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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

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Published in Delta Optimist from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2014.
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January 26, 2014
Wanda and I have so many wonderful memories of cruising with Maggie and Gordon . There was never a dull moment when our friend Gordon was around . Our sincere sympathy to the family
Tim Thorsteinson
January 20, 2014
Gordon was a gentleman, always smiling + positive. I try to model how I treat others on my interactions with Gordon. He left a lifelong impression. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Graham Haigh
January 16, 2014
In memory of a special gentleman who meant the world to me.
January 16, 2014
On behalf of your friends at Canstar Restorations, please know we care deeply and send our sincere condolences. May you find peace and comfort in treasured memories.
The Canstar Restorations Team
January 9, 2014
Dear David Nat and Family

We very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.

With deepest sympathy

Gary and Dennise Ovington
January 9, 2014
Dear David,Nat and family

We are sorry for your great loss.
We had a few fun and special nights with you and your dad.

With deepest sympathy

The "Os"
Gary and Dennise Ovington
January 6, 2014
Gordon, was always there with Insurance information. Fellow floaties will miss him. Regards Mike Owen, Delta BC.
Michael Owen
January 4, 2014
What a wonderful man Gordon was- friendly, humorous, yet sincere. Deepest sympathy to his large wonderful family. He certainly will be missed by all.
Gerald & Peggy Bidwell
January 4, 2014
We will miss his wit and parliamentarian roles at IBABC AGMs. Gordon was one of kind and we offer our sincerest condolences to the family of The Best Broker on Broadway!

Fraser and Nancy Lyle, Abbotsford, BC
January 3, 2014
I will miss Uncle Gordon, in addition to being a man who had a great love of life; he was a remarkable brother to our mother Sheila Nerland (Chambers). Gordon was a friend to many, father of amazing kids, was fortunate to have been loved by 2 remarkable women Auntie Merrie, & Auntie Maggie and far more than an Uncle to me. I will miss you.
Cynthia Nerland
January 3, 2014
Sincere condolences to Maggie and family. I have many great memories serving on the Board of IBABC with Gordon...and one fun fishing trip to Barkley Sound! RIP my friend.
Dave Bakes
January 3, 2014
Floyd and I are very sorry to hear of Gordon's death. Please accept our sincere condolences. We will miss his statement at all IBABC Meetings saying "the best broker on Broadway". Rest in Peace.
Gloria Murphy
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