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Gordon Shewfelt

Gordon Shewfelt

Sunday, April 12th, 1936 Monday, February 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Gordon Alexander Shewfelt

April 12, 1936 ~
February 18, 2019

The family of Gordon Alexander Shewfelt is deeply saddened to share the loss of our beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Displaying love, courage, dignity, faith and wit to the end, surrounded by family, music, and caring staff, he passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Care Group. Gordon is predeceased by his parents, Mary Agnes and John Milton Shewfelt, his brother, Lorne Gibson Shewfelt, and his sister, Muriel Elizabeth Leonard. Gordon will remain lovingly in the thoughts of his children Karen (Lyle) Letain, Wendy (Paolo) Lizzi, Maureen (Ross) Abbott, and John (Kathryn) Shewfelt, his cherished grandchildren Kyle Fish, Adrian and Julia Lizzi and Grace Shewfelt, his dear friend Patricia Bourns, his sister-in-law Adrienne Shewfelt, and many nieces and nephews. We will miss him every day. Gordon was born on Easter Sunday in Belmont, Manitoba. He grew up in Cartwright where he attended school and worked at his father's Creamery business. In 1955 he completed the Dairy Course at the University of Manitoba. In 1961 he married Kathleen (nee Hollis) and together they created their family. Gordon continued to work in the dairy business until his retirement in 1996. In retirement, Gordon enjoyed fishing time on the Lake of the Woods, and volunteered passionately for the Canadian Cancer Society, helping with fundraising events, and as a volunteer driver. Gordon moved to Thunder Bay in 2008, where he continued to devote himself to volunteer driving with CCS, and very much enjoyed attending Thunder Wolves and Border Cats games with his family. We are so appreciative of the dedicated and expert care Gordon received from Dr. James Toppin and Maureen, and the skilled compassion of the health practitioners in recent months at TBRHSC and St. Joseph's Care Group. We will celebrate his life on Monday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m., at Sargent & Son Funeral Home. Reception with light lunch will follow in the hall. On-line condolences may be made at Should you desire, Gordon would be honoured by any donations in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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    Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel
    21 North Court Street
    Monday, February 25th, 2019

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Murray Auld

Sorry to hear the news of Gord’s passing. I spent a number of years in Kenora seasonally renting a room from him while railroading there. Gord was always active, he was quiet a character, always seemed to be helping someone out. That was just his nature. He was a good man who will be missed. Murray Auld
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Elgin Snider

I worked with Gord from 1978 into 1981 out of Grove Side Dairy in Dryden when both Dairies were part of Modern Dairies for Beatrice Foods. Gord definitely knew the business! Cherish the memories Elgin Snider
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R&G Marchiorello

Wendy, Paulo and family our sincere condolences in the loss of Wendy's Dad Gordon. So sorry to read of your loss. Ricky & George Marchiorello
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Jim and Louise Seeley

Wenday and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today Jim and Louise Seeley
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Wendy and Family Our prayers are with you and your family. sincerely Jim & Louise Seeley
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