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Gordon John Heywood

Saskatoon SK
- October 24, 2017

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Obituary

Gordon John Heywood of Saskatoon passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2017 at St. Paul’s Hospital at 68 years of age. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Jack and Violet who were both 69 years old at their passing. Gordon was born on April 14,1949 in Saskatoon. He grew up in Saskatoon where he completed all his schooling. He was an active athlete in high school and was also a team member of the Hilltops. Gordon was very successful in running his Culligan franchise. Retiring early, Gord spent the summer months between his cottage in Shell Lake and his Saskatoon residence. He spent the winter months in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Golfing was his true passion and he was fortunate to have played many of the top courses in Canada and the United States. Gord met many friends on his golfing and goose hunting adventures. For many years Gordon was an active member of the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club where he made many life long friends. Gord greatly enjoyed hunting, and he was a master at entertaining. Every guest left in awe of his hosting abilities Gord had a one of a kind laugh which earned him the nickname ‘Hap’. Gord marveled that his birth date- April 14 - was the same as date as Abraham Lincoln’s assassination as well as the sinking of the Titanic. This way no one would ever forget his birthday. Gord had a multitude of friends, who will truly miss him.
Rest in Peace my dear friend.

Funeral Details

Memorial gatherings are being planned both in Sun Lakes and in Saskatoon in the spring and will be announced.

Condolence Messages

Ian and Brooke Jeffrey

Written October 28, 2017 from Ottawa, Ont

We first met Gord in high school, where he and Ian played on the football team. After school we all spent many happy--and hilarious--hours playing bridge at the Jeffrey household. Gord was a superb bridge player and one with a sharp wit whenever "boneheaded" plays were made by his hapless partner, usually Brooke. Gord was also an excellent golfer. One of our favourite memories involves a camping/golfing trip to Waskesieu where many balls were lost to foxes and a moose, scores were sky high and the sun never shone, but a good time was had by all thanks to his sense of humour. That sense of humour was very much in evidence when he visited us in Ottawa after a lengthy trip to Europe and regaled us with stories of his misadventures, and again when we visited him in Phoenix. It never deserted him, as we saw more recently when we had dinner with him in Saskatoon. We can still see him sailing into the dining room with his walker, laughing and cracking jokes with the maitre'd. Although he will be missed, we know we were lucky to have known him for so long.