Apr 2, 1934 - May 21, 2021
No formal services to be held at this time.
Gordon Allen Befus
It is with great heartfelt sadness that we say good-bye to a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Gordon Allen Befus passed away peacefully at Rimbey Long Term Care Centre on May 21st at the age of 87. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife Margie two months short of their 65th wedding anniversary. Three sons, Lance (Shelly) Befus, Wes
(Crystal) Befus and Kim Befus. Seven grandchildren, Michelle (Todd) Fisher, Lyndsay Gauthier, Cody (Michelle) Gauthier, Layne Befus, Jamie Befus, Eric (Rebeka) Befus and Jarod Befus. As well as eight great-grandchildren, Mykelti, Shayla, Cemara, Emerie, Xylis, Daytan, Lyrik and Jace. Gordon was predeceased by an infant son, his parents, as well as his siblings, Walter and Helen. Gordon was born to Henry and Pauline Befus of Red Willow on April 2nd, 1934. He was raised in the Red Willow and Botha district, a farmer's son. He met the love of his life Margie Gaetz in Botha and they were married July 20th, 1956 at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Stettler. Gordon spent the majority of his career in the oilfield, which moved him and his family to various places all over Alberta. After leaving the oil patch, he took a barbers course in Calgary and bought a barber shop in Sylvan Lake, where he worked and raised his family for many years. After leaving Sylvan Lake, Gordon and Margie moved to an acreage in Benalto, where they spent many happy years together before his passing. He lived a very active lifestyle and enjoyed baseball, hockey, curling, horseshoe, dancing and jamming as well as camping. In his later years, he and Margie spent many summers in their fifth wheel traveling to various jams around Alberta, where they would sing and dance among friends. Gordon was a very devoted family man and was so proud of all his sons and grandchildren. He always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips and his kind, humorous spirit will live on through all those he left behind. At Gordon’s request, there will be no funeral. If desired, memorial donations in Gordon’s name can be made to the Rimbey Long Term Care Centre or to the foundation of choice. As Grandpa would say, “It’s not good-bye, it’s only see you later
Sylvan Lake Funeral Home and Crematorium are in care of arrangements. Call 403-887-2151.
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My sympathy to you and your family. I just met you people in the last few years at the senior’s dances and Gordon always danced with all the ladies! I know you will have great memories of him.
It’s with sadness I read of Gordon’s passing. My memories of Gordon and Margie go way back to the Sylvan Lake days, and making calls at their home on 47 ST while making calls for the gas utility where I worked.
After they moved to Benalto, I still made routine calls at the acreage for the same reason. I was always impressed how quick they were at cleaning the over night snow fall. Not only in the yard, but all the way down the lane to county road. It certainly made my stops on those days easier.
For about a decade, when I started following the old time music and dancing in central Alberta, most often this devoted couple were in attendance. Always enjoyed being in the same crowd with them.
I like Gordon’s reply, it’s not goodbye,
see you later! Pretty much describes
going out the door after a night of music fun.
May all the good memories help in the days to come.
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