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Gordon Espey

Gordon Wilbert Espey

Monday, May 23rd, 1932 - Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
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Obituary

With tremendous sadness we announce the passing of Gordon Wilbert Espey on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the Riverdale Health Center, Rivers, Manitoba. For all the many people that knew Gordon, he will be remembered as a kind and gentle man that enjoyed sharing in a conversation. Gordon was born May 23, 1932 in the RM of Blanshard, near Cardale, Manitoba. Gordon and Joyce farmed in the Cardale area until 2014 when they retired and moved to Rivers. Gordon was an active member in the community for most of his life centered around Cardale United Church, curling and caretaking at the rink, sitting on a few boards here and there, and anything else that needed doing, as long as it included coffee at Dora’s. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce of 67 years and cherished daughters Judy (Charlie Hall), Lois and Lori (Jason Milroy). He is also survived by his step family including grandsons Graeme (Andrea), Tyler (Channy) and great grandsons Liam and Matix. In addition, Gordon is survived by many nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Annie Espey, brothers Roy (Lil), Harvey (Mabel), Art (Doreen), Allan (Betty) and sisters Edna (Ted) and Bessie (Eddy). The Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be planned in the Spring of 2021. The family would like to say a special thankyou to the staff and caregivers at the Riverdale Health Center Palliative Care Unit for their exceptional care and compassion. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Gale

Posted at 06:39pm
To my friend Lois and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. His memory will forever be in your heart and his spirit watching over you.
Gale & Denis
RH

Rick Hall

Posted at 11:42am
To Joyce and Family
We are sorry for your loss. Gordon was a vey kind man and will be missed by all who knew him.
We offer our sincere condolences on behalf of the Hall Family.
Rick & Ruth

Willemien Lankvelt

Posted at 11:07pm
Dear Joyce and girls.
We are so sorry to hear about Gordon’s passing.
We have so many fond memories of Gord, Cardale rink, at Dora’s, in the back pew of Cardale church just to name a few,
He was always interested in everyone’s life. I remember always a big smile and a genuinely nice man.
He will be missed by many.
Sincere condolences at this difficult time
MW

Myrtle Wooldridge

Posted at 07:42pm
Joyce and family--My sympathy in the passing of Gordon. Sincerely, Myrtle Wooldridge
TG

Tina gray

Posted at 08:55pm
Lois and family
So sorry on the loss of your father,,,our deepest sympathy...Arvyn/Tina Gray
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