Brother Gus (1925-2012)

While Bro. Francis and myself were at our General Chapter in Brittany for nearly 4 weeks, our confrère in Southampton, Bro. Augustine (Gus), stayed in our Liverpool community, one he knew well having spent much of his teaching apostolate at our Liverpool school, St. Francis Xavier's College. He himself was born just around the corner from Everton's ground in north Liverpool and was a lifelong Everton's fanatic.

However, Gus' health had deteriorated over the past few months and within a few days of arriving in Liverpool he was admitted to hospital with kidney and heart problems. He ended up spending over 3 weeks there before passing away peacefully yesterday evening.

My last photo of Gus, taken at Beaulieu in the New Forest in February this year.

Christmas 2006

Gus was a very popular, lovable Scouse rogue with a natural sense of fun. His Chemistry lessons were renowned for their explosiveness! I think you could describe him as an old school maverick, one who very much did things his way. He was also a very prayerful, devout man and a pleasure to be with in community.
Francis and I (and many, many more besides) will miss him dearly.

R.I.P. Gus

Christmas 2010


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