The family of Robert Gordon are saddened to announce his passing on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Audrey Gordon, and loving father to Sandra (Hanna) Gordon, and Lisa Gordon.
Robert Ernest Charles Gordon (Bob) was born and raised in Quill Lake on August 24, 1938, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 29 in Kindersley.
He is survived by his loving wife Audrey and daughters Sandra (Hanna Pettersson) Gordon and Lisa Gordon; and his brother Richard (Pearl Herscovitch) Gordon. He was predeceased by parents Charles and Edith Gordon; his sister Frances and her husband Charles Broomfield.
Bob grew up in Quill Lake and spent a great deal of time pair figure skating with his cousin Betty-Ann in the winter and competing in track and field in the summer. He started university in Engineering and left after a semester to work on a survey crew up north. He found his way back to the University of Saskatchewan completing his B.Ed. and BSc in 1964 to become a teacher. One of Bob’s first jobs was in Lethbridge where he taught science and also coached and competed in track and field. He had a love of cross country running but also did high jump, long jump and triple jump, occasionally using his skills to leap over campfires. He then moved to Preeceville to teach and that is where he met his future wife, Audrey. They were married in August of 1969 and settled in Kindersley. As a teacher Bob was very patient and kept attention and discipline in class with fun experiments, keeping a variety of animals wild and tame, walking the halls with his iguana Nick, and playing pranks whenever he could. Bob loved music whether it was listening to it, playing the piano or singing questionable songs. Bob taught both of his daughters the wonder of the world, to always be prepared when driving anywhere, a deep love of thunderstorms and the knowledge that he was always proud of them both.
He had a love of bowling and also enjoyed getting out for a round of golf. On his retirement from teaching, he and Audrey were able to enjoy traveling. They did multiple cruises, bus trips and other visits around Canada and to 29 different countries all over the world. He was always the quiet one in the back with a huge smile, making the person beside him laugh by making funny comments and quietly causing mischief whenever he could. Bob will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community. He was also one of the founding members of the Laturnus outlaw clan and was much beloved.
Due to COVID travel restrictions a celebration for Robert will be held at a later date. An announcement will be made when details are finalized. Condolences may be sent to www.kindersleyfuneralhome.com
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