SANDERS – Gordon passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2008 at the age of 75, after a brief illness. Gordie was born in North Battleford, SK in 1933. As a young man he found his way to Alberta where he worked and lived the rest of his life. From 1954 to 1991, his occupation was keeping the power on for Canadian Utilities and later, Alberta Power. After his retirement, he continued with his passion for woodworking full time. He had a well-established workshop in the garage where there were no limits to his creative, imaginative and innovative abilities. He paid painstaking attention to every detail of every piece he turned out, which numbered in the thousands. He is particularly known for his beautiful clocks. There is nothing he couldn’t build or repair. In addition to being a master craftsman, Gordie was an avid fisherman. His sweetest hours were spent in the boat or on the hard water in winter with his son, grandchildren or treasured friends. Gordie was a talented and generous man with a larger-than-life spirit that was gentle, strong and profound. Left to live with the void and silence of his passing are, his wife Kate of Stettler, AB; daughter Wendy of Lacombe, AB; son Robert “Bob” (Gail) of Slave Lake, AB; daughter Lory (Neil Featherstone) of Carmangay, AB; grandchildren, Asha Sanders, Mitchell Pierce, Trent Sanders and Matthew Sanders. He also leaves to mourn a host of good and cherished friends. Gordie was predeceased by his parents Cliff and Ida; parents-in-law Jim and Mary Hannah; brother Robert; sister Mary Ann; and brother by friendship, John Chwelos. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at the Stettler United Church, officiated by Rev. David Denholm. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Stettler United Church or charity of donor’s choice, c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.

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