CHAMBERS, Gordon J July 21, 1924 – December 18, 2013 . As was his wish, Gordon died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a short but valiant fight with cancer. . Born in Vancouver, his childhood was spent in Kuyquot and Victoria. Following graduation from Vic High he attended Craigdarroch College until he joined the RCAF for World War II. Following the war he continued with the RCAF reserve and completed his education, graduating from the UBC Faculty of Commerce. . After many years in the corporate insurance world with Allstate Insurance and BC Life and Casualty, Gordon joined forces with Stan Olson and formed the insurance brokerage of Chambers Olson Ltd. With the help of his son David, Chambers Olson Ltd grew to be what Gordon called "the Best Broker on Broadway" and he was proud to have three generations of his family working in the business. He was one of the oldest active brokers in the province until August of 2013 when failing health forced his retirement. . Memberships in the Royal Canadian Legion from the end of the war to the present, the Masonic Lodge as Past Master, Scottish Rites, Gizeh Shriners in both the Greeters Unit and Tsawwassen Shrine Club and the Pals Club brought many years of pleasure and pride, an integral part of Gordon's life. . We honour his sense of honesty and integrity both personally and professionally. His profound knowledge of insurance business is his legacy to his loyal staff, clients and many associates. . Gordon is survived by his wife Maggie, children Susan (Darryl), David (Natalie), Barbara (Bob), Lisa (Peter) and their mother Miriam, step-daughters Gigi (Wayne), Jacquie (Earl), Jeannine (Darren), 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and his many nephews and nieces. . The family wishes to thank Dr. James Bond and the Surrey Memorial Thoracic team, the Home Care Assistance caregivers and all who were faithfully at his side. . A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC followed by a reception at the Delta Town and Country Inn, 6005 Highway 17A at Highway 99, Ladner, BC. . In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Shriners' Gizeh Patient Transportation or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. . Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
Published in Delta Optimist from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2014.