Posted: December 4th, 2013

GORDON NELSON MALMBERG, beloved husband of Lena Malmberg, passed away peacefully at the Cardston hospital on November 24th, 2013 at the age of 89 years.

Born Aug.28, 1924 at the ranch at Spring Coulee. Gordon’s life was one of service, to his community and to his church. He was a member of the Lion’s Club for 20 years, serving one year as President. Later he was a member of the Rotary Club. He and Don Shaw supervised the Heritage Days Parade for many, many years. He was second counselor to Bishop Don Card. Some years later he was first counselor to Bishop Vern Quinton for six years. He was involved with the raising of funds for the construction of the Ice Arena. He served as Chairman of the Hockey Association for years and coached some of the young hockey teams, driving them to distant towns for competing games. He belonged to the Curling Club for years, including one year as president. He served on the District Scout Committee with the headquarters in Lethbridge. He served on the town council for 3 terms and spent countless hours working the renovation of the Civic Centre which has become a center for town activities, concerts and social events. He served as the Priests advisor for nine years and took those young men on many trips for super activities. He was later asked to serve as Scout Master at the age of 72. His favorite calling was as an ordinance worker in the Cardston Temple. He sent both of his sons on missions and all of his children to university. He leaves to mourn his wife of 66 years, Lena Colleen Malmberg-his children Melanie(Clark) Romeril, David Gordon(Jo) Malmberg, Cheryl(Gilbert) Andruski, Brent Nelson(Jo-Anne) Malmberg. Also saddened by his passing are 21 dearly loved grandchildren and 28 precious great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Beth Malmberg, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston West Stake Center, (Waterton Highway) Cardston, AB. on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Carey Quinton Officiating. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery, Cardston, Alberta. Flowers Gratefully Declined. If desired, donations may be made to: The Canadian Arthritis Society, 740 4th Ave. S., Lethbridge, T1J 0N9, Canadian Diabetes Association, 210 D 12A St. N. Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1 or the charity of your choice. E-mail your condolences to: Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy.

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