Gordon John Seven Polichek

POLICHEK

Gordon John Steven

April 21 1950 – January 26, 2010

Born in Salmon Arm, B.C.

During the last 16 years Gordon has made his home in Dawson City, Yukon.

Gordon was the 1st born son of Nick and Gwendolyn Polichek and was raised in Courtenay.

In his younger years Gordon achieved Grade A scholastics

and graduated from Vanier High School. He was very active

in sports achieving life guard certification, competitive high diving, loved the school basketball team where he played a starter guard, Comox Valley Jr. tennis champion and many track and field awards.

Music was always a passion with Gordon. At a young

age Gordon was playing many instruments and performing

at local venues. Instruments Gord mastered include: guitar,

bass guitar, piano, clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet. The

early bands include the legendary Maple Rock band based

in Courtenay. Time moved on and Gordon joined and

became the band leader with the show band Stratusfaction.

Stratusfaction was an eighteen-piece band and vocal group

from Calgary, who formed the centrepiece for a musical

variety series of six half-hour shows produced by CBC in

Winnipeg. While in Calgary Gordon met his future wife

Rebecca and they were blessed with their daughter Jennifer.

As many do, Gordon returned to the Comox Valley. He

continued to play music with many of the local bands around Vancouver Island.

In the 90’s Gordon was introduced to Dawson City, Yukon.

Dawson City welcomed Gord with open arms. Dawson (aka

Dodge City) became home for Gord. He spent the rest of his years performing music in and around Dawson City. Gord performed in the house band at the Westminster Hotel. The band was called The Pointer Brothers. They achieved great success releasing many original songs achieving #1 status in the North and many European countries.

Gordon is survived by his mother Gwen of Courtenay, his

daughter Jennifer living in California, brother Barry resides

in Courtenay, his nephew Clay, and 2 nieces Nicole and

Dallas-Inez.

Gordon recently said he was so lucky to still be able

to play music. All who heard Gordon play knew he was

a incredible talent. Thank you Gordon for sharing your

musical talent.

A celebration of life for Gordon will take place on Sunday

March 7, 2010 at 2 PM at the Courtenay upstairs Legion

Hall.


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