Born in August 1956 at Matsqui, BC, Gord entered into rest peacefully on February 12, 2012, at Christina Lake, B.C., at the age of 55. He is lovingly survived by his spouse, Carolyn Ray; his daughter, Crystal Sandstrom and her spouse Joe; his grandson, Zachary; along with sisters and brother: Beverly, Rosanne and Robert; his cousins, Karen and Dave Smith; and many other extended family members.

Gord was an avid golfer and loved to fish. A celebration of life will take place at the end of April or May 2012. Once arrangements are finalized, details will be provided.

A special thanks to Allison Hall, Wendy Maida-Wilson, Crystal Sandstrom and Karen Smith for their support during his last hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y-3H5, (250) 762-6381, e-mail: interior@bc.cancer.ca. Grand Forks Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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