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Born: Jul 13, 1957

Date of Passing: Jul 06, 2022

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July 13, 1957 - July 6, 2022

Gordon Victor Emek passed away peacefully at the Gimli Hospital on July 6, 2022 one week before his 65th birthday.
Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife Loree; his brothers, Doug (Bev), Ross (Donna) and Marsh. He will also be greatly missed by his stepdaughter Krista Bernier (Claude), stepson Michael Kolly, granddaughter Haley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gord was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Margaret and first wife Carol.
Gord was born in Winnipeg and lived in numerous homes in the city until he retired. It was then that he decided he had enough of city life and bought a house in Matlock. Gord had spent many happy summer holidays in Matlock at the family cottage.
Gord was an avid curler and had numerous men's teams as well as a mixed curling team. He entered numerous bonspiels and enjoyed curling as well as the social activities that followed.
Gord also loved golfing and enjoyed the golf vacations we took throughout Canada and the United States. The majority of them were with our "trusty " van that we affectionately called Bertha.
He was always anxious for the summer to come so he could spend time at the cottage with all the family. The family grew of course, and his sister-in-law Bev, was in charge of finding space for everyone who wanted to stay and visit. She also organized the meals and whoever was there pitched in. Usually mattresses were spread out on the floor to accommodate everyone and nobody complained.
Gord's pride and joy was his granddaughter Haley. She had a special place in his heart and he would do anything for her. He enjoyed "geocaching'' with Haley, Krista and Loree and it was always a competition as to who would find the cache first. He also enjoyed our BINGO nights and playing cards.
After Gord retired he spent a lot of time woodworking which was his passion. He also enjoyed helping Marsh, Brad, Jim, Brett and Ashley with house repairs and working alongside his brother Ross doing odd jobs for Marsh's work.
Thank-you to Dr. Fulmore, the nurses and staff at the Gimli Hospital that took great care of Gord during his last few days here.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gord's name to CancerCare.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at Green Acres Funeral Home, Highway 1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Dear Loree and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gord was one of the good guys and his passing came to soon. Gord had a gentle heart and deep intelligence. He was among the first bright staff hired from RRCC and he proved his worth over and over. The Canada Revenue Agency was fortunate to engage his calm presence and eager smile. I was very fortunate to work with him for many years. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Alexandra Ivanoff (Friend) on: Jul 29, 2022

  • Hi Loree & Family - I just wanted to express my sincere condolences to you on the passing of Gord. I did attend the service yesterday but left right after. I met Gord through my friend John Bjornson and curled on that team at the Heather where we were fortunate enough to win the Club Championship two years in a row. Always liked Gord with his calm, gentle and always positive attitude towards everything and everybody. I deem it a privilege and honour to have known him. Sincerely, Ken Mitchell - Posted by: Ken Mitchell (Friend Through Curling) on: Jul 19, 2022

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Loree. I loved the smell of his colt cigars and of course his cologne. He was a great team leader and a pleasure to work for. Thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Debbie rutherford (Previous co worker) on: Jul 19, 2022

  • Loree and family - I am deeply sorry to hear about Gord’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Gail Woloski (Previous co-worker) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • Saddened to hear of Gord’s illness and passing. Condolences to Loree & Family. I knew Gord to be kind, soft spoken, always the gentleman; but also fun away from work. Too young . Rest In Peace Gord. Megan MacBride - Posted by: Megan MacBride (Previous CoWorkrr) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • My condolences to Gord's family. Gord was our best player & Ross our best goalie. Many fond memories. - Posted by: emery campbell (hockey teammate) on: Jul 17, 2022

  • I was saddened to hear of Gord's passing. I have fond memories of working with him & Loree at the Tax Centre. He was always very kind. My condolences to Loree & Family. - Posted by: Lucie Leduc (Friend) on: Jul 17, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss Loree. I hope you find comfort in your family and friends at this difficult time. - Posted by: Donna Kolly (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of another hockey buddy. Gord was a skilled player and a reliable and congenial teammate. An all-round good guy. All the old AARDVARKS will remember him fondly. - Posted by: Jock Rodgers (FRIEND) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Rest in peace Gord. Condolences Loree and family. Always enjoyed our dinners. Henry and Elaine Gowryluk. - Posted by: Henry Gowryluk (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

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