In Memory of



Obituary for Gustav Bush

BUSH, Gustav
February 13, 1949 – March 17, 2023
It is with broken hearts that the family of Gus Bush announces his passing on Friday March 17, 2023 at the age of 74. Gus died peacefully after numerous health issues, with his loving wife of over 52 years, Donna (Spino) by his side. Gus was born in Hultsfred, Sweden. Shortly afterwards, his Estonian born parents Aleksander and Salme relocated to Canada where Gus then made his roots in Hamilton, Ontario. Gus met Donna, the love of his life, at McMaster University, in 1969. They married October 10,1970. Together, they created a family of 2 children, James and Jennifer. Gus was a wonderful grandfather to Jessica and Wyatt, and great grand-dad to Abee, Charlie, Stefanie, and Kristopher. Gus was an exceptionally talented craftsman, working with exotic wood. Each piece was uniquely handcrafted. Some of his finest creations include many guitars, ukuleles, and a violin with custom violin case. Gus was well known for his Bushcraft pieces that included special keepsake items such as music and jewellery boxes, jewelry, and puzzles. Gus also enjoyed playing harmonica with the Burlington Harmonica Club, and Kawaratha Marine Modellers, and enjoyed building model boats and steam engines. Gus always loved boats and started his career at the Hamilton Harbour Commission. He had a long and rewarding career at IBM and subsequent programming contracts at several large energy and insurance companies. In retirement, he pursued his passion of driving big trucks. Vice-grips, Grandad, Gus, you were a man of many talents, with a creative eye, sharp mind, and skilled hand, but most importantly you were kind, honest, and loved by all who knew you. You will be forever cherished and deeply missed. Visitation at Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia on Thursday March 23, 2023 from 11:00 - 1:00 A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Caledonia, internment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Caledonia to follow. If desired, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation