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GORDON MILLER LIVINGSTON (published on January 11, 2010)

GORDON MILLER LIVINGSTON Suddenly on Thursday, January 7, 2010, Gordon Miller Livingston passed away in his home surrounded by the love of his family. Gordon was born on June 29, 1928 in Winnipeg and lived his entire life on the family farm in Starbuck. He was predeceased by his parents Clarence Wilbert and Carrie Ada (nee Miller), and by his sister Patsy. Gordon will be forever missed and remembered by his wife of 57 years Shirley, daughters Cathy (Doug) Kendall, Susan (Lyle) Burns, sons Doug (Joyce), Robert (Shirley) and grandchildren Leah (Mingan), Lindsay (Dana), David, Jesse (Jordan), Darden, Travis, Mark and Carrie. He will also be missed by his sister Shirley (Ralph) Rasmussen, sister-in-law Marie (Harry) Neal, and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Gordon attended school in Starbuck and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree at the University of Manitoba, missing his graduation due to the 1950 flood. He married Shirley Stenberg on September 20, 1952 and together they raised their four children on the family farm. Gordon was a very loving and caring person to his wife, family, and friends, and also gave of himself by volunteering in the Starbuck community. The Manitoba Pool Elevator in Starbuck, Starbuck Credit Union, Trinity Lutheran Church, Starbuck Curling Club and the Starbuck Masonic Lodge #160 were among the many organizations he served with commitment and dedication. He was a man of strong Christian faith and a member of Trinity Lutheran for many years. Gordon served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves based out of Victoria and was also proud to serve as the Master of the Starbuck Masonic Lodge and the D.D.G.M. of District 8. Gordon and Shirley had a passion for travel, visiting many places in North America and Europe. Gordon's Naval Service created a love of the seas which led to his enjoyment of cruising with the cruise gang . More recently Gordon and Shirley spent time in Victoria enjoying a break from the chill of the Manitoba winters. Gordon was a farmer through and through. He helped his father by combining at age nine and harvested his 72nd crop this fall. He was especially proud to help his sons and grandsons with the harvest this year; three generations working together. Family was very important to Gordon. He was very involved with his children and grandchildren. He attended countless baseball, hockey and ringette games, proudly watching his grandchildren. Gordon was also an avid golfer and curler in his younger years and was an honorary lifetime member of the Starbuck Men's Curling Club. He was particularly proud to curl with his sons and cousin at the 100th anniversary of the MCA bonspiel in Winnipeg and be recognized as the All Livingston Team . The family would like to thank the Macdonald E.M.S. and Headingley RCMP for their help and compassionate care. A public viewing and brief Masonic service will be held on Monday, January 11 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc, 3030 Notre Dame Ave. (across from Brookside Cemetery) in Winnipeg. A service of thanksgiving to God and celebrating the life of Gordon will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Starbuck, Manitoba, Pastor Deborah Grainger officiating. Lunch will follow at Starbuck Community Hall. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice. NEIL BARDAL INC. (204) 949-2200

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