Gordon Laurel Berrns
September 21st, 1929 – January 14th, 2021.
The family of Gordon Berrns of the Yorkton District Nursing Home, formerly of the Springside district, beloved husband of the late Doreen Berrns, sadly announce his passing on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the age of 91 years.
Gordon was born on September 21st, 1929 to Benjamin and Esther (Pekar) Berrns. Gordon spent his childhood in the Springside district where he attended school and loved to play baseball. He was a leftie and first base became a natural position for him. He married Doreen Pinder in 1953 and together they raised their family on the Berrns family farm. After Doreen’s passing in 1995, Gordon continued to farm with his son Brian until he retired. Gordon was an avid community member being a 4-H leader for many years, a charter member of the Springside Lions Club, a member of the Springside Credit Union Board and on the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee.
He will be remembered by all for his quiet manner and big smile. Gordon loved the family farm and his family was very important to him. In later years, he loved to travel with his children and grandchildren. His sense of humour brought many a smile to his family members and friends. He loved the farm life, music, movies and sports. He leaves many a cherished memory for his family and friends to treasure forever.
Gordon is pre-deceased by his wife, Doreen (Pinder); his grandson, Jared Berrns; his parents, Benjamin and Esther (Pekar) Berrns; parents-in-law, Palmer and Florence Pinder; brothers-in-law, Larry Pinder, Donald Pinder and Lloyd Wilson; as well as dear life-long friends, Marge and Paul Farbacher.
Gordon leaves to cherish his memory: son, Brian Berrns (Judy) of Springside and grandchild Derek Berrns (Rochelle); daughter, Brenda Sharp (James) of Springside and grandchildren Lisa Richards (Cory), Carrie Seeley (Derek) and Marla Bilokreli (Scott); son, Kevin Berrns (Donna) of Yorkton and grandchildren Brooklyn Berrns (Mitch Magera) and Katelyn Reding (Devin); daughter, Karen Berrns (Greg Harding) of Springside and grandchildren Michael Nakonechny (Colleen), Jordan Nakonechny and Ashley Lipp (Tyrell); daughter, Marie Brown (Martin) of Yorkton; and son, Terry Berrns (Kim) of Calgary and grandchildren Jacob and Jensen Berrns; great grandchildren; Hayden, Landen, Cora, Jayde, Kassia, Bryson, Deklan, Kyler, Jersey, Levayda, Abigail, Bentley, Lily, Breeana, Zoey, Brooke, Smith and Sawyer; sister, Marjorie Wilson; sisters-in-law, Lavada Pinder, Mary Pinder and Louise Lambert (Larry).
As well, Gordon will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, the Farbacher family and friends.
Due to restrictions a memorial service is being planned for later in the year.
In memory of Gordon, donations can be made in his name to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Saskatchewan division 919B Albert St. Regina, SK S4R 2P6.