Schaus, Gordon T.

Schaus, Gordon T.

December 13th, 2018

Passed away at home, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Sheila (née Hill). Loving father of Catherine and Barbara McCarthy (Daniel). Dear grandfather of Joan and Gregory McCarthy. Gordon was born in Stratford; son of Emma and Theodore Schaus. He proudly served in the Air Force and Army during World War II. He moved to London, where he met Sheila. Gordon enjoyed many years as a teacher and principal in the London school system. In recent years, he and Sheila cherished trips to Florida and countless hours gardening together. Gordon had a passion for fishing, woodworking, and going to the track. In Sheila’s later years, he was a devoted caregiver. The family would like to thank Marcia and Greg for their care and friendship. Thanks as well to Dr. Mawji and his practice. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gordon are asked to consider the London Food Bank. 

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Book of Condolences

Jeanne Anne GoldrickMy condolences to you, Catherine and your family. Your Dad was such a help to your Mom whether he was critiquing her floral designs for the Garden Club of London or attending her when she was so ill.
Sharon RichI am so sorry for your loss Catherine and family. Gord had a profound influence on my life as he encouraged me as a young teacher to become more assertive and find my own path. He was an amazing educator and school principal who earned the respect of students, colleagues and peers. I think of him often.
Pat EdgertonI am so sorry for your loss, Catherine and family. I worked with your father at Prince Charles Public School for many years, and had a great deal of respect and admiration for your Dad. I drive by your home daily, and think of him often.
Eric TuerOur condolences to you, Catherine and family. We have many fond memories of times spent with both your dad and your mom in Florida, along with many golf games over the years at Oxbo and Fanshawe. Blessings to you all. May he rest in peace.
Sarah (Steele) ZgraggenDear Catherine and Barbara and family, Our family visits to your family growing up are very fond memories. I loved seeing the relationship between our mother and your mother, best friends since childhood. Trips to London usually included a highly anticipated visit to “The Shaus house”. Your father was smart, witty and kind. He always seemed truly interested in talking to Scott and I, no matter our age. A true gentleman - he will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. My thoughts are with you and your family, Sarah (Steele) Zgraggen
Jette and RayWe are so sad to hear about your dad Catherine and Barbara....especially when you mentioned he was friendship..Jette and Ray
Peggy Dunham (Law)Dear Barb, Catherine and Family, I'm sad you've lost your Dad, but what a long & full life he lived. I remember hearing many stories of his exploits in education (particularly as a principal) and his luck at the horse races! I will also always remember the Christmas Eves we spent together playing games at your house. I was always reluctant to leave the fun and friendship to head off to the candlelight service at church, but I always felt blessed to have the opportunity to know both your Mom and Dad and spend time with your family. I’m sorry we’ve lost touch and hope we can reconnect. Please know my thoughts are with you all.
Judy WebbCatherine Thinking of you today as I read of your father’s passing. May strength and comfort be yours. Sincerely Judy Webb
Rob and Frances TuerWe are very sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. He and Sheila were great friends for many years of Rob's late parents, John and Marion Tuer. Much fun was had in London, Ont and Vero Beach, Florida, and I'm sure there's a party going on somewhere right now.
Bonnie Anne Spencer-BeerI remember both your parents from the 1960's and 1970's when my now ex-husband was taking classes at UWO in the summer and when he started to teach at Lucan Public School and the help and advise your father gave to Tom. So sorry to have to send my condolences because of his passing but such a pleasure they both gave to our lives.
Barry NunnDear Catherine and Barbara, I am privileged to have known both of your wonderful parents. Your father was the first principal I had as a teacher and memories of his thoughtful guidance, advice and friendship have stayed with me since. He was an exceptional mentor. Donna and I would like to express our sincere condolences.
Susan MaraDear Catherine and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Sue
Kelli GoughDear Catherine- I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that friends hold you in our thoughts at this sad time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Debbie EnsingCatherine, I read of your dad’s passing in the newspaper on the weekend and it saddened my heart. I know this is a difficult time for you all, but know that there are many people thinking of you praying for you. Your father positively influenced many, many people through the years. Enjoy the happy memories and the wonderful legacy he left behind.
Rev. Sue BoddaertThinking of you, my friend as you grieve the loss of your dear father. What a life he had. So accomplished with such an accomplished family as well. I know the years you had together after your mother passed away were a blessing to you both. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
June Christie and Linda HodgkinsonDear Catherine and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. Gordon was such a respected educator and administrator. I know how highly my mother, June, thought of “Mr. Schaus”. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Norma ClareTo Catherine and Barbara - Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad - such a kind, caring, generous man! I remember him and his brothers/families in Stratford; Arn and Edith were good friends of my parents. Definitely I recall many years, with Gordon as an amazing Props. Manager for our Earle Terry Singers Christmas concerts at Beal Tech. Of course, I knew your Mom as a member of the E.T.S. My caring thoughts are with you. Norma (Dunn) Clare
Joan (sangster) ChittickSympathy is extended to the Schaus Family in the passing of your father and grandfather Gordon. I have many fond memories of Sheila and Gordon visiting Donalda and Alec at the farm and at the lake. Gordon and Sheila always made my sweet pickless in the fall. I still have the heavy Dutch Oven they gave me for a wedding present. They will not be forgotten. Joan Chittick.
Bill and Sharon BrockCondolences to Catherine, Barb and family on the passing of Gord. Your father was Principal at Prince Charles during our the elementary school days of our children.
Carol McGroganSo sorry to hear of Gord's passing. I worked with him at Lester B. Pearson from the time it opened until he left. He was a great principal and I learned a lot from him. Condolences to you and your family on his loss.
Amie HodgkinsonCatherine, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved dad. I know you have many fond memories together to cherish as you move forward to keep his spirit alive. My condolences.
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