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Passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at home surrounded by those who loved him, after losing his courageous battle with melanoma. Gord was most proud of his children April, Becky, Kelly and Bruce whom he loved with all of his heart. Gord also leaves behind eight grandchildren. Gord made his own way in the world from a very young age, making his appearance butt first at home into the hands of a midwife in Glasgow, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada at the age of nine with his mother and father, siblings Ed, Ron and Jane. He loved being a Canadian, and he embraced the Canadian way of life learning to ice skate, play hockey and lacrosse. Gord went to Forster High School and St. Clair College. He worked as a hockey trainer with the Belle River Canadiens junior "C" hockey team where he was part of a championship team. He was a season's ticket holder of the Windsor Spitfires and one of his last wishes was to see the new Spitfires joining the lineup in the fall. Gord's day job as a tool and die maker was an incidental part of his life, although he was proud of his skills as a tool maker it was his vehicle to pleasure. He was a member at Waterford Hills Raceway where he raced cars, worked corners and trained drivers for several years. Of all the years Gord lived, his last five years were the happiest. He fell in love with the little redheaded girl and married her, his best friend Crystal Hall. Following a private cremation, a Celebration of Gord's Life will be on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Hilton Hotel on Riverside Dr. Windsor at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Gord's and Crystal's friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brentwood House or St. Elizabeth Health Care would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Cremation Society of Windsor
& Essex County (519-969-5449)
3260 Dougall Ave.
Published in The Windsor Star from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2012