We Remember


November 26, 1955 — August 26, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved Gordon Heatherington, who passed away on August 26, 2023, at the age of 67, after a brave and courageous battle with an aggressive cancer.

Gordon was born in the rural municipality of Daly, Manitoba, during a Manitoba snowstorm, on November 26, 1955, to Joan and Clifford Heatherington.

He is survived by his two children, Mackenzie and Cameron; and their Mom, Sandra Heatherington; sister Laura Bushek; niece Amy (Jay) Bushek; nephew Adam Bushek; great nephews Colton, Carter, and Alexander; many extended family members, and many friends. He has touched the hearts of many.

Gordon had many animal hobbies thru the years from saltwater fish aquariums, frogs, and lizards, to cats and dogs. However, his real enduring passion was with his motorcycles and the many journeys, from Manitoba, to BC, to AB, to Wisconsin, and across the USA to the south in the Florida Keys, and way up north to the Yukon.  Many stories of the roads well-traveled.  He was always looking for a new great ride and always looking for adventure.

Always excelling in all things electronic, Gordon enrolled with the Canadian Armed Forces after graduating from high school and was stationed in Egypt as a radio technician. After four years of dedicated service to his country, Gordon made many career choices for himself, including being a lumberjack in BC. His final career choice was the technology service sector.

A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of Cottonwood Care Centre and Kelowna General Hospital for their compassion and great care.

In honour of Gordon, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

As Gordy would always say …..“Yep it’s all good…its’ a great day.”

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  • Michelle Ganrude says:

    Laura and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and love to you.

  • Barbara Roberts says:

    Deepest sympathy on your loss; it is a pain like no other. We’re sending love and strength your way as you all navigate through your sorrow.

  • Susan Farmery says:

    Gordon was one of a kind for sure and I always enjoyed his company whenever we crossed paths . Sending hugs to family and friends at this sad time .

  • Lili Blackwell says:

    I remember meeting Gord many times when Amy and I were teenagers and Cameron and Mackenzie were just little. He must’ve seen so many amazing things on his travels! I am very sorry for your family’s loss. Thinking of you all, Lili

  • Mary - Paul Bushek says:

    So sorry to hear of Gordons passing..
    With all of our love to you and the family.
    Mary,Paul & Anne

  • Pam & Daryl Sather says:

    Dear Laura and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. We hope he no longer suffers and is at Peace. Sending our sincere sympathy to you and your famly as you grieve the loss of your dear brother. Rest in Peace, Gordon! Thinking of you in the days ahead. love you Pam and Daryl

  • Linda Baker says:

    Sending hugs. lots of them. And light. Lots of it.

  • Leslie (Hall) Van Norman says:

    Sandy and family; I am so sad to see Gordon’s obit. I used to work with you and Gord at Merchant’s Consolidated many years ago. All through the years, I have wondered how you two were, where you were living, how life was going. And here I come to find we live in the same town! ! I am hoping you can e-mail me @ lesandsam@gmail.com and we can catch up. Again, I am so sorry to see Gord’s passing, I remember many fun times as Gord’s friend throughout the 70’s & 80’s. Sincerely, Leslie (Hall) Van Norman

  • Jane kaplan says:

    Dear Laura and and family, So sorry for your loss, sending love and prayers Jane and Rick Kaplan,

  • Cathy cotter says:

    Laura so sorry for you loss give my love to your kids know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you love cathy

  • Duane Bell says:

    When I heard Gordy died, a couple of days ago , it brought back a flood of memories. So I kn0w when we were in High School at La Crosse Central we had several adventures, from going to San Jose, Cal. to climbing the bluffs. That trip to the West Coast was when we were runaways our Sophomore year, I think. When we left that morning we had no idea where we were going. We were going to go see Fred up north or out west, or whatever. We had a Journal that we kept track of where we were, etc. We caused a lot of commotion and a lot of things got turned around and upside down . I know I lost track of where Gordon was , how he was, etc., and I wish I had not. I know there are several people that wanted to have some communication with him. We were friends once, and I did miss him. I am sorry for your loss, and pray that the Lord will send His Angels to comfort you.

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