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RODWAY, Gordon Desmond
June 4, 1946 (Winnipeg, MB)
March 6, 2017 (Calgary, AB)
Surrounded by family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gord after a courageous battle with cancer. Gord was born and raised in Winnipeg, spent time in Vancouver and settled in Calgary. He is survived by his loving wife Jan, son Mike (Kendra, grandchildren Owen and Olivia), son Chris (Kathryn), sister Susan Swaak (Jan), niece Natalie (Jason, children Arianna and Jan), niece Karolien (Serdar, daughter Kayra) and sister-in-law Linda Horiuchi. Predeceased by parents Fran and Bill Rodway and in-laws, Bonnie and Jim Horiuchi. Gord's passion and excellent work ethic led him through a career in sales, management and construction. He also demonstrated his commitment to his community through his tireless work with the Calgary Celtics and Calgary Caledonian Soccer Club achieving several national championships. Gord was an avid billiards player and shared a love for socializing with his family and friends. Special thanks to all the doctors and staff at the South Calgary Health Campus in the Rapid Access Unit and Unit 66 as well as Unit 47 at the Foothills Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted in Gord's memory by the Alberta Cancer Foundation for the Lung Cancer Screening Research Project. Donations can be mailed to Suite 300, 1620 29th St NW Calgary, AB T2N 4L7, or made by calling 1-866-412-4222. Please specify your donation is for the Lung Cancer Screening Research Project. A celebration of Gord's life will be held at the Braeside Community Association (11024 Braeside Dr SW, Calgary) on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Gord please visit

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Published in Calgary Herald from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2017.
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May 3, 2017
Apologies for the delay. We both have very fond memories of Gord, condolences to the family. He will be missed.
Lynda & Alan Davies
March 28, 2017
Jan and Family,
Gord was such a great guy and good friend to our family. I have so many memories of fun times spent with him and my Dad, while camping and at family events. He was like an Uncle to my sister and I, and was always helping us with projects - most recently helping build my deck.
Our thoughts are with you guys.
Mikey & Catherine Chaykowski
March 27, 2017
Dear Jan, We were all saddened to hear of Gord's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving.
Friday Night Curling Club
March 14, 2017
I was proud to have worked with Gord, and he was always a jolly fellow. My prayers go out to you Jan, I hope that you can look forward with the knowledge that Gord was well liked and respected
Sid Wealleansd
March 13, 2017
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal Love leaves a memory no one can steal!! Deepest condolences on your loss, Tracy Burgess
Tracy Burgess
March 12, 2017
Taken last October in Sherwood Park
Dear Jan and Family, While we are saddened with the loss of a friend, our thoughts are with you and our Prayers are for you as you deal with the tremendous loss. Gord always brightened our day and we will certainly miss his joyful laughter.
Glen and Helen Smith
March 10, 2017
Dear Jan and Family,
It is with deepest sadness that I heard of Gord's passing. May he rest in peace. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Mary Fraser & family
Mary Fraser
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