GORDON BRACE CONQUERGOOD, BASc., P.Eng. Gordon passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario on August 6, 2014 at the age of 90, after a very brief illness and surrounded by loving family members. Husband of the late Gwendolyn Ruth Gregory (1993), father of Kelly Jean Konchuk (Bill Wood), Stony Plain, Alberta and of Stephen John (Ann), Calgary, Alberta and grandfather of Trevor, Graham and Heather. Youngest child of Minnie Elizabeth Brace (1954) and Charles Richardson Conquergood (1968) and predeceased by siblings Norman (1998), Ralph (1985), Frank (1961), Ruth (1995), Jim (1992) and Bob (2009). Born June 4, 1924 in Toronto, a proud Veteran of World War II, Gordon graduated in 1949 in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. Prior to retirement in 1989, Gordon had been employed by Power Corporation of Canada (engineering), Warnock Hersey Co. Ltd. and the Public Service of Canada in 4 departments. In his later life Gord met a true life partner in Genovaite (Gene) Bijunas, Ph.D. and they shared together the love of travel, golf, friends and family. Gordon was a longtime member of Forest Grove United Church and of The Summit Golf and Country Club and he was also a passionate amateur genealogist, family historian and world traveller. "Uncle Gordon" was a true lifelong learner and he especially learned to share hugs from his kith and kin. Perhaps the strongest memory we will have of Gord is how his face would light up at the sight of a family member in the room. Friends and family may visit at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto on Sunday, August 10th from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, August 11th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral will be held at Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave., Toronto, on Tuesday, August 12th at 1 p.m., followed by interment and reception at York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road, North York. Memorial donations can be made to the United Church of Canada.
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Published in the Toronto Star from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2014