Gordon Rowland

September 1, 1930 - October 1, 2018

Burial Date October 10, 2018

Church Westwood Community Church

at 11:00 a.m. in Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive.



After a richly blessed and well-lived life, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Gordon Rowland, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Gordon will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Joan of 62 years; children Jill (Terry), Jan (Brian), Gary (Tracy); nine grandchildren and one great grandson; his sister Eunice and brother Frank.

On September 1, 1930 Gordon was born in Montreal, Quebec. His love for sports was evident at an early age. He excelled in many sports, but his sport of choice was football.  Gordon played professional football with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for 10 years and was a five time All Star player and four-time Grey Cup winner.  After his playing days, Gordon had a successful career with the Glidden Paint Company.  His competitive drive continued throughout his life as he enjoyed numerous sports that enriched his life.

Gordon took great pleasure in being a member of the Winnipeg Squash and Racquet Club for over 50 years. He lived life to the fullest and truly cherished the friendships he made along the way.

Gordon was above all else a true gentleman who adored his wife and family.  Our Dad was a dedicated family man who always put his family first.  His greatest joy came from spending time with family – whether it be at the family cabin, on a road trip to the mountains or at home for family celebrations.

A service to honor Gordon will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive.

Our heartfelt gratitude to family and friends for their endless love and support. Special thanks to the caregivers at Golden West Centennial Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, Cancer Care of Manitoba or a charity of your choice.

Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665


“Rest in peace Dad – We love you.”