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February 25, 2016, 11:47:11 AM
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February 25, 2016, 12:56:08 PM
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Sue Wilson

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Sad news.  He was definitely a character.  He will be missed.

http://leaderpost.com/gallery/fatal-crash-on-highway-10-between-edgeley-and-balgonie

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February 27, 2016, 08:42:38 AM
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Don Phillipow

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re-post of WSCC announcement:

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Gord Leach.  Gord died suddenly on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 in a motor vehicle collision.  A great number of us within the WSCC had the honour of knowing Gord Leach and his wonderful yet wacky personality.  His sudden passing has shocked all those who knew him and it is a tragedy to lose such an incredible human being.


For those that didn’t know Gord, the best way to describe him was that he lived life LARGE!  Every part of his life was lived in his own grand style and to the fullest. He embraced every kind of motorsport and motor vehicle with passion. If it had 4 wheels and a motor, Gord would probably drive it!


Most of us from the WSCC knew Gord as one of our open wheel racers that hailed from Regina. Gord was also active in autocross, rally, rally cross, ice racing, road-racing, off-road-buggy, land-speed record and we are sure a few disciplines may have been missed.  Gord was also well known in the collector car and car restoration community.  He was the “go to” guy for almost anything car or wheel related.  He always knew someone that could help find what you were looking for, that is, if he couldn’t help you himself.


In Gimli, we will remember Gord for bringing fun, enthusiasm, a trailer full of friends, racers and the William Shatner spoken word album. Gord will be missed by all that knew him, including his network of driving enthusiast friends across Canada.


A special person remembered and a beautiful life honored, he has the racing gods watching over him now.  The WSCC offers our deepest condolences to his family and friends, especially his wife Tammy and children.


For those wishing to help support the Leach family, a donation can be made through the link below;

https://www.gofundme.com/7er6jh8s?rcid=483e6d4adbf411e58716bc764e049a64



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February 27, 2016, 08:53:46 AM
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Don Phillipow

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From Gord's wife Tammy:


 The wake will be on Sunday March 6th at the Balgonie Multiplex on Highway 364 and Railway Street. (Balgonie, Sask)
At 2pm there will be a cash bar serving Gord's beer BREWHOUSE and cocktails! With supper.

We will have a short service and then we want an open mic, and have anyone to go up and speak about Gord's life whether it is through is business, racing, growing up.


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February 27, 2016, 02:14:01 PM
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I'm flying out to Regina on WestJet @ 8AM on the 6th, back at 8PM that evening. I have rented a car if anyone needs a lift.

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March 01, 2016, 04:37:34 PM
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Don Phillipow

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Lloyd Gordon ‘Gord’ Leach of Balgonie, SK passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the age of 45 years. He is mourned by his wife Tammy; sons Riley (Brianna) and Braydon; father Jim; sister Kathy; mother Gail; nieces Sarah and Shannon (Bob); and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Gord was predeceased by his cousin Alaina, with whom Gord shared a special bond. Gord grew up and went to school in Saskatoon. After high school, Gord started working at Kelvin's Wheel & Tire in Saskatoon where he found his calling - Wheels. He moved his family to Winnipeg for a brief period of time to learn the art of wheel restoration at Winnipeg Wheel Works, and then relocated to Regina where he opened Regina Wheel Works 16 years ago, followed by Saskatoon Wheel Works. He was known to recognize the wheels he restored anytime and anywhere.

The best way to describe Gord was that he lived his life LARGE. Every part of his life was lived in his own grand style and to the fullest. Gord was incredibly passionate about his family. His main priority was to ensure his family was taken care of. He embraced every kind of motorsport or motor vehicle with a passion. If it had wheels, and a motor, he probably would drive it or be involved with it. Gord was ‘THE’ go-to guy for almost anything car related and was the glue that helped stick together a huge number of friends where ever he was present.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at the Balgonie Multiplex located on the corner of Highway 364 and South Railway Street on Sunday March 6 2016 at 2:00pm

Memorial donations in Gord’s name may be sent to the Leach family for the establishment of a trust fund for Gord’s boys in care of the Regina Funeral Home, 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK S4V 3A3.

"God Speed Gord". Veni. Vidi. Vici.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.regina-memorial.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.