Sooke Minor Hockey loses dedicated volunteer

A memorial service will be held in Victoria on April 12

Gord Sleivert was a dedicated volunteer with the Sooke Minor Hockey association, serving as the president in the 2010-2011 season.

He coached Novice and Atom level hockey, and also held the position of development co-ordinator.

“In spite of countless commitments to his family, the national sports community, and to CSC Pacific, Gord found time to serve our membership for a number of hockey seasons,” stated a Sooke Minor Hockey news release, dated April 4, 2012.

According to the release, the death was sudden.

“Gord’s quick wit, ready smile, and calm leadership, will be remembered always.”

The statment described Sleivert as a dedicated member of the association prior to relocating to Victoria a year before.

Sleivert is survived by his wife Kari, and theirthree children Lachlan, Ben and Brianne.

A public memorial service will be held on behalf of the family by the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, where Sleivert served as vice-president.

The memorial will take place at the Gymnasium at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at 4371 Interurban Road, Victoria on April 12 at 1:30 p.m.