LOVERIN, GORDON JOHNSTON
“Good Old Gord” also known as “The Chief” passed away peacefully January 27th, 2015 at David Lloyd Jones Home. He was in his 90th year. Gord was born on March 21st, 1924 just outside Hazenmore, Saskatchewan, otherwise known as Section 35, TWP #9, Range 9, West of the 3rd Meridian. He was one of 14 children of John and Pearl Loverin and was the last survivor. Gord was predeceased by his loving wife Catherine in 2001. They had four children, Gary, Darlene (Jim), Richard, Dean (Julie), grandchildren Denny (Lisa), Darren (Shannon), Katherine, Laura, Mark, Joel, Geordie and Kaiden. Great Grandchildren; Kyra, Teya, Nolan and Morgan. Gord spent 29 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force (Ottawa, Trenton, France, Winnipeg and Regina) before retiring to Kelowna in 1972. He started his Real Estate career with Okanagan Realty, then with Block Bros., and finally with Coldwell Banker. Gord had many passions, some of which were collecting antiques (1907 Triumph Motorcycle) military badges and coins. What he liked most was “making the deal, and talking to the people!” Gord was always one to initiate a card game. Whether it was 31, crib, poker or bridge; anything to make a couple of loonies. Gord loved his games of golf at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Over the years Gord was involved with the Westbank Lions Club where he spearheaded the First House Lottery which raised money for the move and upgrading of the Westbank Community Hall. At one time he was also known as the “Unofficial Mayor” of Westbank. Gord was also involved with “The Burtches” which is now a subsidized residence in Kelowna. Gord was always thinking and always ready to have fun no matter what it involved. It usually involved having a “Short-one”. Appleton Rum and short on Coke. In the later years Gord resided at Sandalwood Adult Community, where he had many good friends and good times. We wish to thank Sharon Loverin Whaley and her husband Jim for always being involved in our family. We also as a family would like to thank the Staff at David Lloyd Jones Home for making his last days most enjoyable. Special thanks to his long-time Doctor – Dr. Grant Chamberlain for assisting him on his many visits. A celebration of Gord’s life will be held at a later date. If you hold shares in “Appleton Rum”, GORD SAYS SELL!!!!