Gordon John Sturko

STURKO

Gordon John

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dad, grandpa and great grandpa on July 19th 2015 in Penticton B.C. Predeceased by his loving wife Ellen and brother Michael, survived by brothers Larry and Darwin (Debby), his children Jerry (Lori), Grant (Sandy), Barbara, Craig (Cheryl) and Cat (Scott), 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Gord was born in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Surrey B.C. in Feb 1969 where he remained until moving to Penticton in September 1999. He was a pioneer in developing Junior Baseball in Whalley and spearheaded the building of the Whalley Ball Park as it exists today. He was a coach, a mentor and a “dad” to many. He will always be remembered for his unconditional love for his family, his outstanding character, his tantalizing wit, his open door to all, and his love for baseball. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Whalley Ball Park on August 15th 2015 from 1pm – 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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