’Hirondelle on December 4, 2014, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his best friend and wife Lori; his sons, Kelly (Cindy) and Marc (Kristy), and stepson Dan Sawchuk (Rebecca); his grandchildren, Austin, Brody, Emerson, Makinlee, and Brant; his bothers Butch and Bernie (Trish), and his sisters Janette Adam (Rod) and Joyce L’Hirondelle, along with many dear aunties and uncles, nieces and nephews.. Big Butch, you were like a brother to him. Also missing him are his 12-Step family, too numerous to mention, and all of his adopted kids. Augie loved the outdoors and he shared that love and respect with his boys and their friends. Augie was pre-deceased by his parents Isobel and Firmien, his sister Joanne, his Granny Julia Nash, and his stepson Grant. Although Augie was born in High Prairie, he lived most of his life in Slave Lake, where he grew up on the lake, married, and had his family. After recovering from a rig accident at 18, Augie worked up between High Level and Rainbow Lake, away from home. He found an opportunity, became a plumber, and owned Augie’s Plumbing for several years. He started with the Alberta Government in 1987, where he worked until his retirement in 2008. In 1996 Augie changed some things in his life. He started guiding with his good friends Weldon and Marilyn Prosser for Northern Wilderness Outfitters, and also drove bus for the Slave Lake Wolves Hockey Club. Both experiences brought him great joy and serenity. Other happy memories he often spoke about included bringing the Arctic Winter Games to Slave Lake in 1994, and his experience with the games themselves; and running the canteen for Minor Hockey and his love of the hockey moms. He also loved his Alcoholics Anonymous family and was an active member who shared his experience, strength and hope with all who would listen. In 2001, he met Lori, and they married in 2006. After retirement, he moved to Boyle, his little piece of heaven, and resided there until his passing. As per his wishes Augie was cremated and we will be celebrating his life on the weekend of June 20th in Boyle and when the water is flowing, he will be where he wanted to be. To my sweet, sweet man, I was honored and proud to be your wife and blessed to be your friend. To have our relationship for the 13 years that you were in my life, will never be forgotten. You were patient with me and so very good to me. I will miss you with every inch of my being and I am so grateful to have experienced the love you gave always. Until I see you again. Love you big, big bunches, forever. Lori Athabasca Community Chapel in care of arrangements (780) 675 3996

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