Gordie left us suddenly and far too soon at the age of 33.
He was born in Salmon Arm and raised in Sicamous, graduating from Eagle River High in 2000.
Gordie’s kind-hearted and gentle nature taught us to treat all living creatures with kindness and respect. He never spoke un-kindly to others, he always said “you never know what kind of a day they are having”, he always released the fish he caught and he even took his respect as far as releasing spiders and “stink bugs” into the great outdoors, if they found their way into the house.
Gordie moved to Vancouver and became a Red Seal Cement Mason. He excelled in his profession, working on many large scale projects like the Olympic Village site in 2010. His work can be seen in many locations around the Lower Mainland.
He loved nature, & being outdoors; always respecting the environment; whether he was enjoying it on his rugged mountain biking trails or in his kayak or while he was fishing. Gordie loved to travel, see the world & meet new people. He & Brian traveled to Thailand, he loved the exotic food and sites.
During the last while, Gordie lived with his girlfriend Shauna, in the Okanagan, traveling between Osoyoos & Peachland, looking out for his Grandparents. He would make sure they were well, had companionship, shoveled driveways and many times got them to their doctor’s appointments.
We thank our friends & family & Gordie’s school buddies, co-workers and many friends for being there for us during this stressful time. We would also like to thank the wonderful people at Bowers Funeral Service, for their compassion and sensitivity.
Gordie will be lovingly missed by his parents; Rob & Terri Jensen and his brother and best friend, Brian; his Grandparents, Elaine &Gordon Nixdorf, his Grandmother, Grethe Jensen and his girlfriend, Shauna.
Aunts, Karin, Lena, Mary Ann & Karen. Uncles, Rob, Keith, Jim & Jimmy and numerous cousins will miss him dearly.
We have lost a very special person, he has left a void in our lives, but he will always be in our hearts.
“Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle”