Gordon was born in Nelson British Columbia on Friday May 18, 1956. When he was a few months old, he moved with his family to Revelstoke BC. In the summer of 1977, he and his family moved to Cranbrook, BC where they were building a house in the south end. When he finished High School, Gordon got on with the Canadian Pacific Railway where he worked in the shops until his accident in 1977. While dealing with the loss of use in his legs, he lived in Vancouver, BC for rehabilitation which left him confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. While in Vancouver, he took computer and bookkeeping courses. He also enjoyed learning to scuba dive and participated in wheelchair basketball. In 1989/90 Gordon came back to Cranbrook to be near his family and continued to take courses in accounting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends playing cards, listening to music and having a good time.
Gordon passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday May 17, 2015. He leaves behind his mother Mildred, sister Jean (Brian Jensen), brother Jim (Joanne Sullivan), 2 nieces and 5 nephews and the next generation of 4 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews who came to know him as Gaffer and also cousins. Gordon was pre-deceased by his father William, brothers Bill and Trevor and his Grandparents Hogg and White.
Funeral service will be held on Monday May 25, 2015 at 1:00 at McPherson Funeral Service, 2200 2nd St. S, Cranbrook BC.