Gordon Roy Allan October 30, 1922 - June 1, 2014 Born in Carnduff, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully in Surrey, B.C. at the age of 91. Gord was pre-deceased by brothers Rae and Ken, sister Doreen and grandson Ross. He is survived by wife Gayle, sons Mark (Kimberley) and Kim (Lynn), grandchildren Erin Hughes and Perry Allan (Jodi), great-grandson Jacob Hughes, stepchildren Susan Hucik (Wayne), Gene Bailey (Sharon), Debbie Ziola (Monte), Judy Bailey, Cheryl Berti (Ted) and Craig Bailey as well as many nephews and nieces. The youngest of four siblings growing up in small-town Saskatchewan, Gord had many humorous stories to tell of the childhood antics they got up to. He moved to North Vancouver as a young man, living and working there until after retirement. He served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy from December 1941 to September 1945, sailing in the North Atlantic convoy service as a Signalman. Through his navy service, Gord was able to attend UBC after WWII. He graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree. Gord made a career working mainly at Isaacs Pharmacy on Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. He and Gayle moved to Langley in the late 1980s and lived there for the remainder of his retirement years. Gord had a passion for curling and golfing throughout his life. He spent decades curling at the Capilano and North Shore Winter Clubs on various teams. He golfed well into his retirement years and he and Gayle shared the same enthusiasm for the Canucks hockey team. Gord will be remembered for his dry sense of humour and his amazing knowledge of many sports and sports teams. The family thanks the staff at The Residence at Clayton Heights for their wonderful care of Gord during his last year. Gord's ashes will be interred at a later date at the Valley View Memorial Gardens in Surrey.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 5, 2014