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GORDON BALANDUK (GORD)
Born: Jun 30, 1939
Date of Passing: Jul 08, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
June 30, 1939 - July 8, 2020
Gord is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barb, his sons, Dave (Beth), Phil, and Barry (Marcella). He will be missed by his grandchildren, Alex, Christie, and Allyssa, and also by his sisters-in-law, Diane (Ray and family), Margaret (and family), and brother-in-law Doug, who he could talk with for hours trying to figure out how to win the big one. Gord was predeceased by his mother Pauline, Auntie Ann and Uncle Paul, and grandson Danny.
Gord began his career at the Board of Grain Commission. He then worked for the Federal Government before moving on to Red River Community College in 1969. He became a Registered Industrial Accountant in 1973. Gord also taught night classes for the Certified Management Accountants at the University of Manitoba. He was very proud of his career as an instructor which lasted 35 years before he retired in 2004.
Gord was the ultimate homebody and had a great sense of humour. He enjoyed handicapping the horse races at Assiniboia Downs, trying out his 'system' on the casino machines, and playing the lottery. Dementia made these hobbies too difficult as the years went by.
A true animal lover, Gord loved the family dogs, fed the backyard rabbits and birds, and rescued the flies and spiders that made it into the house.
The family would like to thank the 911 Operator, the First Responders, the St. Boniface Hospital ER staff, and Dr. Barac and the wonderful staff in the ACCU for their caring and compassion during this terribly difficult time.
In accordance with Gordon's wishes, cremation and a private family interment service have taken place.
For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 18, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I had Mr. Balanduk as a teacher in accounting when I went to RRCC in the 1984-85 year. He was a super nice guy and would always say something to make me laugh. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Mark (A student of his in 1984 accounting class) on: Aug 10, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. Gord always offered a smile and usually a joke every day during the time I was his student and then again during the years I was a colleague. I have many fond memories that I will continue to carry with me. Offering hugs and condolences Barb, Barry & Marcella and to the rest of the family. - Posted by: Cynthia Lone (Colleague ) on: Jul 29, 2020
Our sincerest condolences to the Balanduk family. We have known Phil for twenty years as a nearby neighbour at Falcon Lake. We will be thinking about you and want you to know we care about you through this time of sorrow with the passing of your Dad. Regards, Carl & Terry Shier - Posted by: Carl Shier (Friend to son Phil) on: Jul 19, 2020
I will miss my friend. We spent many years working together and I always knew "Uncle Gordy" could make me laugh. His quick and kind sense of humor made him popular with his students and fellow instructors. - Posted by: Kim Dyck (Friend) on: Jul 19, 2020
Sincere Condolences to Barb & Family. Memories of Gordon when him & my brother Roy used to hunt gophers at the old homestead in Hadashville when they were young and swim in the river with the dog. I always admired Gordon for his drive to further his education and so he did on his own time and with Great success. I also want to mention that Roy passed away this March 22/2020, both hunting buddies are together now. - Posted by: May Reznik nee (Toporoski) (Second Cousin ) on: Jul 18, 2020
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