Joseph (Pete) Auger

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Joseph Napoleon Auger

Also Known As: "Pete", "Peter"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elk Lake, Temiskeming, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Lemaitre Auger and Victoria Marie St.Jean
Husband of May (Mamie) Auger-Bouma
Father of Gary William Auger; <private> Marcoux (Auger) and Private User
Brother of Vitaline (Vic) Auger; NOELA DELIA AUGER; Hormidas Napolean Auger; Marie Auger; Joseph Louis Edward Auger and 4 others

Occupation: Retired Master of what ever he tried.
Managed by: Private User
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About Joseph (Pete) Auger

HE WORKED AS A MINER FOR THE HOLLINGER MINES IN TIMMINS, ALSO AS A MILKMAN FOR TIMMINS DAIRY ,UPON MOVING TO WINDSOR ,ONTARIO HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE THEN S.W.& A RAILWAY, THE FORERUNNER OF TRANSIT WINDSOR. IN THE MID 1950s HE WENT TO WORK AT DINSMORE CONSTRUCTION AT 5:30 AM AS A LABOURER AND CAME HOME ABOUT 12:30 A.M. AS A FOREMAN ON THE 401 HIGHWAY BETWEEN WINDSOR & TILBURY. THROUGH THE TIOME HE WAS DOING ROAD CONSTRUCTION HE TRAVELLED TO VARIOUS PARTS OF ONTARIO DOING HIWAYS INCLUDING HIWAY#69 FROM THE FRENCH RIVER TOWARDS SUDBURY ONTARIO.ON ONE SUCH JOB HE WAS APPROACHED BY EUCLID EQUPMENT TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR TO OPERATORS OF THIER 10 TON SCRAPERS WHICH HE TURNED DOWN AS HE WOULD HAVE TO TRAVEL CANADA WIDE. SHORTLY AFTER LEAVING THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS HE ALONG WITH WILFRED WENT TO WORK FOR CANADIAN DYNO MINES IN GANANOQUE ONTARIO UNTIL THE TIME OF THE AUTO ACCIDENT IN WHICH HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR OVER A YEAR AT SEVERAL HOSPITALS STARTING AT ST.JOSEPHS IN CHATHAM,AND THEN FOR SEVERAL MORE MONTHS AT GRACE HOSPITAL IN WINDSOR WHERE HE HAD A SORT OF CRUSH ON HIS NURSE MISS SWEET,(GOOD EYE DAD) AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS HE WAS AGAIN TRANSFERRED, THIS TIME TO THE ONTARIO MENTAL HOSPITAL IN ST. THOMAS

DUE TO MENTAL DISORDERS CAUSED BY THE AUTO ACCIDENT.THE TREATMENT HE RECEIVED THERE ALLOWED HIM TO HEAL MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY AND TO RETURN HOME TO HIS FAMILY.

AFTER HIS RECOVERY HE WENT TO WORK AS THE NIGHT JANITOR AT THE S.S. KRESGE STORE AT 2451 DOUGALL RD .AT DORWIN PLAZA,UPON LEAVING KRESGES HE STARTED TO DRIVE CAB AT RIVERSIDE TAXI, A JOB THAT ALLOWED HIM TO MAKE A LIVING AND BE OUTSIDE WHERE HE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE, AND WHERE HE BECAME THE TOP MONEY MAKER OF THE COMPANY UNTIL HIS STROKE WHICH WAS THE FINAL STRAW THAT ULTIMATELY TOOK HIM , WHILE HE WAS IN A NURSING HOME IN AMHURSTBURG ON MARCH 20 ,1971

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Joseph (Pete) Auger's Timeline

1911
June 5, 1911
Elk Lake, Temiskeming, Ontario, Canada
1939
December 15, 1939
Age 28
Timmins, ON, Canada
1971
March 20, 1971
Age 59
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada
March 23, 1971
Age 59
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada