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OSBORNE, Leslie Samuel Gordon

OSBORNE, Leslie Samuel Gordon

Leslie Samuel Gordon Osborne, known to all as Gordon L. Osborne, passed away at the age of 76 at home as he had wished on July 9th, 2018 surrounded by his wife and two daughters.

Gord leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Pat; daughters Sherrie Horton (Andy) and Debbie Osborne (Bob Rindfleisch); and his greatest joys: granddaughters Emily and Olivia.

Gord was born and raised in Victoria, B.C. He attended U-Vic where he received his teaching degree. Gord taught for 34 years, spending 29 of those at Rutland Senior Secondary as a counsellor. He always loved his job because every day brought different challenges. Gord was known as ‘Mr. O’ or ‘Oz’ to many at school.

He retired in 1999 and then enjoyed traveling with family, lots of good books, his yard and the company of his friends. He will be remembered for his humour and quick wit.

Gord wanted to thank Dr. S. Baxter, his oncologist, as well as all of the nurses and volunteers at the Cancer Clinic. He also wanted to thank Dr. J. Verhelst and all of the palliative team who cared for him.

At Gord’s request, there will be no funeral. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation PET/CT Scanner program in Kelowna, www.bccancerfoundation.com/PET-CT, or to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jul 14, 2018
    I remember Mr. Osborne from RSS as I worked quite closely with him during our GRAD. He was a very gentle kind man who I still think of often when I reflect on my days at RSS. My condolences to you all during this difficult time.
    Angela Laverdiere (zol)
  • Jul 14, 2018
    I remember seeing Mr. Osborne at RSS and having to talk to him. He was a kind and gentle man who cared for everyone.
    Judy Waege Neufeld
  • Jul 12, 2018
    Teaching at Rutland Senior through the '70's and 80's was an experience that I cherish..Gord was a key cog in the "family" that the staff felt we were a part of. He was a respected counsellor and grad sponsor for many years. I will always remember how welcoming he was to me when I first arrived as a student teacher, and over the next 16 years. He will be remembered and missed.
    Doug Pettman
  • Jul 12, 2018
    Dear Pat,
    So sorry to hear of Gord's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Doreen & Gordy Detta
  • Jul 12, 2018
    Had many good laughs with Gord. Sharing offices right next to each other for many years at RSS. Pat be assured that Gord made a big difference in many students lives and helped steer them on the right path. I am honoured to have known and worked with him.
    Rest in peace.
    Rob Melle
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Dear Pat ~ your husband Gord was a good man, wonderful sense of humour, passionate about you and his family. Gord made a difference in our community and will be missed dearly.
    Our sympathies,
    Lyn & Hugh Parsons
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Pat and family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Gord's passing. Gord was an amazing and extremely well-liked counsellor at RSS. I will always hold good memories of our working days together.
    Donna Good
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Debby And Family sending our deepest sympathy to all the family,and your friends...Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Rudy and Lorraine Rindfleisch
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