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Gordon Edward Quick

May 7, 1956 — June 19, 2024

It’s with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing, in a family home, of Gordon Quick on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Calgary, at the age of 68.

Gord was born May 7, 1956, in Fort Macleod. From the earliest days of his life he was a fighter. His determination, strength and genuine love formed him to be our inspiration in life.

Gord began his career as an upholsterer. He then became a painter and a bartender. He worked side-by side with his dad (and sister Eileen) as an upholsterer and their fine craftsmanship can still be witnessed locally at the historic Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod. 

Gord always had a love and passion for creation.  He was well sought after for this precision of residential and commercial painting and he always tried to talk his family into allowing him to paint their houses, even when he wasn’t supposed to.

As a favourite bartender at the Queen’s Hotel, people would come from near & far to pop in for a beverage and a good chat in full connection with Gord.

Gord was a down to earth and easy going kind of guy.  He never asked for anything. Well, except for Sherry’s baking!

He was a friend to everyone and a stranger “was just a friend he hadn’t met yet.”  

Gord loved and treasured his family and friends; he was such a genuine and caring man, who would help anyone in need. He was very friendly and would talk to anyone, even more so if paralyzers and Fireballs were in the mix. 

Gord had such a good sense of humour and enjoyed keeping people on their toes with his pranks. 

Throughout his life he was always a true gentleman.

Gord enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He loved going down to the river, even in sock feet, to watch the deer and moose. Gord travelled by thumb, across Canada, from Victoria to Ottawa. He was an avid walker, going about town, stopping to see friends or playing a crib or pool tournament. He was a real pool shark.

Gord will be lovingly remembered by his life partner, Sandy Soltesz; and his surviving sisters, Eileen Baird and Donna Wesley. He will also be missed by his nieces Denene (Rob) Mitrunen, Sherry Trotter and Anita Lounsbury; his nephews Daren Wesley and Bobby (Emily) Wesley; as well as great nephews and nieces, cousins, chosen family and dear friends.

Gord was predeceased by his loving parents Robert Edward Quick and Laura Eileen (Goodwin) Quick. 

A celebration of Life will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Fish and Game Park, 555 Lyndon Road, Fort Macleod. Bring a story. Bring a chair.

PS: We love you!

We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff through the years and extend a special thanks to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their tender care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, on behalf of Gord to Gannan Williamson (Sandy Soltesz’ great grandson) in his courageous battle living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. E-transfer: dmdgannanwilliamson@gmail.com or c/o Lucinda Williamson; or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, https://giving.albertacancer.ca/donate/cancer-centres.

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