Dec. 21,1945-March 01, 2022
Gord Kannegiesser Jr. age 76, after a valiant battle with ALS, passed away peacefully at the North Bay Regional Health Centre the evening of March 1, 2022. Gord is survived by his brother Sheldon, sister Judy and nephews Brett and Jameson. Gord may be remembered for his lengthy career as a professional hockey player with the Saint Louis Blues, Seattle Totems, Denver Spurs and Houston Aeros, winning championships in three professional leagues, the World Hockey Association, the Central Professional League and the Western Hockey League. For the past several years Gordon was part of a concussion research program at Toronto Western Hospital for professional athletes. First discovered at Boston University Medical Center, statistics indicate that professional football and hockey players receiving multiple concussions, are 8 times more likely to develop ALS than the general public. Gord's passion was preaching and sharing his faith in Jesus Christ with others. He was very active in ministries at Bethel Gospel Chapel and the North Bay City jail. If one word could describe Gordon, it would be "faithfulness," in every action, word, deed and relationship!
Words can't express the family’s heartfelt appreciation for the professional competence, personal care and compassion provided by Doctors Leckie, Jinnah and Stacey and the entire nursing staff at the NBRHC, as well as neurologist Doctor Richard Wennberg of Toronto Western Hospital. Each and every one of you is truly exceptional, not just because of what you do, but because of who you are!
A celebration of Gord's life will be held on Saturday March 26, between the hours of 2pm and 4pm at Bethel Gospel Chapel, located at 781 Tackaberry Dr. North Bay.