On November 23rd, 2015 Mr. Gordon Fillinger passed away suddenly at the age of 64 years, at home with his wife and his sons. Gordon was born January 18th,1951 to John and Helen Fillinger. He grew up east of Ponoka on their family farm. He was there until he married his school sweetheart and lifetime best friend Lorna Anderson on May 23rd, 1970, at which time they purchased their first farm in the small community of Tristram, where they started to build a life and their family. Gordon went to work on the drilling rigs until 1993 at which time he stayed home to farm. Gordon had a great passion for family friends and farming. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Lorna; sons Ron (Sue), Jason (Kim), and Steve (Amanda); grandchildren Kyle (Amelia), Corey, Katira, Katanna, Evret, and Riley; sisters Valerie Wynnchuk (Alex), Ethel Walker (Bernard), and Jane Jones (Ken); brother-in-law George Scherrens; uncle Less and aunt Tres; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Helen Fillinger, his brother Stephen and sister Barbara Scherrens. A Funeral Service was held at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Saturday, November 28th. Gordon will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He was a strong man who put up a good fight with his health issues. He always pushed it to the back of his mind as his Passion and Love of Family, life and farming are what kept him going. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Cancer Foundation. To express condolences to Gordon’s family, pleas visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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