Gordon W. GambleDecember 15, 1934 ~ July 20, 2017 (age 82)
December 15, 1934 - July 20, 2017
Gordon Gamble, 82, a lifelong resident of the Medstead area, passed away peacefully at the Wheatland Lodge in Leask on July 20, 2017. On August 1, a service for family and close friends was held at the Medstead Lutheran Cemetery. This was followed by a celebration of life held at the Medstead Community Center. The service was officiated by Delores Beaulac accompanied by the fiddle music of John Roth.
Gordon was survived by his immediate family – brothers Dick, Dave, John (Grace), and Keith (Linda) and sister Genevieve (Russel) Works.
From his extended family, he is survived by his step children Kathy (Don) Benson, Helen (Sid) Poole, Veronica (Rick) Eyberson and Tom (Philomen) Harty.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, brother Edward, his wife Myrna, stepsons Leo, Frank and Paul Harty and sisters-in-law Lillian and Patti.
Gordon was born at Forest Bank, Saskatchewan, to Wendell and Ellen Gamble on December 15, 1934. He was a hard man to catch, and at age 45 married Myrna Harty, after which he continued to live and work on the family farm.
Gordon was a quiet man who became well known for some of his pastimes. Many of his passions included farming, sawing on mills (including his own), welding, and creating a variety of tools. Some of the best garden tools ever designed came from Gordon’s shop. Many will remember Gordon saying, “I think I could make one of those.” In the evenings, Gordon would be often found playing his fiddle. Gordon took pride in having a three year supply of firewood, perfectly stacked, and ready for winter. In the summer, Gordon loved fishing, camping and working in his vegetable garden.
Gordon’s family would like to thank the staff and management of Rose Gill Lodge at Rabbit Lake and the Wheatland Lodge at Leask for the care given to Gordon during his stay there. The Gamble and Harty families would also like to thank Mark and staff at the Beau “Lac” Funeral Home of Spiritwood. Thank you to Delores Beaulac who led the internment and celebration of life. Her heartfelt stories of both Gordon and Myrna Gamble will be cherished.
The family would also like to express their gratitude to the Medstead High School who helped prepare the hall and the wonderful lunch which was provided by Medstead Lutheran Ladies.
Thank you to the Medstead community for their donations and support as well as those who contributed to the charities of their choice.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau "Lac" Funeral Home, Mark Muir, Funeral Director, Spiritwood (306-883-3500).