Gordon Johan LAABACK

LAABACK, Gordon Johan

Gordon Johan Laaback, born February 12th, 1929 died peacefully at his home on December 30th, 2008. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 52 years Ingrid, son Eric, daughter Randi and grandchildren Samantha, Zachary and Keanu.

He was born in North Vancouver but raised in Norway from the age of 5 by his widowed mother. After high school he joined the Royal Norwegian Navy, for 10 years, as a Registered Nurse and Chief Petty Officer. He and Ingrid immigrated to Canada in 1957 and he spent the rest of his working career as an accountant for Viv Williams Logging, Pete Rennie Logging and lastly Bill Moore Logging and then retired in 1995. Over the years Gordon volunteered with the Junior Forest Wardens, Hope Swim Club, Brigade Day Logger sports and Speed Watch. He loved his family, fishing, Hawaii and hockey.

Special thank you to Dr L.J. Fourie for his wonderful care and support of Gordon and family, as well as the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital.

There will be no service as requested by Gordon.