Markstrom, Gordon “Gordie” Kenneth

April 9, 1942 – May 3, 2021
at the age of 79 years

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Gordie Markstrom in Salmon Arm, BC, on May 3, 2021, at the age of 79 years.

Gordie was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Henry Markstrom, his sister Sharon and his brothers Allan, Lorne and Keith.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maureen of Tappen, BC, his daughter Teresa (Sam) LeRose of Revelstoke, BC, his granddaughter Ally (Kyle) Chudyk of Langham, SK and his grandson AJ (Olivia) LeRose of Revelstoke, BC along with his great grandsons Toby, Ollie and Evan.

Gordie was born in Port Alberni, BC and he lived in various places in BC and in the Yukon.  His love of big trucks brought him to the mining and logging industries.  He was a miner/driver trainer and owned/operated Goldstream Trucking over 15 years.  Near his retirement he obtained his dream job as a caretaker of the Goldstream Mine north of Revelstoke.  He was called the ‘Swede’ by his co-workers and was a known troublemaker with his teasing demeanor.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather – you are always on our mind!

7 Comments

  1. So sorry to hear of Gordie’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Love John and Denice

  2. So sorry to hear about Gordie. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family Maureen take care. Gerry and Sherron

  3. Sending you and Teresa my condolences Maureen. I remember Gordie as funny and kind.
    Mom always appreciated how you both stayed in touch with her over the years even though you all moved so much!

  4. Sending you our condolences Maureen. I always enjoyed my chats with Gordie and you. Take care. Maybe we can have a visit soon. Kathie

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Gordy’s passing and send my condolences to Maureen and the family. Gordy was known and enjoyed by my family for many many years. My parents and would be saddened if they were still here.

    When I was a very young teen Gordy asked me to bring a case of my Dad’s beer up to him. I did and then never heard the end of it. 🙂

    Heather Durrand and also
    for Tyke Durrand & Idelle Durrand

  6. I delivered fuel to the Goldstream Mine for years. Always looked forward to talking to Gordie. Great guy. I always thought he had the greatest job in the world.

  7. So sorry for your loss, Moe. Roger has great memories of Gordie over the years. It was always so nice in the last few years when we would just randomly run into you guys. RIP Gordie.

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