March 8, 1944 - July 13, 2017
It is with incredible sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Gordon Gajausky at the age of 73 on Thursday, July 13th. Gordon passed quietly at the Health Science Centre after a fierce battle with an enlarged heart and its complications. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Amanda and Michelle, grandsons Keighan and Kwynlen, as well as extended family and friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the incredible staff of HSC, whose kindness and compassion will not soon be forgotten.
Gordon grew up a farm boy in Libau, Manitoba, but was gifted with an adventurous spirit that found him travelling extensively to Europe, Mexico and Australia. It was on the beaches of Sydney that he met the woman that would become his wife, and together they moved back to Winnipeg where they started their family. As well as a traveller, Gordon was an avid motorcycle rider and owned many throughout his life. He was always a lover of music and books; especially the books of Steven King.
Everyone that knew Gordon knew him as the hardest working man you could ever know. A constant handy man he could regularly be found tinkering or building; whether it be a piece of furniture for his home, a tree house for his daughters when they were kids (and his grandson in later years), finishing a basement, renovating rooms in the family home or building an entire cabin on his own, his energy seemed endless. In his spare moments, he was only too happy to give a helping hand to friends and family in any jobs they had as well. When he did allow himself time for relaxation he enjoyed spending time at the cabin with friends around the fire telling stories, reading Steven King novels, listening to his extensive vinyl record collection and endlessly laughing and telling jokes.
A man of many skills, Gordon was a trained baker as well as a very talented cook. His fearless skills led to him becoming adept in a plethora of cuisine types, as well as mastering various difficult desserts. Gordon also greatly enjoyed making homemade wines, spirits and beers, and was not afraid to experiment with various ingredients such as dandelions and rhubarb. In his later years he found the most joy spending time with his grandsons.
Above all else, Gordon was a man who will be remember by all who encountered him as a generous, kind, funny, adventurous, hardworking man who gave far more than he took. He will greatly missed and fondly remembered.
As he requested, Gordon was cremated and he will placed next to his brothers Gerald and Dennis in Libau, Manitoba. A service will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent on Sunday, August 13th, from 6 - 8 pm.
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