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Passing of UA Member Gordon Grendus

November 21, 2017

On Thursday, November 9th, 2017, we suffered the loss of our dear husband, father, and brother.

 Gordon was born in 1953, the sixth child in a large family of what would become fourteen.  Growing up in a farming family, there was always plenty of work to be done.  But there was still time for fun – he and his siblings played baseball, soccer and tag.

 He attended Heather School and finished his education in Lemberg, Saskatchewan.

 In his late teenage years, he left home to work in Vancouver.  But farming was still in his heart, so he returned to Saskatchewan to work at home with his parents.

 In 1971, he studied the Bible and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 Gordon met Pamela Lori Anne Lutz in 1977 and he promised her that if they were married, life would never be boring.  They were wed on May 13th, 1978 and he kept true to his word.

 A few years later, Gordon and Pamela welcomed a son in 1981, Stephen Arthur, and a daughter, Amy Julia, in 1984.

 All his life, Gordon loved to work hard.  He attended trade school and became a plumber, pipefitter, gasfitter, and steamfitter.

 Work often required travel to large industrial construction projects throughout Western Canada.  They lived in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Grand Prairie, but Gordon and Pam finally settled back in the Fort Qu’Appelle area.

 As a talented craftsman, he built three houses for his family and enjoyed the work of his hands.  Gordon also painted and loved playing guitar, with a soft spot for Bob Dylan.  He was always ready with a joke or some silly improvised song lyrics.

 Gordon will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, and hospitality.

 Gordon is predeceased by his parents, Leon and Julia, and his sister Sylvia.  Gordon is survived by his siblings, Dennis (Marilyn), Lorne (Cathy), Wayne, Loretta (Dwight), Linda (Mel), Wesley (Kathy), Valerie (Hugh), Debbie (George), Brenda (Greg), Terry (Alicia), Owen (Tammara), and Michelle (Jeff), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


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