Gilbert Schauer

Gilbert Schauer

June 3, 1928 - August 9, 2020
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Gilbert Carl Schauer of Eganville, Ontario a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
Gilbert was born on June 3, 1928 in Silver Lake, Ontario. He married Gwendolyne Weckwerth of Grattan Township and raised 5 children together.
As a very young man he learned to work hard and to take on whatever job was available to support his family. He held many jobs until he started his own bus business in Eganville which he operated with his wife for 37 years before retiring. He enjoyed the many children he drove to school each day and took great pride in looking after his buses making sure they were well maintained.
He retired from driving buses to take care of his Belgian horses up until the last few years.
He is predeceased by his parents, Carl and Mary (nee Marquardt) Schauer of Silver Lake and his beloved wife Gwendolyne.
Gilbert is survived by his 5 loving children: Joanne (Bill) Kolisnyk of Eganville; Darwin (Sherry) of Lake Clear; Kevin (Mary Lynn) of Lake Clear; Carolyn (late Tony) Zomers of Lake Dore and Paul of Eganville.
He was a good father and loving grandfather and great grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Gilbert was a strong, proud and a good person. Gilbert loved his family – his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His happiest moments were being at home and surrounded by family. He is loved and will be missed by many!
Visitation will be held at Zohr Family Funeral Home, 194 Jane St., Eganville, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. (Masks/ face coverings are mandatory inside the funeral home at anytime, If you do not have one, one will be provided for you upon arrival) A Graveside Service will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, 260 Jane St., Eganville.
In memory of Gilbert, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Tributes, condolences and donations can be made online at
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  • Visitation

    August 12, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    August 12, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    August 12, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    August 12, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    August 13, 2020 | 11:00am
    August 13, 2020 11:00am
    Grace Lutheran Cemetery
    260 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: RENFREW VICTORIA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.


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Jayne Brophy

Posted at 02:50pm
Carolyn and family . . . may the memories you cherish, bring you comfort in the days to come. With sympathy, prayers and understanding.

Meg McGrath

Posted at 08:43am
We are saddened to hear of the passing of such a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Such a good man will surely have left a legacy of wonderful memories. Our condolences to you all.
Kevin and Meg McGrath

Lois & Graeme Leonard

Posted at 06:53pm
The Schauer Family:
Our sympathies on the passing of your father. Gilbert will be missed.
He was blessed with a long life and a wonderful family.
Lois & Graeme Leonard

Colleen Chapman

Posted at 04:55pm
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Dad/Grandpa. Your Mom and Dad raised a beautiful family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mike and Colleen Chapman

Sherwood & Jean Lett Posted at 05:49pm

We have many fond memories of Gilbert. I (Jean) had him bussing my kindergarten classes to special events and places. A more a friendly bus driver could not be found. Sherwood so enjoyed there coffee times over the years. Gilbert meant so much to so many.❤️💐

Ann McIntyre

Posted at 01:46pm
My deepest sympathy is extended to all of you on the loss of your father/ grandfather. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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