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September 5, 1935 - May 26, 2024

In loving memory ~

Born on September 5th, 1935, in Shelbrooke, Saskatchewan, Gordon McNabb was a man of exceptional character, profound generosity, and unwavering work ethic. Raised in Big River, Sask., alongside his six siblings—Alfred, Elnore, Merle, Shirley, Betty, and Orville—Gordon's early years were marked by modest beginnings and a strong family bond.

At the tender age of 10, Gordon began his lifelong connection to the land, helping his father horse log. This early experience instilled in him a deep appreciation for hard work. As a teenager, Gordon ventured to British Columbia in search of greater opportunities. There, he met the love of his life, Diane, and they married in 1959. Together, they built a family, welcoming three children: Richard (who tragically passed away as newborn), Sheri, and Barbra. Gordon remained a dedicated and devoted husband for 65 wonderful years.

Eventually, Gord's entire extended family left the prairies, mostly settling in the 100 Mile House area. Here, Barb and Sheri were raised surrounded by family in the close-knit community of "Gusville."

Gordon's early career took him to various logging camps across BC as a faller, where he quickly became known for his remarkable strength, courage and relentless dedication. In 1968, alongside his brother Merle, he founded McNabb Logging, a successful logging company. This enterprise became a true family endeavor, providing employment opportunities for many of Gordon's relatives. Nephews, cousins, daughters, and his grandson all found their place within the company. Diane's unwavering support, and dedication was instrumental in the company's operations along with his son-in-law, Dan, who was served as Gordon's right-hand man. Gordon's vision, hard work, and business acumen not only built a thriving business but also created a legacy of family unity and prosperity.

Generosity was a cornerstone of Gordon's existence. He and Diane opened their home to countless people over the years, offering support and shelter to those in need. Gordon's legacy is marked by his readiness to help others, his open-heartedness, and his compassion for the underdog.

Even after selling McNabb Logging in 2008, Gordon's work ethic never waned. Retirement for him meant acquiring a hay ranch, where he continued to labour with the same passion that defined his entire life.

Gordon's life was a testament to the strength of character, the power of generosity, and the quiet impact of a modest yet deeply significant existence. He found immense joy in his family and a wide circle of extended family and friends. His happiest moments were spent cruising timber, falling trees, and basking in the sunlight at Canim Lake.

Through hard work and dedication, he found success, leaving behind a legacy that will be profoundly missed and forever remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Gordan is survived by his loving wife, Diane; daughters Sheri, and Barb (Daniel); grandchildren Jamie, Matthew (Andrea), and Renae (Steve); great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Seth, Emma, Travis, Adam, and Leland; and great-great-granddaughter Ellie.

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