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Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2023

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It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon (Gord) Brokop. Peacefully, the evening of April 5, 2023, Gord passed away after a long battle with lung cancer and dementia. He was so tough and resilient, never complained and was always so positive. Gord maintained his kind nature and sense of humour all the way to the end.

Gord loved his family, friends, and sports (especially hockey). Gord was his son's number one hockey fan and enjoyed watching every game they played, standing in the corner with the other dads. Gord grew up and raised his family in St. Vital, vowing to never leave his favourite neighbourhood. He was a true Winnipeger and loved the Jets, Bombers and a great deal.

He enjoyed many happy moments during his long career at Safeway, making many friends along the way - including meeting his wife. He loved his job, and had a strong work ethic. He enjoyed chatting with friends and always went out of his way to help them. He took great pride in a clean vehicle and a green lawn. Always one to share a laugh, a hug, and tell a good story.

Gord was very loved by many and was surrounded by his loved ones who stayed dedicated by his side. He fought truly to the end and will be forever missed.

Gord is survived by his wife (Sharon); sons, Sean (Nicole), and Cory (Julie). Gord is predeceased by his father and mother, Otto and Frieda, and his sisters, Lil and Arlene.

The family would like to thank Palliative Care Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital, and Grace Hospice for all of their care and compassion. Dealing with someone ill is never easy, but the care that Gord received was unmatched.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 06, 2023

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I am very sorry to hear about Gordie's passing. He was a great guy and he will be very much missed. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Sue Ward - Posted by: Sue Ward (Friend ) on: Jun 04, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Sharon and family. I enjoyed meeting with Gord on occasion and catching up with our lives and our families. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. - Posted by: Ron Guarino (Friend) on: May 09, 2023

  • Gord was the Produce Manager at the Ellice and Wall Safeway location when I started working there part time in the 60's while going to school. I started as a grocery clerk and then moved into the produce department. I really enjoyed it, and Gord taught me so much that when I decided to work full time it had to be in produce. I worked with Safeway for seven years and when I moved on I was a Produce Manager and owed it all to Gord for his kindness, patience, and mentorship. To this day when I see a Corvette I think of him. Rest in Peace, Jim Rose - Posted by: Jim Rose (Safeway co-worker) on: May 08, 2023

  • Gord was a great husband, father and friend. Rest in Peace Gord. My sincere condolences Sharon, Sean, Cory and family. - Posted by: Monica Auringer (friend) on: May 06, 2023

  • I did not know Gord that well, but I will remember his and his happy disposition. Condolences to Sharon and family. - Posted by: Tim Fellows (Friend) on: May 06, 2023

  • Sharon and family so sorry to read of Gordie's passing. We worked together at Safeway on Ness and Sturgeon Road for years. He definitely was a great Produce Manager, hard working and well liked. He was a real gentleman win or lose during those lunch hour Cribbage games upstairs in the lunch room. Although I hadn't seen him for a number of years, I believe if we met up it would be like old times. So sorry Sharon for your loss. I know you loved him dearly. Sandi Church - Posted by: Sandi Church (Safeway co-worker) on: May 06, 2023

  • Gord was one of the nicest guys I ever met. I remember him as a "car guy" when he lived on Essex Avenue with his Mom. He was kind of shy as a teen and my girlfriends and I loved to tease him. Some might call it flirting. He was so cute and had a kind and respectful personality. Over the years I would run into him at Safeway and he always had a smile and a how ya doing. I do know that he had a lovely family of whom he was very proud and I offer my sincere condolences to all of them. I will remember Gord fondly. - Posted by: Diana Edwards Surbey (Old friend from school days.) on: May 06, 2023

  • So very sorry to hear of Gord’s passing Sharon. Sincere condolences to you, Sean and Cory. - Posted by: Penny Coutts (friend) on: May 06, 2023

  • My deepest condolences, Sharon, Sean and Corey. Gord was one of the best hockey parents I met over the years. We shared many a story with a coffee in hand. We shared the same love of cars and that green green grass. You will be missed Gordie. - Posted by: Craig Gillon (Hockey Friend) on: May 06, 2023

  • We were sadden to hear of the passing of Gord. Always a pleasure to see him whether it was a hockey or Safeway. Brian knew him from Safeway. They always use to joke about who worked their longer. They were both lifers. Our son played against and with Sean. Again our condolences. He is free of pain and in a wonderful place. Bev and Brian Flockton - Posted by: Bev and Brian Flockton (Hockey and Safeway) on: May 06, 2023

  • Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the Sharon and family. I remember Gord's stories and laugh at our annual block parties. - Posted by: Greg Mortimer (Neighbour ) on: May 06, 2023

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