Gordon Alexander Stobbe December 11, 1927 - September 15, 2023
Gordon Alexander Stobbe, at the wonderful age of 95, died peacefully, September 15, 2023.
Gordon was born in Altona, Manitoba on December 11, 1927, and grew up in the Mennonite faming community of Altona. He started working in the printing industry while attending school and continued full-time after graduation. Gordon worked in the printing industry until his retirement in 1991.
Gordon married Irene Siemens on October 2, 1953, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He and Irene and their family spent their working years in several communities in Alberta including Altona, Red Deer, Calgary, and Canmore. In 2003 Gordon and Irene moved with their daughter Greta and Son-in-law to Courtenay, B.C.
Gordon loved music and it played a big part in his life; singing in choirs and playing in bands he played tuba well into his late 80’s. He was also an avid curler and golfer and could be found working out at the gym until his early 90’s.
Gordon was a big believer in volunteering and offered much of his time to supporting missions he believed in humanitarian and environmental.
Gordon is survived by his wife Irene, daughters Greta Judd, Rachel (Mark) MacAulay, Elizabeth (Dan Bal) Stobbe, three grandchildren Jennifer (Jordan) Petrovics, Jeff (Charlotte) Judd, Megan MacAulay and three great grandchildren, Brooke and Emma Petrovics and Milo Judd as well as his sister Irene Raedel. Gordon was predeceased by his parents David D. and Anne Stobbe, brother Ronald Stobbe, sister Marilyn Nelson (nee Stobbe) and son-in-law Dales Judd.
By request there will be a private family memorial. Donations can be made in Gordon’s memory to the Unitarian Service Committee or The Trans Canada Trail.
Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Ambulance Service and the Emergency staff and doctors. Gordon’s family appreciated your kindness and care.
It is hard to sum up 95 years, but Gordon had a “life well lived”.