Gordon Rushka was born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan. He attended St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton and Regina Cleri Seminary, Regina. He was ordained at Regina Cleri in 1959 by Archbishop M.C. O’Neill.
He has served in several parishes: Kennedy, Carlyle, Estevan, Outlook, Manor, Forget, Benson, St. Cecilia in Regina, Arcola, White Bear, Balgonie, Pilot Butte, Elbow, Fillmore and Griffin, plus the chaplaincy at St. Joseph Hospital in Estevan. Fr. Gordon passed away September 6, 2012 and his funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday September 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victories Parish, Esterhazy, Sasktachewan with Archbishop Daniel J. Bohan presiding.