Peacefully, on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Cawthra Gardens, Mississauga, in his 79th year. Loving father of Catherine (Darryl) and Robert (Bob) (Susana). Devoted grandfather of Emily, Tyler, Gabriel and Samuel. Predeceased by brother Ronald, father Michael and mother Mary. Fondly remembered by family and friends. Gord grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Toronto in 1973. Throughout his life, he loved woodworking, and crafted the table and dry sink that furnished his dining room, as well as many other projects for family and friends. Following an over 30 year career at Federated Customs Brokers, where he retired as Vice President of Finance, he kept busy and active playing squash, racquetball and tennis regularly. He enjoyed investing and tracking the stock market. He also had a green thumb, with a large collection of plants he tended to in his home. Although a stroke in 2010 altered his life profoundly, he was always a very proud and determined man, and fiercely valued his independence.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. A service for Gordon's final place of rest will take place in Winnipeg at a later date.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada