Gordon Dean Roberts passed away suddenly
May 27th, 2011 in Quesnel BC at the age of 45.
Gord was born and raised in Nakusp BC.
During his time in school he was a member of the Arrow Lakes Saddle Club and played minor hockey.
After Graduation he worked in the bush as a buckerman for different contractors in the area. He then decided he wanted to drive truck and got his class 1 and bought his first truck in 1992 and hauled for Bell Pole Co Ltd. He continued to do this until 2003 when he sold his truck and bought Saddleback Sport and Marine and then changed the name to Blue Jay Sport & Marine to keep the Blue Jay theme from his trucks. While at the store he also spared at the school district as a bus driver. In 2006 Gord was very proud to be elected to the Village council. He loved politics. He was also the President of Minor Hockey.
That year Gord and Tracey moved the family to Quesnel. Tracey took on the position as sales consultant at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
Gord worked for Terry Thibault a lease op for Arrow Transportation and then once again thought he needed a change and went to Cariboo Ford as a service advisor and then tried the sales side. Then the economy went down and he went back as a company driver for Arrow Transportation.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and family gatherings.
Gord had joined the Quesnel & District Minor Hockey Executive as discipline co-ordinator for 2 years until his son Brett had finished his Minor Hockey in Quesnel. Last year he got to see Brett, get his first moose and he walked his daughter Ashley down the isle.
He is survived by his wife Tracey, son Brett, daughter Ashley (Dave), his parents Ernie & Ollie Roberts, his brothers Larry (Bette), Ron (Kelly), Marvin (Cathy) and sister Jan (Don), many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held June 4, 2011 in Nakusp.
We will miss you!
In memory of Gord Roberts
On behalf of Tracey, Brett, Ashley , Dave and our families we would like to convey our sincere appreciation and Thank You : To all for expressions of sympathy and caring , through flowers, cards, food and visits in our time of need, Linda and Joe for all the phone calls and arrangements for the Memorial, Cathie for phone calls, Bev Weightman from the Quesnel Cariboo Observer for the programs, a special thank you to Danny for a fantastic job as MC, Kelly for the Eulogy, Andy Robertson and all the speakers for sharing memories, Deb for the delicious goodies, the arena staff for all your help and to each and everyone for “being there” for support and to say Good Bye.
Gord would have been so-o-o impressed.
Ernie and Ollie Roberts
Joe and Linda Williams
We would like to thank family and friends for the cards, food, flowers, and the phone calls. Thank you to the communities of Quesnel and Nakusp for the support that you have given to all of us. It has been amazing and we are so lucky.
Richard and Amy at Clayton’s Funeral Home for all your help.
To the crew that finished my flooring and cleaned my house so that when I returned it was all done. The crew that finished the fence so that Tequilla and Ringo can run in the yard!
My family at the Observer you have been great and I am very lucky to have such a great team. Thanks for looking after me!
To our family we are so lucky to have one another. All of the preparation of the memorial etc. in Nakusp, we couldn’t have done it without all of you!
Gord would be so thankful that we are so well looked after by everyone. He has a special place in our hearts and we are so lucky to have had the time that we did with him and made many, many memories. It was over 20 years of fun and adventure.
We still have a long road ahead but we will take one day at a time.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Tracey, Brett , Ashley & Dave