Gordon Samuel

Date de décès:
mercredi 20 avril 2005

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, SK

MacMurchy The death of Gordon MacMurchy, age 79 years of Semans, SK, occurred at Nokomis Health Center on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced in the Saturday edition. Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Service, Nokomis in care of arrangements. Published in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, (04/22/05 --- Macmurchy, Gordon Samuel-of Semans passed away on April 20, 2005 at Nokomis Health Centre at the age of 79. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Jean, infant son Donald, parents Laura and Edward, sister Helen Beynon. He is survived by his children Gordon Jr. (Carol) of Semans, Mark (Caroline) of Regina, Joyce of Regina; grandchildren Todd (Kari) on Minot, ND and Tyler of Regina; sister Margaret (Arne Stensrud) of Regina; special friend Edna McPherson of Regina and many relatives and friends. Gordon was born in Semans and educated in Alexandra School and Semans High School completing grade 12. In 1949, Gordon and Jean were married and settled on the family farm three miles south of Semans. Gordon Jr., Mark and Joyce were raised on the farm until the family moved to town in 1965. Gordie Mac, as he was known, became a dominant figure in provincial hockey and baseball. His tenure as player/coach with the Semans Wheat Kings attained 5 provincial intermediate C championships and 6 Last Mountain Hockey League championships. His decisiveness and fairness made him a respected umpire throughout the province. He brought these qualities along with a sense of team and community to a career in public service. His 40 Years of service began in 1962 when he was elected to the Govan School Unit. He was elected to the provincial legislature in 1971 and appointed to cabinet. He served as a Minister of Education, Municipal Affairs, and Agriculture and Transportation from 1971-1982. His mayorship of Semans spanned 15 years from 1982-1997. Gordon founded the Family Farm Foundation in 1982, and served as board chair of the Living Sky Health Distract from 1982-2002. Gordon held numerous positions with Seniors Education and was a leader in the Semans United Church, most recently initiating the Good Shepherd Sunday celebration each October. He was inducted into the Sask Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 and received their Special Merit award in 2004; presented with a lifetime membership from the Sask Urban Municipalities Association in 1997; invested with the Sask Order of Merit in 1999; and received the Centennial Medal just hours before his passing. He will be remembered as a man who had the courage and desire to make a better life for everyone in his community and province. His legacy as a humanitarian will live on in all of us. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Semans United Church with Rev. Ned Garstad officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of Gordon's 8-year battle with Parkinson's to the Saskatchewan Parkinson's Disease Foundation, or Semans United Church. FotheringhamMcDougall Funeral Service in care of arrangements. Published in The Regina Leader-Post on 04/23/05

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