Gordon D. Leask, born on Sept. 13, 1933 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and passed away on Jan. 3, 2017 in Petoskey, Mich.
Gordy, as most people knew him, was a dredgeman all his life and loved being on the water. He enjoyed spending time with his family and extended family. He also enjoyed tinkering on whatever piece of equipment happened to be broken down at his home on Sugar Island. One of his favorite pastimes was playing his daily cribbage game with his beloved wife Donna, or whom ever stopped by for a visit. Gordy enjoyed going into his woods, bringing down a tree and chopping it up for firewood. One of his other favorite past times was frequenting the various casinos in the area, where he proved to be lucky when he won a car.
He is survived by Donna his wife of twenty eight years. Gordy is also survived by daughters, Brenda and Chris Deneau, Sharon and Stephen Hovie, Lynn Trozzo, and Rhonda and Mike Nauman. Also surviving are his sons, Gordon, Glenn and Kay, Rodney and Debbie. He is also survived by his step-children, Sondra Weagraff, Robert S. Reasch and Debbie and Eugene Shelott. Gordon's sisters, Joyce McCoy, Wilma Cairns, Gayle and Darrel Belleau also survive him, along with his sisters in law Lorraine and Donna, and brother in law, Elmo. He was the proud grandpa of 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, with another 4 to be born this winter. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dolly, brothers, Ted and Leo, and sisters, Linda, Lorraine and Carol.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 7th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the service at 1 p.m. There will be a lunch immediately following the service at the Tribal Cultural Building on Ice Circle Drive.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of E.U.P. or the Sugar Island Ambulance Memorial Fund.
Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.