GARVIN, Gordon Presley
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Veteran of World War II
Royal Montreal Regiment
IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
After fighting a good fight, running a good race and keeping the faith for 96 years, Gordon has gone to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He left us on March 1, 2012 at Kingston General Hospital with wonderful care and kindness from the staff on Kidd 9. A gentle and considerate man, he will be greatly missed by his beloved Frances, wife and dearest friend; much loved daughters, Barbara Quintal, Aylmer, Qe; Dawn Thompson, Kingston, ON; Jill Garvin, Ottawa, ON and a step-daughter Judy Adcock (Ray) of Westport, ON. Gordon also leaves to mourn several grandchildren, great- grandchildren and a great-great-grandson as well as a niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Violet Grey (Donald) and a brother Hector both of Maniwaki, Qe. Predeceased by wife Lena Daudelin mother of Dawn and Jill. Gordon lived a long, rich, happy and productive life. He served six years in the Canadian Army, with the Royal Montreal Regiment in the United Kingdom and the IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards in Italy. He was discharged from the army on July 27, 1945 and on the 1st of August was hired by the Public Service of Canada in Ottawa where he served four years with the Department of Finance followed by thirty-one and a half years with Canada's Immigration Service, retiring on December 28, 1980. In keeping with Gordon's wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Lyons Funeral Home in Westport on Friday March 9 from 7-9 p.m. A service of Christian Burial and Celebration of Gordon's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 10 with a reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Westport, ON
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Westport or the charity of your choice.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Mar. 3, 2012