After a courageous battle with cancer Gordon Emil Schindler passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 43 years, Wendy, two sons, Bryan (Jody) of Maple Ridge, Keith (Karen) of Port Alberni, granddaughter Lily Fletcher of Grand Prairie, sister Margaret Wright of Pitt Meadows, brothers, Bob (Marilyn) and Dan of Salmon Arm and a host of other relatives throughout British Columbia.
Gord was born in Kamloops, BC on August 21, 1950, residing most of his life in Salmon Arm where he met the love of his life Wendy and raised his two children. He worked with the BC Government Liquor Store for 36 years, followed by 5 years managing Setter’s Cold Beer and Wine Store developing many friendships with his customers along the way. In his younger days he was active with sports, excelling in baseball and hockey. He was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs supporting them during the good and bad times. In later years Gord loved golf and curling, and was an active member of both the Salmon Arm Golf Club and Salmon Arm Curling Club.
A celebration of life will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm on Saturday afternoon, November 29th at 2 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. A reception will follow in the Mountainside Room at Bowers, allowing time to continue sharing memories and stories of Gord. Interment to follow at a later date in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm.
Online condolences may be sent to Gord’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium.