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AUGUST, Gary William

Passed away after a courageous battle with Brain Cancer on February 22nd at the age of 65. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah Jane Fraipont-August, her children; Courtney and Spencer, his sons; Shaun (Jean) and Scott, grandson; Kieran, brother; Brian (Irene), sister; Arlene (David), nephews; Mathew and James, nieces; Erin, Kristen and Michelle, and his loving dog; Bauer. Predeceased by father Archibald August and mother Irene August. Gary will also be missed by his many friends and business associates.

Gary was born in Kelowna and grew up on Rose Avenue. Upon graduation from U.B.C. in 1971 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he returned to Kelowna to sell Real Estate at Gaddes Realty. He then managed the Rutland office of Hoover Realty before becoming a partner in Four Seasons Realty. In 1990 Gary was a founding partner of Horizon Realty, the first Coldwell Banker office in Western Canada. Gary loved skiing, golfing and boating, and most of all he loved Kelowna, showing people the city, talking about it’s history and it’s people. Gary was a long time member of the Kelowna Yacht Club, Gyro Club of Kelowna, and the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Gary’s family and friends are very appreciative of the excellent care he received during his treatment and while in hospice. The service will take place at Springfield Funeral Home, Friday, February 28th at 10am. Donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association would be appreciated. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Friday, February 28th at 10am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for AUGUST, Gary William is scheduled for Friday, February 28th at 10am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Mike & Ellen Read says:

    Dear Deb, Courtney,Spencer & August family ,

    We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a fine person and he will be missed. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

    Mike & Ellen Read and Family

  • Domenic Rampone says:

    We are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing… Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • Gord Evans says:

    Brian, Arlene and the August family,

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Gord and Marlene Evans

  • Darren McClelland says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the August family.I met Gary at the golf club and he always had a smile on his face.We lost a good man and member of our club.

    Darren McClelland
    Kelowna Golf Club Club Captain

  • Linda Nelson says:

    Dear Shaun and Scott,
    We are so sorry about your Dad. That was a long, hard battle. We are so glad for the wonderful care that he received at hospice. You both have been on our minds and in our hearts.
    Linda, Ben and Sarah

  • Margaret Hammond says:

    Shaun and Scott, it has been a long hard journey and you have come through it with strength and grace. I wish you peace.
    Margaret Hammond

  • Jeanette Hynes (Fulks) says:

    May you find comfort in your memories and strength from his love for all of you. I had gone to school with Gary and over the years so happy over his success. So very sorry for your loss – Gary was a terrific kind person to all

  • John Bearden says:

    I have such fond memories of my friendship with Gary through Coldwell Banker. He was a gracious, friendly and accomplished man whom I respected greatly. I enjoyed our times together always thinking of Gary as a very bright man who really loved life. And while I have not seen him in years, I will always carry with me the very warm and fond memories of a really good guy.

  • Kimberly Mahmoud says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with your family in this difficult time. We will miss you Gary.

  • Kirsten (Bull) MacIntyre says:

    I want to wish you sincere condolences on behalf of my family and particularly Tony Bull (my father who passed away July 2009). Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Best regards, Kirsten MacIntyre

  • Dorothy Dorge Donnelly says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He was taken far too soon. Much love to you all.

  • Anita Clegg says:

    I am so sad to hear this sad news Deb. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your families.

  • Alice and Michael Hooper says:

    Dear Deborah and family and August family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Bill & Wendy Steciuk says:

    Dear Deb
    We are very saddened at the loss of our friend & your husband. Our memories go back over 33 yrs of shared family & friends’ times skiing at Big White, company parties (both summer & Christmas), Gary’s support throughout our years of working together at Hoover Realty and Coldwell Banker. He will be greatly missed but forever in our memories of some of the best years we’ve had in Kelowna.
    Bill & Wendy

  • Cynthia Waldek-Peters says:

    Sad to hear and our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Cynthia, Jack and Ashley Peters

  • Diana and Dave Crosby says:

    so very sorry to hear of the loss of your cherished Gary whose battle has now come to a sad end…

  • Kathy Kunstar says:

    Shaun and Scott, I am very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He is now at peace but forever in our thoughts. Gary was a wonderful man and was always a pleasure working with him.

  • Keith and Cindy Wagner says:

    Dear Brian, Irene, Matt and Michelle,
    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Love from the Wagners

  • Norm Letnick says:

    Dear Deb and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on Gary’s passing. I came to know Gary through Gyro when I joined in 2000. I always found him to be a happy and welcoming soul. He will be missed. I’m in Victoria for the next two weeks so I’ll miss the service, which I’m sure will be very well attended, but I will think of you and Gary on Friday and pray that peace come upon you.


  • Brenda Dilley says:

    My sincere condolences to Gary’s family and loved ones. He is greatly missed and will forever be in our memories. Take care,

  • Bill & Marsha Winters says:

    We were saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to the entire August family.

  • Bob Baird says:

    The August family
    I was so sad to hear of your loss. I had known Gary thru real estate since 1977. We had many great conversations, and visits over the years. I had great respect for Gary, and share you loss.
    Bob Baird

  • Dina says:

    Dear Deb,
    I was so saddened to read of Gary’s passing. He was a lovely man and I know you will miss him dearly…
    My heart and prayers go out to you and the family

  • Anna and Bo Snarski says:

    Dear Deb, our deepest condolences for you and the whole family during this difficult time. We will always remember Gary as a caring, kind and gentle man.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Anna, Bo & family

  • Dale Olson says:

    Dear Deb and Family,
    Gary was a good friend and once my Boss at CB Horizon Realty. I always respected Gary’s wisdom and guidance; he helped me thru several difficult times and situations with great success…thank you Gary. I will think of him often.

  • Paul and Karen Prade says:

    Our sincere condolences to Deb and Gary’s family. We had the pleasure of spending some quality adventures with Gary on many Chairman Circle events.

  • Judi Railton says:

    Dear Debbie
    So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Allow your family and friends help you through this difficult time…my thoughts are with you.

  • Wayne & Lesley Pierce says:

    Dear Deb & Family,
    So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing, Lesley and I are out of the country but our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family

  • Gary & Mary Lou Inaba says:

    Dear Deb & family, Scott & Shaun, Brian & Arlene and families.
    We are sad to learn of Gary’s passing. Unfortunately we are out of the country and will have to miss the funeral. On the night before we left the country, we visited with Gary at hospice, his first night there. He was speaking so courageously that we were sure we would see him when we got home.
    Our very deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Gary and Mary Lou Inaba

  • Chris Jaegli says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all members of the August family.

  • Lloyd, Bob, Bruce Callahan says:

    With our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful man. He will be missed by many.

  • Marline Kolterhoff and Sheila Stern says:

    Our sincere condolences

  • Shellan and Rob Anderson says:

    Dear family & friends of Gary,

    We were so sad to hear of Gary’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We will remember how kind he always was. He was an uplifting kind of guy and will be greatly missed by many. I (Shellan) had a lovely conversation with him last year and thanked him again for his kind words spoken at my dad’s (Murray Wilson’s) service. Rob will miss his presence at the golf club.

    Shellan & Rob Anderson

  • Wendy Pratt Stevenson says:

    Condolences from our family to yours. We knew Gary from back in the high school days in Kelowna. Lots of great memories.

    Rick and Wendy Pratt

  • Kelowna Yacht Club says:

    Dear August Family,

    We were very saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. KYC’s staff and all the members who knew Gary over the years will miss his presence at the Club. Are thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

    On behalf of all KYC members…

    Mike Terris, Commodore

  • Jim Pratt & Mary Anne Ward says:

    The August Family,

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, we know he fought a good fight and this day was expected, but it doesn’t make it any easier to accept. Scott I know Cary was really wanting to be here as support for you but I know you will see him in Vancouver shortly.
    Deb, I know you will feel lost and alone and will miss him dearly.
    The rest of the family will have a big void in their hearts. He will be missed by many. Hold on to all those good memories of him to get you through the tough days ahead when you think of him and miss him.

    With our deepest sympathy to all of the family.
    Jim Pratt & Maryanne Ward

  • John Stringer says:

    Gary and I grew directly across the ally from each other. We had our rivalries over the years but remained friends always. He was so kind to my sister Deborah (passed away December 14, 2010). He loaned her money to buy her first home. I know I speak for the entire Stringer family (David & Robin) when I say how saddened we are of his early death. Our condolences to the all of the August family.

  • Ken & Carol Scheske says:

    Gary was a very good friend, golfing partner and always helpful in any way he could. We will miss him and with sadness we send our condolences.

  • Jane Hoffman Team says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Deborah, Shaun, Scott and family from the Jane Hoffman team. We are deeply saddened by Gary’s passing and loss of such a treasured friend and colleague.

    Working with Gary was always such a pleasure. He was helpful, reliable and his professional advice and guidance was offered with such ease.

    We will all feel the loss of such a sincere and good friend. His courage throughout his recent challenge will never be forgotten and has definitely had an inspirational and positive impact on our lives.

    With much respect and sadness.

    Jane, Sherrin, Kristy, Carole, Lora, Dean, Bev, Jodi, Sherry

  • Bert and Nancy TerHorst says:

    Dear Deborah and family,
    Our deepest condolences for you and the whole family during this difficult time. We will special pray for you and Gary.

  • Alison McLennan says:

    To Gary’s Family: So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Gary was always so kind! I first met him years ago when he and Jim Mills brought Glory Days to Saltspring and picked me up for an awesome trip back to Richmond. Gary will be seriously missed and his thoughtfulness and generosity will always be remembered. Our thoughts are with you and everyone who loved Gary. Alison McLennan and Craig Fraser

  • Adam Lutz says:

    Dear Scott and the August family. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences are sent to you in this note. Thinking of you.

  • Zeljko & Elaine Gregov says:

    We were sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the August family during this difficult time.

  • Fay and Sandy says:

    Shaun ,Jean and family We are thinking of you at this time. Remember all the good times you shared and enjoy those memories. Sincerely Fay and Sandy

  • Dave Smith says:

    My condolences to the August family. I just learned of Gary’s passing. I first met Gary at Gyro in the 90’s and we later were neighbors at the Imperial. It is unfortunate that such a vital person passed so young.
    With Sympathy,
    Dave Smith

  • Linda Nelson says:

    I am sorry that this happened. I know that the past few weeks have been very, very hard for you, uncle Shaun and uncle Scott. I wish you all the best.
    sincerely, Sarah Nelson

  • Peter & Mary Weeks says:

    Dear Deb and Family,
    It is with much sadness that we heard of your loss. May Gary now rest in peace and that you can go on without him knowing he is now without pain and will not suffer any more.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Peter and Mary
    Kettle Valley Graphics

  • Sharon & Michael Shepherd says:

    Gary was an outstanding leader in our community and he will be missed. Our thoughts are with you Deborah and the family. Sharon & Michael Shepherd

  • Verna Wallace (Whillis) says:

    I am John Whillis’s Aunt and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting
    Gary through his friendship with John and we will miss hearing from him. He was such a wonderful friend to our John, they grew up together and were friends for such a long time. We are so sorry for your loss and know how much Gary will be missed by all. I hope he and John are out playing golf on the most beautiful golf course and catching up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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