STENNER; Gordon Venning

Born September 5, 1936 Gordon passed away peacefully on February 5, 2016 at 79 years young. Venning originates from the English title “Bog”. Gordon’s name originates from the Scottish Berwickshire of Gourdon in the département of France from the Olde Gaelic “gor”, meaning “large spacious fort, a fortified place of strength, stronghold occupied by protection”. Clearly his name represents the amazing person he was. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Gordon was raised with his younger sibling and sister, Barbara. As a youth Gordon played as a baseball pitcher and was asked to play for the St. Louis Cardinals. He chose to pastor/preach in Blaine, Washington where he started his family. Gordon will be remembered by the public for his career as a well-known Investment Advisor, a bestselling author – “Stenner on Mutual Funds”, and a radio talk show host on CKNW and CFUN. Gordon’s children include Thane, Lisa, Justyn, Leighton and Tanya, who miss him dearly. Gordon celebrates in Heaven with his 2nd youngest daughter Vanessa, his wife of 50 years Zenovia, his father Edwin Thomas (Poplar Sexsmith England) and his mother Hilda Maude Marr (Portsmouth, England). His (past and present) daughters-in-law are Kimberley, Anita, Darci and Lori. As well as his sons-in-law David, Jason, Ray and Bernie. He will be greatly missed by his 14 grandchildren Dustin, Chelsea, Vaughn, Chantel, Miranda, Seth, Gabrielle, Benjamin, Justynne, Tage, Ray Jr., Alexia, Royce, Chanel. In addition to his great-grandson Maverick and great-granddaughter Ava. Gordon adored family, yachting/boating, fishing/the ocean, animals, nature, trains, travel, fishing, swimming, jogging, writing, reading (an avid bookworm spending hours at Chapters drinking his tea), photography and an avid hockey fan. Gordon’s legacy will include his endless energy, generosity, fun sense of humour, family “pow-wows”, his incredible ability to fully engage in and celebrate life. Loved by so many, he is remembered as an accomplished man – one of integrity, strength, humour, charm, charisma, conversation, generosity, kindness, resilience, caring, respected, loyal and tender. He loved the Lord wholeheartedly and his contagious smile will comfort our hearts and memories. Gordon Venning Stenner, you were an amazing partner, father, brother, friend, hubby, Grampa (‘Gee-Pa’) and Great-Grampa. A great teacher. Offering wise words, endless hugs, I-Love-You’s and dropped what you were doing to make time to chat for hours. You were a selfless person giving tirelessly. If anyone needed help, you were the first to offer care and take interest in each person you met. You placed “people” before work and monetary things. You never stopped being a father, not only to your own children but nurtured others. A great friend. Cute. Athletic. Well liked. Fun. Funny. Witty. Unselfish. Courageous. An inspiration. A sweetheart. You will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. Always making others laugh. Your goofy jokes will be missed. You are remarkable. Forever Cherished. We love you toooo much “Gordo”! A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Friday, February 19th at 11:00 am at Northview Church located at 32040 Downes Road, Abbotsford, BC (604) 853-2931. Donations may be left at Northview Community Church for Missions.

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