Gordon Albert Ellis
1941 – 2016
Mr. Gordon Albert Ellis passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 75 with his family by his side.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Josephine Ellis; son, Shane Ellis (Shalon Mayer); his daughter, Wendy Pocha (Edward Pocha), and his grandchildren, Shaylyn Ellis, Keenan Ellis, Kylie Pocha, and Kolten Pocha as well as his step-grandchildren, Nicholas Palmer, Isabella Blanchard and Liam Blanchard all of Cranbrook. He is furthermore survived by his sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, his great-niece and great-nephews. Gordon is predeceased by his parents Loren Ellis and Verola Ellis of Maple Creek, SK; and his brothers, Earl Ellis of Moosejaw, SK, Vearl Ellis of Midland, ON, Bruce Ellis of Courtenay, BC, and Ron Ellis of Cranbrook, BC.
Gordon was born on July 17, 1941 in Dundurn, SK to Loren and Verola Ellis. He married Josephine Duchscherer, the love of his life, on June 11, 1966. After starting out in Dundurn, Gordon and his family moved on to Sceptre, SK where he met Josie and they settled down briefly in Maple Creek, SK before moving to Fernie, BC in October 1968. They moved to Cranbrook and found their forever hometown in August 1969. Gordon worked as a drywaller and carpenter throughout his life as well as guiding hunting expeditions (his favourite) in the BC mountains.
A visitation for Gordon will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The funeral service for Gordon will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook at 1:00 pm. His reception will follow at Christ The Servant Catholic Church Hall following the service. His interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate his life.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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