It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Gordon George Austin residing in Medicine Hat on Sunday March 5, 2023 at the age of 80 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 18 years, Elaine, his mother Bernice Austin, his son Greg Austin, daughters Lee-Ann (Sean), Victoria (Dave), stepsons Shaun, Brent (Raquel), Ryan (Shakina). Grandchildren, Kale, Elan (Tyler) Rylan, Jazenta (Nathan). Shawn, Kalyn, Aideen, David, Andy and Tiffany. Great grandchildren Abbygail and Harper. His brothers Ralph (Bev), Allan (Cathy), Doug (Linda) and sister Cindy (Greg). Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his father Ralph Austin Sr, his brother Bruce Austin, his son in law Arlin Bundus and daughter in law Joannie Soultier.
Gordon was born March 23, 1942. The second son of Ralph and Bernice Austin. He started school at Edgehill and completed his education in Mortlach. Gordon developed a passion for cars at an early age, a passion that continued throughout his life.
Upon leaving his parents farm,Gordon worked for- Paul Altman as a farm hand before moving to Moose Jaw to seek employment. He found employment with Canadian Cooperative Implements Limited, initially hired as a parts man, Gordon worked his way up to district manager. A 27 year career that saw him move to several towns in northern Alberta and then back to southern Saskatchewan. After leaving CCIL, Gordon joined his brother Allan at the Tool Crib in Moose Jaw. Upon retirement Gordon took up 'Woodworking and loved to spend the summer travelling in his RV with Elaine and his dog Mae, meeting up with his brothers Ralph and Doug and friends from Sam’s Club.
At Gordon’s request, there will be no funeral service. A family gathering and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.