Surrounded by the people he loved, Gord passed away peacefully at the Mazankowski Heart Institute on June 9, 2015 at the age of 72.
He was a loving husband of 46 years to wife Pat, a good father to son Donald (Amy) and daughter Brenda (Bev), and loving grandfather to his grandchildren Abby, Kira, and Rhys. Gord was predeceased by both his parents, Frank and Hilda, and his sister Claire.
Gord enjoyed cooking up a storm in the kitchen, working in his workshop on the lathe, or just creating something out of wood or acrylic. Come spring, his favourite pleasure was to be at the baseball diamond umpiring a game, chatting it up with the catchers, and interacting with coaches and players.
His Celebration of Life will be held Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Zion Missionary Church, 5058 – 2 Street, New Sarepta, AB. Following the service, please join the family for refreshments at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, 2A9.006 MAHI, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7; STARS Air Rescue, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7; or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985 – 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9.