November 3, 1928 - Janary 2, 2016
Vic Althouse was born on November 13, 1928, in the Kelvington district. He was the tenth of 11 children born to Nickolas and Hedwig Althouse. The family moved to the High Tor district south of Porcupine Plain when Vic was quite young, returning to the Nut Mountain-Kelvington area when he was in his teens.
He began a career with Saskatchewan Power Corporation in 1950, working as crewman bringing power to farms and towns of the northeast in the early 50s.
Vic married Ruby Brooks in 1952 and began raising a family in Humboldt, moving to Invermay as District Operator, to Foam Lake as District Operator and finally, as Charge "DO" in Saskatoon where he retired after 33 years
He enjoyed the challenge of his work, his love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing at every opportunity, but that was still secondary to his love of horses.
Vic continued to be a loyal Lions member over the years and was designated a lifetime member.
Vic moved for a time back to Foam Lake where he and Evelyn became companions. The next move was to Nut Mountain where his tiny house became the meeting place of all great hunters and horsemen.
Vic died at 6:25 a.m. on January 2, 2016. He will be missed and mourned by his sons, Keith (Pat) and Kim (Leona); his grandchildren, Pam and Ashley; as well as his five great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Elsie.
Vic was predeceased by two infant daughters; his grandson Craig; brothers, Hank, Wally, Carl and Fritz; sisters, Florence, Mary, Anne, Vera and Hazel.
As Vic would have told you,
"Don't go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path... ..and leave a trail."