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Date of Passing: Jan 28, 2022

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On January 28, 2022, Gord transitioned to the arms of the angels, lovingly embraced by his wife Deb (Kurbis). He is now reunited with his parents, Steve and Olga; brother Barry and Velvet; brother-in-law Roger Wasnie and nephew Randy Hughes.
He will be eternally cherished by his sons, Jared and Jodie (Ashley) and grandchildren, Zander and Zoey, whom he loved beyond measure.
Gord held his immediate and extended family in highest esteem. He will be forever lovingly remembered by Dorene (Paul) Hughes, Tom (Anna), Lawrence (Lillian), Betty Wasnie (Dan), Jean (Nicholas) Lanxon-Whitford, Curt (Heather) Kurbis, Sandra Kurbis and Richard (Donna) Kurbis.
Gord's fun-loving and generous nature granted him 'favorite uncle' status among many nieces and nephews. His door was always open and his heart was big enough to love them all equally.
Gord was athletically gifted and excelled at many sports. He especially enjoyed coaching his sons in hockey, baseball and football. The team windups in the backyard pool were an added highlight.
Gord developed lifelong friendships during his years in the Kinsmen Club of Selkirk. He devoted endless hours chairing fundraising committees and firmly believed in the Kin motto of "Serving the Community's Greatest Needs." He spent six years on the Arena Fundraising committee and was instrumental in acquiring the seats for the new Selkirk Rec Complex from Chicago. Several Kinsmen are like brothers to him, they know who they are.
Gord graduated from LSRCSS in 1972. He was accredited with the Assessors Association of Manitoba, and went on to achieve his certificate in Real Property Assessment from UBC. He retired as Residential Valuation Coordinator for the province of Manitoba after a 35 year career.
Gord dearly loved our years at the cottage at Bird Lake, playing guitar, metal detecting, trips to Mexico, creating stained glass pieces, woodworking, boating, fishing and especially gathering with friends and family.
Cremation has taken place. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so wish, memorial donations may be made to the Selkirk Community Foundation, Kinsmen Fund.

My one and only "Bridge over Troubled Waters" has laid down to rest.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Accidently heard of Gord's passing while updating my address book. Thinking of you all Debbie, Jared, Jodie and grandchildren Zander and Zoey. Al and Sharon Hemminger and Family - Posted by: Allan D Hemminger (Cousin) on: Mar 04, 2022

  • I was so saddened to read of Gordon's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you ,as I know how sad this time is for you. Grace & Gary - Posted by: Grace Koshyk (cousin) on: Feb 14, 2022

  • Very sorry to hear about Gordon's passing Deb. He mentored me, was a solid contributor and worked in the most progressive and difficult office in Manitoba. The Selkirk office was cutting edge - with names like Young - Barbour - Leskiw -Doolan - Olson - Hopko and Briggs. Seems just like yesterday. My deepest sympathies to YOU - your children and their children Z & Z. - Posted by: Glen L.Bell (Colleague - In Assessment Services Manitoba and the A.A.O.M.) on: Feb 07, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies to Debbie and family - Jim & I worked with Gordie for many years and he was always a devoted co-worker and will be remembered and considered a good friend. R.I.P. 🙏 Our condolences Jim & Bernice - Posted by: Jim & Bernice Habing (Friend & Co-worker) on: Feb 06, 2022

  • Debbie, Jared and Jodie; Our deepest condolences on the loss of Gordie and your dad. You have such amazing memories of him. We remember how kind, caring and funny he was. - Posted by: Bob and Judy Carey and family (Friends ) on: Feb 05, 2022

  • My deep condolences to you Deb. I wish you peace and the comfort of family and friends. Marnie - Posted by: Marnie Barker (Coworker of Deb) on: Feb 05, 2022

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