OBITUARY

Gordon Hugh Blundell

June 24, 1944November 15, 2018

On November 15 Gordon Hugh Blundell passed away peacefully at home in his sleep. Plagued by breathing issues and the continuous surgeries and ongoing hospital stays, his body had finally caught up to his broken heart that he suffered 4 years prior with the passing of his wife and true love, Brenda Blundell.

He was predeceased by his Birth parents , Elma Weston and Hugh Blundell, his step parents George and Murial Kinvig. Was also predeceased by his Father in law Don Mackenzie, mother in law Mabel Mackenzie, and recently by his brother in law Garry Mackenzie.

Left to cherish his fond memories as Dad are daughter Michelle Blundell and son Steve (Tammy) Blundell. Papa as he was lovingly known to his grandchildren Theron and Kylie Murphy, and Rhys and Haley Blundell. Affectionately known as Uncle Gordie to Erin, Jason, Ryan and Madison Mackenzie as well as Ian and Lesley Otterman. Other family members such as Bernie Mackenzie, Randy Mackenzie, Al and Linda Otterman and Gerald Otterman were all big parts in Gordies life.

Gordie was born in Belleville Ontario, but his family made the move out west to Vancouver during his infancy. He grew up in Vancouver being raised by his mother Elma, his aunt Lenore, and his Grandma Weston. It was not a conventional upbringing but offered more than enough love and direction. At 17 Gord joined the Navy. He was a proud crew member of the SS MicMac. In his early 20's Gordie left the Navy and followed his mother to Merritt BC, where he met Brenda and they started their family. By the early 70s the Blundells had moved to Kamloops and started their life with 2 kids and Gordies forever job at Lafarge Canada. He started as a labourer, and through hard work and persistence ended up as their local Purchasing Agent. He was a proud member of the local Lafarge family, he spearheaded many of their work and social affairs, and truly loved the company and his fellow workmates.

He also loved his community and was involved in the inception of the Booster Club for the Junior Oilers/Blazers. He will fondly be remembered as Mr Shootout during intermissions at the Blazer games, complete with Stripper music and the patented leg kick He was also proud to coach many kids in softball and hockey as his kids grew up playing those sports that he loved.

Please join the family and freinds in a Celebration of Life to say farewell, goodbye or good riddens to Gordie. December 6 2018, 2pm at Kamloops Alliance Church in their ministry center.

In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations can be made to JDRF, a cause close to Gordies heart.

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Gordon Hugh Blundell

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Rick Wile

December 4, 2018

Gordie was one of a kind. One of the finest people I've ever had the pleasure of calling a friend. My sincerest sympathies to his family and friends who he cared so much about. RIP dear friend. Your health struggles are over. You're in your happy place now and no doubt keeping hockey fans in heaven, in stitches, telling your jokes and stories. Missing you buddy !!

Buddy Jewell

December 4, 2018

Gord was great man and father and yes a great husband..always had a joke to tell me...good hockey man and volunteer..will be missed but never forgotten.

Jim and Shirley Coyle

December 3, 2018

Steve and Tammy,
Just spoke with Brandon and learned of the passing of your dad ,Steve. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
With love and friendship from Ontario
Jim and Shirley

Alan Hay

November 22, 2018

Although not my dad Gordie always treated me as if I was an extension of Steve. Always kind and always with a joke or remark he will be fondly missed.
Steve I share your grief brother as you know and will miss him dearly.
Love you all.
Al, Erin , and Jackson.

Krys Jarmana

November 22, 2018

Your father is at peace now and celebrating his reuniting with his beloved wive.

Gord and Brenda were both so smitten with each other. Sad for the rest of the family, but so happy for each other.

Sorry Steve I will not be able to attend Gord’s celebration of life, but I can tell u. I will always have the memories to chat about.

My prayers will be with you and your sister for your sad day.
♥️♥️♥️ Luv, Krys

FROM THE FAMILY