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Gordon Leslie Dunn

October 2, 1932 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 86)

Gordon Leslie Dunn, age 86, passed away peacefully at the Meadows in Swift Current, SK on January 5, 2019. Born on October 2, 1932 in Burstall, Sask. to John and Jean Dunn, the youngest of 12 children, Gordon took all of his schooling in Burstall.  He worked at several jobs in his youth until he got his job at the elevator in Westerham and he met Doris while spending spare time in Leader.  They were married April 7, 1955 in Sceptre.  Gordon worked for numerous Co-ops over the years and lived in Leader, Portreeve, Sceptre, Gull Lake, Shaunavon and then in 1991 their life came full circle when they moved back to Sceptre to retire.  Through Gordon’s many career years with the Co-op, he held many positions like Branch Manager, Manager of Branch Operations and General Manager.  He loved what he did and was proud of all the branches he overlooked with Pioneer Co-op.  Gordon was a people person and met many, many people from the small towns where the branches were.

As far as sports goes, Gordon enjoyed sports of all kinds and through the years he took on roles of coach, chauffeur and cheerleader.  Gordon was proud of his children and then later was equally proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Even after retirement, the grandchildren would stay for a few days in the summer at “Camp Sandhills” where grandpa would find many, many rules to break with them.  Gordon and Doris made many miles up and down the road to attend anything their grandchildren and great grandchildren were doing like: dance recitals, music recitals, Christmas programs and many sports events.  While living in Sceptre, Gordon kept busy helping out at the Great Sandhills Museum and helping with the water system for the town, he later worked with Roy Boylan as an electrician’s helper.  Something Gordon was noted for was always having a flag flying in his yard.  He took pride in making sure that his flag, and the village’s flag, were always in tip top condition.  After Doris’ passing in 2017, Gordon moved back to Gull Lake to be closer to family.  He was able to reconnect with many people while attending games at the Gull Lake Rink.  Gordon enjoyed his time back in Gull Lake until December 2018, when due to declining health, he moved into Clover House at The Meadows in Swift Current where he lived until his passing.

Gordon leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Murray (Pat) Dunn of Beaver Flat, SK, and Perry (Vickie) Dunn of Medicine Hat, AB;  his daughter, Connie (Glenn) Straub of Hodgeville, SK; his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Pam (Trevor) Gedny of Gull Lake, SK –their boys, Dylan and Logan, Jennifer (Errol) Munt of Gull Lake - their children, Aidan, Madison and Macy, Kalyn Dunn (Alyssa Varty) of Red Cliff, AB - their children, Rayne, Layla and Natalie, Nicole (Blade) Davie of Swift Current, SK - their children, Taytum and Jayda, Whitney (Joel) Smith of Medicine Hat, AB - their girls, Rachel and Kara, Riley (Melissa) Straub of Hodgeville, SK - their daughter, Sawyer, and Shayna Dunn (Austin Kuzmiski) of Medicine Hat, AB.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marlene Barrie; and brother-in-law, John Fluter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Doris; his parents, John & Jean Dunn; parents-in-law, George & Iona Widdis; siblings, John Dunn, Harold (Clara) Dunn, Cecil (Marg) Dunn, Redge (Irene) Dunn, Raymond (Anne )Dunn, Bert (Jennie) Dunn, Lester Dunn, Glen Dunn, Cecelia (Alan) Ross, Geraldine Fluter, and Gerald (Betty) Dunn; also Doris’ siblings, Bruce (Elaina) Widdis, Gordon Widdis, Phil Barrie; and several nieces and nephews.

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