August 17, 1948 ~ December 13, 2018
We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and son-in-law, Gord, passed into the arms of Jesus after a courageous journey with cancer. He was surrounded by family in the comfort of his home, and in his final hours was covered in love, prayer and song.
Gord was truly one of a kind and will be remembered for his quick wit, his gentle spirit, his giving heart and his steadfast faith. He was fiercely devoted to his family, always putting their needs before his own.
Growing up on a dairy farm in Beausejour, Gord learned the value of hard work from an early age. His work ethic served him well while he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering and throughout his career as a realtor. For over 40 years, he dedicated his professional life to helping people find a place to call home.
Left to cherish Gord’s memory are his beloved wife of 46 years, Cheryl; his children Chris (Lorne), Edward (Dominique), Pamela (Graham) and Barrett (Larissa); his grandchildren Kendra, Brooklynne, Mya, Keaton, Eli, Christopher, Dillon and Quinn; and his dear mother-in-law Vicky Obrodovich. Also left to remember him are his brothers and sisters Margaret, Mervin, Ruth (Walter), Leona (Wes), Deanne (David), and David.
Gord was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Susan Peitsch, his sister Eleanor, and his father-in-law Michael Obrodovich.
Gord, Dad, Grandpa, we know you are free from pain, but we want you to know how much we will miss you here and how grateful we are for the impact you have had on our lives. You chose to embrace this quote from Cesare Pavese: “We don’t remember days; we remember moments.” Thank you for fighting so hard and thank you for giving us so many moments to remember.
Heartfelt thanks to the exceptional staff at CancerCare and the incredibly compassionate Palliative Care team.
A celebration of life will be held at Eastview Community Church, 315 Maxwell King Drive, on Saturday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to CancerCare Manitoba are appreciated.Print This Obituary & Condolences