Gordon "Yorgi" Leonard Georgeson

1 June , 19335 March , 2019

Gordon “Yorgi” Leonard Georgeson 1933 ~ 2019

Georgeson, Gordon “Yorgi” Leonard passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Frances Georgeson, his siblings. Ted (Gladys) Georgeson, Velda Roberts, Walter Georgeson, Dale (Marj) Georgeson, Dennis Georgeson; brother-in-law Laurie Noren and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edith and Sidney Oxford. Gordon was born June 1, 1933, the 4th of 8 children born to Peter and Frances. He grew up in Avonlea, Saskatchewan and remained there until he started working with the Wheat Pool. Gordon began his construction job with the Wheat Pool in 1952 and built 36 elevators throughout the province. On June 2, 1956, Gordon married Weneen Oxford. His career took him and his family to many places all over Saskatchewan. In 1962 Gordon settled the family in Turtleford, Saskatchewan and it was home until 1978. Gordon and his family moved to Weyburn in 1978 as District Repair Superintendent with the Wheat Pool, where he eventually retired at the age of 58 in 1990 and remained there until his passing. Gordon had many passions in life, watching the Weyburn Red Wings play hockey and enjoying coffee and company at A & W in the mornings and McDonalds in the afternoon are only a few. Gordon made his rounds every day to various businesses in Weyburn after his retirement and everyone was familiar with the little green truck with “Yorgi” plates. Gordon and Weneen were also active members of the All Saints Anglican Church during their life in Weyburn. Gordon spent the last 50 summers at his beloved cabin that he built himself from scratch at Kopp’s Kove at Turtle Lake. He enjoyed boating, pulling water skiers, patrolling the beach in his golf cart and coffee at the South Bay Convenience Store. Gordon was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who knew him. Gordon will be loving remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Weneen; children: Nancy (Ivan) Watson and family, Kendra (David), [Merrick, Ava], Shalon (Alex), Stephen; Howard (Debby) Georgeson and family, Carrie (Evan), [Ethan, Noah], Eryn (Jordan), [Ashton, Jacob], Andrew (Alicia), [Ellie]; Robin Georgeson and family, Rylan (Josie), [Josh, Kassidy], Gary (Jackie) Georgeson and family, Katia, Wendel; Laurel Wheler and family, Kyle (Courtney), Alyssa, Troy; sisters, Edna Noren, Lynne (John) Landygo; sister-in-law Luella (Elmer) Erhardt and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with The Reverend Brian Woods officiating. A lunch and fellowship will follow the service at the church. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, 9 March , 2019

Gordon "Yorgi" Leonard Georgeson

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Mike& Charlotte Rogal

9 March 2019

Our sincere condolences on Yorgi’s passing. His winning personality and wit will be missed by many.
You’ll miss him certainly, but I’m sure there are many happy memories that will bring a chuckle in the days to come.

Ken Willy

8 March 2019

I enjoyed all the coffee breaks with Yorgi at the garage as well as his visits at Turtle Lake. My condolences to Wineen and family.

Joyce Stadler

8 March 2019

Weneen and Family:
You are blessed with many great memories - may they help console
you through this difficult time.

Dale & Debbie Gray

8 March 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of Yorgi's passing! Like many others, we will miss visiting with him at the lake. Sending our deepest condolences to Weneen and all of the family.

Harvey and Joanne Wood

7 March 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss the stories and laughter that came with Yorgi's visit.

Lynn & Vicki Cormack

7 March 2019

So sorry to hear. Coffee row will
not be the same. We’ve shared a lot of laughs over the many years.
He was a dear friend and will be sadly missed

Don and Louise Cochran

7 March 2019

How Yorgi will be missed, both in Weyburn and Kopp's Kove - he was a special friend everywhere. Condolences to Weneen and all the family.
Don and Louise Cochran, Radisson SK

Kelleen Johnson

7 March 2019

Condolences to the family. I remember the teasing, laughter, and good feelings we always felt whenever Yorgi was around. My nephews, Blaine and Davin, cared for him a lot, and they were filled with laughter every time Yorgi teased them. Yorgi never forgot a person he had met.

Bobbi and Elden Livingstone

7 March 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . We were so sorry to here of Yorgi’s passing.. Turtle lake will not be the same ... we have so enjoyed our visits with Yorgi over the years

Gayle Georgeson (Ealey)

7 March 2019

Dear Gordon

I send my love and know you will always continue on, you were a beautiful soul and so kind. Love always Gayle