Born in Kimberley, B.C. on February 4, 1936, Gordon Knute Sahlin, of Kelowna passed away of natural causes on February 14, 2011 doing what he loved most — skiing the slopes of Big White. He was an avid skier and outdoorsman and enjoyed sharing the beauty of nature with everyone. He began a teaching career in Prince George where he taught for ten years, followed by twenty years at Kelowna Secondary School. Throughout his career he shared his love of woodworking and carpentry with thousands of students. Equally passionate about his racquetball and dance clubs, Gordie touched the lives of many and will not be forgotten. Loved and admired, Gordie’s optimism and enthusiasm for life will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. At Gordie’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Dakoda’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1574 Harvey (east of Burtch Road). In lieu of flowers, Gordie wanted donations to be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America on behalf of his daughter, Renae, who currently resides in Kansas and has struggled with Crohn’s since childhood. Donations in Gordon Sahlin’s memory can be made at his Celebration of Life, or through the website, www.ccfa.org. Gordie…you will be truly missed but we know you are now basking in the glory of your own “29 hand.” Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.