KILLINGBECK, Gordon "Gord" German

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Saturday May 1st, 2021 at the age of 93.  Beloved husband of 50 years to Joyce.  Loving father to Lynda Ellis, Phyliss Myatte (Joe d.), Gerry Ellis (Laura d.), Kim Trempe (Les), Glenn Ellis (Marg), Mary Glaister (Wayne) and Lori McFarling (Garrett).  Father of the heart to Gloria Thompson.  Devoted grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and uncle.  Brother of Tom Killingbeck (Brenda).  He was predeceased by his parents Ernie and Violet Killingbeck, sister Velma McIlmoyle, brother Don Killingbeck and grandson Bill Trempe.  Gord was a proud Canadian, a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 65 years.  He took pride in being both a heavy equipment operator and a tractor trailer driver.  He was an avid fisherman with many a story to share.  He was witty and brought laughter to those around him.  He was loved and will be sorrily missed.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 300 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences can be shared at


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  • May 3, 2021

    Wayne & Cathy BUSH
    Had lost of fun when he came to see my mom and dad
  • May 3, 2021

    Paul and Polly Ellis
    Gramps we are going to miss you, miss the fishing outings we had. Awesome memories we have to cherish. You lived a long happy life and thankful to have been part of your life. Until we meet again love always Paul & Polly, of Fort St John, BC 
  • May 3, 2021

    Jaimie and Greg Rendell
    Always laughing or telling a story. You loved your OPP hat that Greg gave you, boy you were so proud of it. We will miss the chats, the fishing stories, and having a cold Lakeport Honey with you and sitting outside. You were a great man who always showed great strength. Don’t worry I will still keep Aunt Lynda and Phyl on their toes when I visit and make sure I have a banana for morning 😉. Thank you for being the best Grandpa, I will always wish we had more time. ❤️ 
  • May 4, 2021

    Canadian Military Engineers
    The Canadian Military Engineers extend to you and your family our deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow with the passing of Gordon Killingbeck.  
    Major General D. Benjamin, CMM, CD (Ret’d)
    Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Military Engineers 
  • May 7, 2021

    Shirley Musoronchan
    Joyce, I was so sorry to read of Gord's passing. I have many fond memories of him from Shelter Valley Park. My thoughts are with you and all your Family
  • May 23, 2021

    George Myatte
    Gord,I wish I visited you before you left. I want you to know you left a positive mark on me as a young man and soldier in the Canadian Army. I valued your service to Canada in the Korean War! Many of the soldiers in the RCR were of your generation when I joined the Forces and had served in Korea. It has been sad to see all the old soldiers depart. I salute you sir for the good man you always were. A man of integrity a man of his word. God Bless you Gord! CHIMO! and Pro Patria!

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