Obituary of Gordon Hockey
February 15, 1933 – February 10, 2017
It is with greatest of sorrow that we announce the passing of Gordon Hockey. Gordon passed early on February 10th, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on February 15th , 1933 in Grande Prairie and was raised on the family’s homestead. Gordon returned to Grande Prairie 37 years ago where he purchased the last piece of the homestead from his brother. The Hockey Homestead has been in the family for 104 Years.
Over the years Gordon was successful in many businesses and ventures. While working at Rodachers he met and married Verna, his wife in 1957.
Gordon farmed, worked on the rigs and seismograph, worked in tire shops, put up metal buildings, worked construction and built homes, owned and operated service stations, owned and operated a bakery, bought a saw mill and sold rough lumber.
With Gordon’s vast experience and knowledge in many areas he taught his children and grandsons construction, mechanics, and good old common sense. The boys grew-up next door to their grandparents on the Hockey homestead.
Gordon is survived by his wife Verna, his children, daughter Debbie Kerluke, her sons Tanner and Michael and his son, Robert. Gordon is the last of his siblings to pass; and is survived by the many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families with whom he kept in touch.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, 17th February, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (11212 - 102nd St Grande Prairie), followed by a Celebration of Gordon’s life in the Cultural Hall.
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home (780) 830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com