The family of Gordon "Gord" Armstrong of Swift Current announce his passing on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
The Private Family Graveside Service will take place at the Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Annette Taylor officiating.
For those wishing, memorial donation made to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital – NICU (345 3rd Ave S #1, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1M6) would be appreciated by the family.
Gordon “Gord” Armstrong, age 93, of Swift Current, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020 with his wife Gloria by his side at the Meadows – House 12, Swift Current.
Gordon Cecil Armstrong was born on April 8,1927 in Dundurn, SK to John & Adeline Armstrong, where he grew up on a farm with his four siblings. Gord married Gloria Beaumont, the love of his life, in 1952.
In his early years, he worked for Nutty Club in Saskatoon, SK before beginning his lifetime career with McGavins Bakery, where he worked for over thirty years. After retirement, he spent his time guiding and cleaning birds for American hunters.
Gord was known for his love of sports and being active in the community. He was involved in the Bronco organization for many years, a proud Bronco Buckaroo. He was also involved in the Swift Current Indian’s (57’s) Baseball Club. Gord received his ACT lifetime membership for 65 years of service this past year, an organization he was passionate about. He was also an active member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited for many years.
Throughout his life, Gord loved spending time with friends and family. He enjoyed doing anything outdoors — especially fishing, hunting, and golfing. Many summers were spent at Loon Lake, SK where he met with friends and family to share a love of fishing and watersports. Gord spent many hours tinkering in the garage, coming up with ingenious “fixes” for things using many rolls of Duct Tape. A neighbor once said, “If it wasn’t in Gord’s garage, you didn’t need it.”
Gord made friends wherever he went and over the years, many of those friends became like family. He could relate and visit with anyone, regardless of age. He especially loved children and had a strong bond with his grandchildren.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller
Gord is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gloria; his children, Dale Armstrong and Brenda (Steve) Cassidy; his five grandchildren, Desiree Armstrong, Christi Armstrong, Gordon (Corie) Armstrong, Jennifer (Tyler) Speir, and Brady (Bonnie) Cassidy; his seven great-grandchildren, Brody, Talan, and Miller Horner, Corbin Armstrong, Carter and Blake Speir, and Ella Cassidy; his sister-in-law, Dorothy Armstrong; his in-laws, Wes & Fern Beaumont and Allan & Eleanor Beaumont; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Gord was predeceased by his son, Brian Armstrong; his parents, John & Adeline Armstrong; his sister, Evelyn Evans; his brothers, Bob, Elmer, and Floyd Armstrong; and by his parents-in-law, Norman & Elsie Beaumont; and by his in-laws, Vic & Eileen Lehne.
A Private Family Graveside Service for Gordon Armstrong will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. A Celebration of Life is being planned for the summer. In memory of Gord and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital NICU would be appreciated by the family.
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