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I found out this week that a friend and colleague, Gord Paynter, passed away.
It was a shock to everyone. Gord died from  a diabetic seizure. He was 57 years old. It was diabetes that took Gord’s eyesight when he was in his twenties. He told me a long time ago, he was sitting on a barstool and he just remembers his eyesight going one day. Poof. Wow I think a lot of us would have thrown in the towel then but not Gord.
Gord choose to do stand- up – one of the scariest occupations.
Gord developed his act from amateur nights and moved onto the professional circuit at Yuks.
We shared many miles together. Gord was one of the most entertaining passengers.
He was never in a bad mood and he was always filled with great stories.
The hours driving to a gig flew by.
Gord turned his love of being in front of audiences into motivational speaking.
I have no doubt that he inspired tens of thousands of people around the world who need to be reminded everyday how great life really is.
Seriously, people stop complaining.
We will miss you Gord. My deepest condolences to your wife, family, friends and audiences who didn’t get a chance to hear your message.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]