|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1951|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2004|
Mr. Gordon Beck
BECK - Mr. Gordon Beck, resident of Yorkton, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2004 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 52 years of age. Gordon Andy Beck was born on March 21, 1951 on the family farm at Togo, Sask., the son of Alex and Rose (Sarafincean) Beck. He attended Alva, Makaroff and Togo Schools. Gordon married Joyce Babuik on July 22, 1972. This marriage was blessed with a son Dean in 1976, and a daughter Tracy in 1980. Gordon's greatest joy in life was being a father. He enjoyed every precious moment from changing diapers up to the very special close relationship he now had with his children as adults. His life centered on time spent with them and their special partners, Derilee and Adam. He was proud of their accomplishments and was always there for them. He spent many hours with them having coffee, playing cards and board games. Gordon loved becoming a Grandpa in 2000 to Dean's daughter Tiara who held a very special place in her Grandpa's heart. To many people, Gordon seemed shy and quiet, but once you got to know him, his humorous, fun-loving nature would shine through. He made many lasting friendships. He was currently employed at the Holiday Inn and MacDonald's. Gordon loved nature and never tired of what each new season brought, greatly enjoying the backyard bunny. His trips to the valley he was born in rejuvenated him and gave him great pleasure. He loved having coffee with his friends and family - he always was up for a coffee. He enjoyed going for long walks, helping Tracy plant the sand cherry bushes, looking after the yard, and barbequing. In his rare spare time he enjoyed fishing, tinkering with his car, and putting things together in his workshop. When Gordon met Linda, his love of good food and her love of cooking guaranteed a lot of happy special times often including both families. Gordon loved to dance and soon taught Linda the two-step. Many happy times were spent on the dance floor-and oh could he dance! His big heart allowed him to add to his family, he called Linda's family his second family, He was so very good to all of them, especially Lisa, Jared, Amy and Jason and he was proud to be Kayla's Gido. He also loved to spend time with his brothers, sisters, family and friends. A sincere hard-working friendly caring individual, Gordon always put the concerns of others ahead of himself. He took great pride in helping others and friends like family, were always treasured. Gordon was a wonderful and loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Gordon was predeceased by his Father Alex, Mother Rose, nephews; Randy Miller, and Curt Beck. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son Dean (Derilee Boliziuk), daughter Tracy (Adam Yeo) granddaughter Tiara, brothers Walter (Rose), Bill (Pauline), David (Donna) sisters; Kathleen (Fred) Balak, Marlene (Richard) Smith, special nieces and nephews and their families, his very Best Friend Linda Timoffee and her family; daughters Lisa (Jared Dietrich) and Kayla, Amy (Jason Loveridge), and all of Linda's family and friends. He will also be remembered by the mother of his children, Joyce Babiuk and his mother-in-law Doris (Steve), and all of his sisters and brothers-in-laws and his many dear friends.
A Service of Comfort was held on Thursday evening, March 4, 2004. The funeral service was held on Friday, March 5, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. Linda offered recollections and remembrances of Gordon. Three taped selections were played, 'Amazing Grace', 'Peace in the Valley' and 'On Eagles Wings'. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion with Dale Prokopchuk, Larry Eddy, John Huziak, Anton Huziak, Rick Nagy and Don Shuparsky serving as the Casketbearers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Yorkton Memorial Gardens
Yorkton Census Division
Plot: Garden of Crucifixion
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54240152
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