It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Tegart after a short battle with colon cancer. Gordon is survived by his loving (and beautiful) wife Jackie, children Nadine Reaugh (husband Jason, Boston and Maggie), Justin (partner Niki Fontaine, Aidan, Alexa), Nicole Gronlund (husband Blair, Elianna) and Lisa (partner Travis Beckett, Morgan, Hunter), sister Shirley Worsham of California and brother Wayne (Annette, Angela) of Kamloops; Andersen inlaws Bob, Judy, Ralph, Bill, Kenny and their families. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Art and Bunty Tegart, brother Glen and sister Barb. Gordon was born in Invermere BC, later moved north to Fraser Lake and Prince George , finishing high school when the family moved to Ashcroft. Gordon worked as a heavy duty mechanic by trade at numerous minesites in the north; including an incredible opportunity in Ghana , Africa. Everywhere he went Gord collected friendships which lasted for life. Gord was a sport enthusiast, playing hockey, golf, baseball, fishing, hunting – but his enthusiasm mostly came from his belief that all sports ended with a cold beer or two, so who wouldn’t love to play? Gord had a large and loving family who were so important to him. He was incredibly proud of his kids and absolutely loved to spend as much time with them as he could. The addition of grandchildren was the icing on the cake and they certainly believed in go forth and multiply! Gord’s joy of family will be an incredible legacy. During Gord’s short illness we were surrounded by so many angels who supported us all. Too many to mention you know who you are, your love, support and caring made this difficult journey just a little bit easier. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at 2 PM at Ashcroft Secondary School .