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Born: Jan 17, 1933

Date of Passing: Oct 30, 2017

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MAJOR J. G. COUTTS, CD Sadly on October 30, 2017, at the Grace Hospital, John Gordon Coutts passed away at the age of 84, after many years of health related issues. Gord will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Mavis, who he lovingly called Mame. His son Mike, daughter Brenda (Ray), his granddaughters, Keri, Stacey, Kristin (their mother Pat) and great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Alexis, Lincoln, Rachel and Ian. He was predeceased by his parents, Gordon Milne Coutts and Margaret (Blanche) Elizabeth Coutts. Gord was born on January 17, 1933, in Selkirk, Manitoba. He had many careers over his lifetime. Retiring from the Manitoba Department of Health after approximately 24 years. Gord was very proud of his long military career and the long term friendships he developed during his service. Gord joined the Fort Garry Horse when he was 14 and then later transferred to the Lord Strathcona's Horse. In 1953, he was deployed to the Korean War. On his return from Korea, he returned to the Fort Garry Horse and then joined the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He achieved the rank of Major during his military career and after his retirement from the military he stayed active on advisory boards for both the FGH and the QOCH. Gord loved being surrounded by family and friends and was always there to provide guidance, assistance and support. We will all miss his long stories about his adventures and his sense of humour. In keeping with his wishes, a funeral will not be held. A private interment will follow at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to make a donation to the Manitoba Lung Association. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • We enjoyed many fine camping adventures with Gordon & Mavis with the Winnipeg Wandering Wheelers. Always a gentleman and good story teller. Our condolences to Mavis and the family. - Posted by: Gina and Rodney DeVos (Friend, camper) on: Nov 16, 2017

  • Gord was a true friend and mentor to me. Even though we have not been able to spend much time together the past few years he will always be in my mind and heart. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Mame, Michael and Brenda!! - Posted by: Jim Tvedt (Friend) on: Nov 15, 2017

  • I worked with Gord quite a number of years and he was a great guy in many ways. He was very funny, understanding and kind. He will be missed. My condolences to Gord's family. - Posted by: Jan Weedon (Former work colleague) on: Nov 14, 2017

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