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GORDON RUSSELL POLLREIS (GORD)
Born: Apr 02, 1947
Date of Passing: Jul 25, 2019Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
GORDON RUSSELL POLLREIS
April 2, 1947 - June 25, 2019
Gord will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his loving wife of 37 years, Dianne; children, Andrew (Bonnie), Cheryl Gervais (JP) and Brian (Joy); grandchildren, Owen, Paige, Caleb, Alora, Luc, Lauren and Addie; sister Judy Bailey (Ed), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Malcolm in 1955; mother Florence in 2011; his brother Gary in 2016, and close friend Wilf Schmidt in 2010.
Gord was born in Dauphin, Manitoba, but moved to Winnipeg at an early age, growing up in the west end. He worked at Chrysler Parts Depot for 31 years, retiring in 2002.
He was always involved in sports. He played hockey and loved coaching Midget up to Junior levels for over 30 years. He enjoyed golf and curling, but his true love was baseball, giving him the opportunity to travel to tournaments along with making countless friends and memories.
Gord lived life to the fullest. He was devoted to his family and friends. He loved to play games whether they were on his iPad, or card games, especially Old Maid or Pea Pool with his grandchildren. He enjoyed the backyard swimming pool, especially watching his grandchildren learn to swim. No matter where he was there was always fun and laughter.
The family thanks the home care workers who are dedicated to client care and kindness, especially Ana and Corinne, nicknamed by Gord as "Lucy and Ethel" and also for the amazing palliative care support.
A celebration of Gord's life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the McClure United Church, 533 Greenwood Pl.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Gordon's memorial page at IntegrityFuneralPlanning.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to McClure United Church or a charity of your choice.
Cremation & Funeral Planning
204-295-5408 - IntegrityFuneralPlanning.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 06, 2019
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
I was truly shocked this morning when, thinking of Dianne, a did a search with her name and found out that Gord has passed. Tears came to my eyes as I remembered each time that we met at Standard's Aero Christmas party. One of the truly good people that I came across in my life. My thoughts are with you Dianne. - Posted by: Christian Tremblay (Colleague of Gord's wife) on: Oct 09, 2019
My sincere condolences to Diane and her family on the death of her dear husband, Gordon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Jackie Blonski - Posted by: Jackie Blonski (Former member at McClure United Church) on: Jul 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss Dianne. Will always cherish the great memories with you and Gord. Gord will never be forgotten. HUGS - Posted by: Kim Militere (Friend) on: Jul 14, 2019
My condolences to you, Brian and Joy, and the rest of the family. I hope this time is used to celebrate his life and bring you all closer as a reminder of what he helped build with you all. - Posted by: Wilson (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you, Brian and Joy, and to all your family. - Posted by: Brad and Stephanie Ocharuk (Friends of Brian and Joy) on: Jul 12, 2019
Dianne and family, so sad to hear the news of Gord's passing. I fondly remember our days together at Standard Aero publications and all the social events with Gord. Truly a gentlemen and always good for a laugh. Kind thoughts, Paul Soubry - Posted by: Paul (Friend) on: Jul 12, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Diane and family. Just remembering the years working together at Chrysler. Gord was a jokester and loved teasing and playing pranks on the Summer students each year. He was also kind and thoughtful. I was surprised one year when he brought me back a coffee mug from Warner Brother Studios with LIZ on it. I used it every day at Chrysler until I retired and I still use it today. R. I. P. - Posted by: Liz Bodnar (Co-worker at Chrysler Canada) on: Jul 11, 2019
Very saddened to hear about Gord Diane. I played many years of good baseball with Gord. My condolences to you and the children. I have nothing but good memories of Gord as we were very close during our baseball years. He once told me that when he was with you and the kids that was exactly where he wanted to be. RIP my friend - Posted by: Bob Macaulay (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2019
To Bonnie and Andrew and Family: sorry to hear of the loss of your Father and Father-in-Law. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you families at this time. Sincerely, Linda Bakowski - Posted by: Cliff Bakowski (Friend to Bonnie Pollreis) on: Jul 07, 2019
My deepest condolences to you Dianne and your family on Gord’s passing. Though I didn’t see Gord often, I remember how pleased he was to have been able to come to my Dad’s 100th b-day celebration. It’s such a loss for you and my thoughts are with you in the days and weeks ahead. - Posted by: Coralie Bornais (Sort of a cousin to Dianne) on: Jul 06, 2019
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