December 19, 1932 – March 20, 2013
Gord passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with non Hodgkin Lymphoma on Wednesday March 20, 2013.
Gord was born in High River and raised in Calgary after the premature passing of his father in 1941. He remains friends with his classmates from Western Canada High School. He graduated with a BSc from University of Alberta on a hockey scholarship in 1956, followed by a BEd from the University of Calgary in 1964.
He developed his love for the outdoors in his first career as a geologist, before serving as a teacher with the CBE and DND in Germany. He then returned to the oil patch with Pan Canadian, PetroCanada, finishing his career with CAPP.
Though he travelled extensively, he always returned to hike and ski in his beloved Rocky Mountains. Gord was an all-round athlete, and avid tennis player, but thought he might take up lapidary when he got old.
He is survived and sadly missed by his children: Glenn (Christine), Wanda (Robert), Darryl (Pam), Alison (Kyle), and close confidants Marion and Elsie. He is also remembered by a large circle of wonderful friends and neighbors, as he always believed “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold“.
Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of his life at the Calgary Winter Club (4611 14th St. N.W.) Calgary, AB on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
In living memory of Gordon Steeves, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences