Apr 20, 1930 – Apr 14, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our most loved and respected husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather Gordon on April 14, 2018. Gordon was born in Bentley, Alberta to Oscar and Mary (Nygaard) Vig. He grew up, married, and raised his children in the Bentley, Eckville, and Red Deer areas of Alberta. In 1973 he and his wife Nonie moved their family to Kelowna, BC.
He is predeceased by his parents, sister Ann Barker and brother-in-law Norman Thompson. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Nonie (Van Heeren), three children, son Kenneth (Carol) Vig, daughter Carol Gagnon, and son David (Barbara) Vig. 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Sister Peggy Thompson, Brother-in-law Gordon Barker, and sister Linda (John) King. Gordon was very proud of his family and enjoyed large family gatherings with them all. He was kind-hearted with a wicked sense of humour and would amuse everyone with his incredible ability to tell a story. Love of music would follow him through his life. He could play several instruments, including the guitar, accordion, and fiddle. He even learned to play the banjo in his eighties earning him the nickname of Banjo Grandpa. As per Gordon’s request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna Hospice.