Dr. Gordon Grant SLEIVERT
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SLEIVERT, Dr. Gordon Grant Oct.20/63 Apr.2/12 It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to announce the sudden passing of our beloved Gord. He will be unbelievably missed by his wife Kari and their 3 children Ben, Brianne and Lachlan, as well as his mom Heather (Joe) Frackson, his sisters Cindy (Kevin) Montgomery and April (Dan) Lagasse. In laws Bob and Yvonne Higginbottom, Shelly and Steve Akam, and Jodi and Stuart Guilbault. Nieces and nephews Lindsay, Paige, Jacob, Kurtis and Julina. Gord was predeceased by his father Doug. He also leaves many friends and colleagues too numerous to list. Gord's amazing accomplishments began with the completion of his PhD at UVic as an Exercise Physiologist in 1994. With that he carried on to work as a Professor at both the University of Otago in New Zealand and UNB in New Brunswick. From there he moved back to Victoria to complete his career with CSC Pacific where his visions thrived. Among the many highlights of working with CSC he was honored to be part of the Olympic movement in both the 2004 Athens Games and the 2008 Beijing Games. Gord's proudest achievement was being a dad to Ben, Brianne and Lachlan and this pride shone through in everything he did with them. From coaching their teams to volunteering as a Minor Hockey Executive, including President, he was always there for his kids. Boating, fishing and golf were some of his favorite pastimes which he taught his kids to love too. He always looked forward to his special times on Gabriola Island where many fond memories were created with his family. Gord was a person who loved life. His infectious smile, laugh and personality affected everyone who knew him. He has truly left a huge void in many peoples' lives. Gord's family would like to thank the CSC Pacific Staff, especially Wendy Pattenden. A celebration of Gord's Life will be held on Thursday, April12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at PISE 4371 Interurban Rd. In lieu of flowers and for more information please refer to the website www.cscpacific.ca 653126

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist on Apr. 8, 2012.
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April 18, 2012
Heather,Cindy,April,Kari,and family,
My wife, Sheryl,and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Gord's sudden passing. He was one heck of a teammate,friend,and inspired everyone he touched. The world has lost an awesome guy-God Bless.
Paul Bardal
April 12, 2012
We are so sorry to read of the passing of your son, Heather. Our sincere condolences to both you and Joe; and to your family.
Pat and Gary Aikin
April 11, 2012
I was very saddened to hear of Gord's passing. He was a big part of my time at Uvic in Human Performance in the late 80's. My thought are with all the family at this time.
Sincerely Matthew Jackson
April 11, 2012
Dear Kari, Brianne, Ben & Lochlan,

We are deeply sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers everyday. As a parent and volunteer Gord was an inspiration to us all. God bless you all.

Jody Kitts, Dave Ristau, Kelly & Katie Houlahan
Jody Kitts
April 11, 2012
Please accept our condolences on Gord's passing. Although we never met him, our daughter Alexa felt privileged to have known him as one of her supporters. We know he will always remain very much alive in the memories of everyone who loved, respected, and treasured him.
Please convey our sympathies to other members of your family.
Roman, Tusia and Nick Komarnycky
April 11, 2012
To Kari, Brianne, Ben, Lachlan, and the rest of your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through, but wanted you to know you're in our thoughts! Gord was an amazing person that has given so much support to everyone he has been involved with. I will remember him for all of the support and encouragement he has given me and my family through the years! Take care. Lots of Love. Laura Kingcott (Sapala)
Laura Kingcott (Sapala)
April 11, 2012
Dear Auntie Yvonne, Uncle Bob, Kari and family. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Gord's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Laurie & Paul Bullied.
April 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you . You are in our thoughts everyday.

Corey, Tammy, Emily and tayler bernard
Tammy Bernard
April 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you . You are in our thoughts everyday.

Corey, Tammy, Emily and tayler bernard
April 10, 2012
To Kari,Brianne,Ben and Lachlan, No words can express how sadly we feel for the loss of your loved one, Gord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by all.
Carol,Glenn, Lesley and Jason Guilbault
April 10, 2012
Dear Kari - we are so so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your children are in our thoughts. Gaye & Emily McLeod
April 10, 2012
I chose working for Gord over living in the same country as my husband - that should say something about the type of person, leader, boss and fried he was. I feel so incredibly blessed to have had the gift of knowing such an incredible leader and was inspired every day by his tireless drive to build sport in Canada and his devotion to his staff.

As a boss ... Gord gave me the freedom, support, advice and enthusiasm to develop professionally beyond what I ever thought possible within a few short years of being a dietitian.
As a leader ... Gord was the perfect leader in my mind. He provided the building blocks and support systems to allows his staff to drive sport in Canada forward. He had faith in his staffs' ability and expertise which allowed each of us to develop both professionally and personally.
As a VP ... Gord's ability to manage an insanely huge number of projects and staff blew me away every day. He did it with a smile on his face, always made time to chat and never showed an ounce of stress.
As a friend ... Gord genuinely cared about the well being of each of his staff and continually worked towards helping us reach a healthy work life balance. He always made the time to help me make decisions about school, education and special projects and provided heart felt advice that helped me make some of the toughest decision in my life. He was the only person who could have helped me make decision about grad school oversees and I am truly thankful for his time in helping me make a decision that would have such a huge impact on my career and life.

Gord was the best boss anyone could ever ask for (and I have actually said this about once a week in various conversations since 2009) and has done more for me professionally and personally that I could ever express. He supported me and given me the freedom to establish myself a a nutrition professional in sport and the confidence to pursue grad school. He one of the key players responsible for driving our medal count up and elevating sport in Canada. We have truly lost a legend and as CSCP staff past and present I know he has inspired us to carry on this legacy through our work.

The last email I received from Gord said “Thanks Dana.” I wish it was the other way around “Thanks Gord” for being one of the truly amazing people that you get the rare gift to have in your life. I thank you for all you have taught me and your contagious confidence, modesty, passion and smile.

Keep an eye on us here and make sure we doing a great job.
Dana Lis
April 10, 2012
Dear Kari, Ben, Brianne and Lachlan. There hasn't been a day that has gone by that I haven't thought of you all with a very heavy and sad heart. Please know that my thoughts are with you and I am sending you my sincerest condolences. Gord was a wonderful man who inspired so many. He will be deeply missed.
Cathy Beaman (Irwin)
April 9, 2012
Kari & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Gord was such a great friend, We are thinking of you and send our most sincere condolences .Gord will always be remembered for his beautiful smile.Tammy, Steve, Kayla, Codey and Karissa French.
Tammy French
April 9, 2012
Kari & Family,
So sorry and sad.
Take comfort in knowing that the legacy Gord leaves will inspire others to be more than imagined.
That smile and charm will last forever.
Tracy(McLeod) & Tim Rogers
April 9, 2012
Dear Kari and children, nothing can convey the saddness our family is feeling for you all, Gord was an amazing friend to so many people, more than he probably ever realized, our thoughts are with you and the the rest of the family in this saddest of times, nothing we can say will make is easier and we can not begin to even understand how hard this is for you all, but just know we are thinking of you and send our condolences, Ruth, Ian, Adam and Alyssa Cartwright
Ruth Cartwright
April 9, 2012
Kari and family,
Words cannot possibly express how sorry I am for the passing of Gord. He will be so missed. The world was and will continue to be a better place because of him. My thoughts are with you all now and always. His beautiful smile will be forever with us.
Tracy Price
April 8, 2012
I'm thinking of you and your children everyday.
Sharon James
April 8, 2012
Dear Sleivert family. My heartfelt condolences. Gord will be missed. I will always remember his smile which you could see from a mile away. He impacted many, many people and has left a legacy. My heart is heavy for the loss that you are feeling and the tragedy that he was taken too early. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that you and his memory are carried in the hearts of many. Sincerely, Kim McQueen
Kim McQueen
April 8, 2012
May Gord's love for his family, his passion for life, his dedication and hard work, and the legacy he left behind, help to comfort all who knew and loved him at his most difficult time.
With our heartfelt sympathy,
April Bardal and family
April Bardal
April 8, 2012
Cindy I am sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My prayers are with you and your family
debbie preston
April 8, 2012
It is with the saddest heart that we have to see this wonderful dedicated Man in the Obits, he was taken way to early from us. He will always be known in Sooke as an outstanding and friendly person. We will miss you Gord. Kari and the kids sending our love and peace your way..
Your Friends
Keith, Tracy, Kaitlyn & Erick Palle
Tracy Palle
April 8, 2012
To Kari and her wonderful family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of your special husband, father and friend. We remember some wonderful moments together laughing and sharing some good times. Tom and our boys, Carlin and Kyle, had some wonderful times fishing with Gord. You are all in our hearts and we shall be thinking of you. Love, Tom and Ane Marie Bennett
Ane Marie/ Tom Bennett
April 8, 2012
May Gord's passion and dedication to sport continue to live in the athletes and coaches he supported.

His work will continue to be seen for years to come as Canadian athletes go for their PBs. Every achievement and medal will honour Gord's efforts.

With deepest sympathies
BC Games Society Board and staff
April 8, 2012
To The Sleivert family espicailly his loving mom, Sisters Cindy, April, their spouses and their children ,and to his wife Kari, and their 3 children, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Gordie.
I had the privelage of being the Sleivert's neighbor, knew and played with all the Sleiverts kids. My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time, espicially to his wonderful and lovin ,caring loving Mom ( Heather)
You will be missed Gordie, and thought of fondly and proudly for what you accomplished in your life, as a awesome Sports Medicine Doctor. God bless you Gordie and RIP
Janelle Niebergall
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