September 20, 1930 – February 12, 2021
Gordie passed away peacefully on February 12, 2021 at the Comox Valley Senior Centre in Courtenay. He was predeceased very recently by his wife of 59 years Jean Jenkinson, his brother Ted Jenkinson (Nanaimo) and sister Rita Fairhurst (Nanaimo). Gordie is survived by his sons Greig (Carolyn) Jenkinson and Gavin (Kari) Jenkinson of Victoria; grandchildren Cailin Jenkinson, Paiden Jenkinson, and Duncan Jenkinson; nieces and nephews Kevin (Terri) Montgomery of Florida, Scott (Nooshin) Montgomery of Courtenay, and Lisa (Dan) White of Queensland.
Gordie grew up in Nanaimo and moved to the Comox Valley in the 1950’s where he met Jean. He worked with BC Tel for more than 30 years as a lineman, installer and in later years at the office on Cliffe Avenue. Gordie was incredibly active and enjoyed all types of sports.
He was a member of the Comox Valley Curling Club, competed with the Courtenay Badminton Club and was a medalist in badminton at the BC Seniors Games. Gordie was very involved in the Comox Valley Blue Devils swim club in the 1970’s when Greig and Gavin swam and competed each summer.
He continued long after the boys stopped swimming as the BCSSA registrar, poolside referee and board member. After retirement Gordie spent many afternoons on the Longlands golf course with Jean.
Gordie and Jean moved into assisted living together at Comox Valley Seniors Village a few years ago and when Gordie required more complex care, he moved next door to long term care provided at the same facility. Jean passed away on January 28 of this year and Gordie passed just 2 weeks later on February 12.
The Jenkinson family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all Gordie’s friends, old and new, and especially the staff at the Comox Valley Seniors Village who helped and cared for him each day.
Private cremation arrangements
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared; miss me but let me go. For this is a journey we all must make and each must go alone. It’s all part of the Master’s plan; a step on the road to home.
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