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John Mungo Angus “Gus” Faux

John Mungo Angus “Gus” Faux


An sepia photograph of John Mungo Angus Gus Faux

Obituary for John Mungo Angus 'Gus' Faux

November 23, 1945 – October 23, 2021

John Mungo Angus Faux, or Gus, as most people knew him, was born in on November 23, 1945 to Linda Alison Mungo Park and Dr. Francis Reginald Faux. He was the youngest of 3 boys. Along with his older brothers, Geoffrey Faux (born 1937) and Chris Faux (born 1940), Gus grew up in Bolton at Briarfield, a large house opposite Holdens Mill. Whereas his brothers went to boarding school in Sussex, Gus attended a boarding school closer to home at Cotsbrook Hall School and then on to Secondary school in Scotland, at Rannoch School in Perth and Kinross. Gus had very fond memories of Scotland and loved the clear Scottish sea and the rugged landscape. Gus studied art at the Jordanstone College of Art and Design and subsequently obtained a teaching certificate.

Gus moved to Canada in 1980, settling in Regina. Gus was well known in Regina and was very involved in the arts, whether it be visual arts (drawing, painting), music (lyrics, production), or theatre (playwriting, production). He was particularly involved with the Globe Theatre in Regina.

Gus moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989 where he also got involved in the arts community, working as an Usher for the theatre at Simon Fraser University and worked on various tasks at the Gallery Gachet. He also had extra roles in various movies, including Deadpool, where he appears in the office fight scene.

Gus was known for his charisma, quick-witted humour, artistic capabilities and his kindness.

He is survived by his 3 children, Zara Faux, born in 1974, Aesha Faux, born in 1975 and Raefe Mahadeo, born in 1987, and also by his partner of over 20 years, Maureen McKane, who he affectionately called Moe.

The following text is an excerpt from a poem that Gus wrote from the Further Adventures of Lao Tzu, a book of poems and songs that he wrote and that was published by Multicultural Books in 2000:

There’s a gap in the reason
the space we call breath
it’s that time in between
your birth and your death.
Make what you can
dream beautiful thoughts
it really doesn’t matter
if all hopes come to nought.

In Loving Memory

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