It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon John Muchowski with family by his side at McKenney Creek hospice on June 15, 2015. His valiant fight against cancer and its effects came to an end with the same dignity and strength he showed throughout his life. Pre-deceased by his father in law Walter (Moose) Martin, his father John (Jack) Muchowski, loving wife Pat Muchowski, mother Helma Muchowski, mother-in-law Verona Martin, and brother Roy Muchowski. Gordon is survived by his 4 children, Terry (Cindy), Daryl, Cathy Oliver & Martin (Michelle). He leaves behind 7 siblings; Alyce Desnoyer, Gladys Desnoyer (Lionel), Rich Muchowski (Sue), Phylis Smith, Wayne Muchowski (May), Marlyne Sanesh, Joan Sundby (Mark), 11 Grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way in September, many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Bailey.
Gordie was born in Vernon in 1931 and his first job was in the Telegraph office, which is where he met his future wife Pat who was a telephone operator. His career soon changed to roofing and it was in this profession that he worked until he retired. He will be remembered for his carpentry skills building butterflies, planter boxes, bird houses and swings. Dad was an avid crib player and his other interests were golf, alley bowling, lawn bowling and curling. He was the treasurer of the Merritt Lawn Bowling club for 15 years and was also involved in various community organizations.
We love you Dad and will think of you and smile every time we see a hummingbird.
Memorial Service to be held June 27th 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2302 Jackson Street, Merritt BC. Luncheon to follow at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations to BC Cancer Society or Variety Club.