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SHIELDS, Gordon Paul
Passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 47 after a brave battle with cancer. Cherished son of David Shields and the late Lorna Ann (née Bowman). Beloved husband of Rhonda Rocheleau-Shields. Proud and loving father of Cameron, Liam, and Sydney. Dear brother of Colleen Macdonell (David), Stephen Shields (Angela), and Gregory Shields (Yulia). Son-in-law of Paul and Margaret Rocheleau, and brother-in-law of Kerry Rocheleau (Sean Wright). Gord will also be missed by his nieces and nephews; Caitlin, Scott, Julia, Marshal, Gregory, and Meah, and his devoted canine companion Shyla. Special thanks to Dr. Verma, nurse Tawney, Dr. Werier, and Anita McGowan whose care throughout the past four years was greatly appreciated by Gord's family. Family and friends may pay their respects at the
Kelly Funeral Home - Carling Chapel
2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7G3
613-828-2313
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Mass in Memory of Gord will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 153 Woodroffe Ave (at Byron) on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at Capital Memorial Gardens. In Memoriam donations to Roger's House would be appreciated.
www.kellyfh.ca


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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2014.
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December 18, 2015
Gordon had such a wonderful personality and generosity of spirit. We were lucky to have made his acquaintance and to have had the opportunity to work together. My continuing condolences to his family.
June 4, 2014
It is with great shock that I learned of Gordon's passing. He will surely be missed. Heartfelt condolences to Gordan's family. May his soul rest in peace!
Siva Sivaananthan
June 3, 2014
We were so saddened to learn of Gordon's passing. Our deepest condolences to you, your children and your entire family.
Kapil & Ahela Sellathurai
June 2, 2014
no words can describe the shock and sadness we feel on the passing of Gordon.
He was a great neighbour and a good friend. May his soul rest in peace.
Our condolences to Rhonda, his beautiful children and the extended family.


Joseph, Shirani Alexander
Joseph Alexander
April 21, 2014
Gordon's son Cameron was my brothers best friend I felt so bad for the family wen Gordon died I wish him a better life up in heaven
Tyra Pileggi
February 14, 2014
Rhonda and family,

I was so saddened to learn of Gordon's passing. Our deepest condolences to you, you children and your entire family.

Neighbours - Kim, Jillian and Amy
Kim Sczygiel
February 3, 2014
It is with great shock that I learned of Gordon's passing. I didn't know him well, but I knew of his passion for the "net-zero energy" movement in Canada and his contributions to the field. Too young, too early. My condolences to his family and close friends.
Tyler Hamilton
January 27, 2014
I was so saddened to learn of Gordon's passing. I had the great pleasure of working with Gord in the environmental area over the years and remember his warmth, kindness, and wonderful sense of humour. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends for such a tragic loss.
Melissa Felder
January 27, 2014
Dear Rhonda,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in these very difficult times.
Sincerely,

A former colleague from McMaster School,
Chantal Guitard
Chantal Guitard
January 27, 2014
David,Colleen,Stephen Gregory,
I am deeply saddened by your recent loss.Please accept my sincere condolences.My thoughts and prayers are with you.Love Huguette Gauvreau.
January 26, 2014
Stephen and Shields family
My deepest condolences for the loss of your brother. Know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you .
Vicky Lerikos
January 25, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Rhonda and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your beautiful memories will get you through this difficult time, and they will be something you can cherish forever
Sandra & Rick Coker
January 23, 2014
Stephen,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Gordon. Just want you to know that you, Angela, and your whole family are in our thoughts.
Kelly Kavanagh
January 23, 2014
My deepest and sincerest condolences Thinking of you as you celebrate Gordon today.
Cheryl Willis
January 23, 2014
Dearest Rhonda, children and the rest of the Shields family and extended families;
. . .I am deeply saddened to have learned of Gord's passing only on January 23rd at 5:00pm.
I had the great pleasure of meeting, working with, and socializing with Gord when we worked in the hospitality industry years ago.
Although we had not been close over the years, I DO owe it to Gord and his family to say he was a fine gentleman, friend and sports enthusiast.
Gord, I wish you peace in your final resting place, and myself; like many others, have had their lives enriched by knowing you.

Go forth and let your immeasurable kindness and genuine soul endure forever . . .


Sincerely,

Richard Brown
Richard Brown
January 23, 2014
My deepest sympathies and prayers to Gordon's family during this extremely difficult time.
Karen Johnstone-Hobbs
January 23, 2014
It is with great sadness that I learned about Gord's passing at such a young age. Simply tragic. I extend heartfelt sympathies to Rhonda, Cameron, Liam and Sydney from my family at this difficult time.
David Leger
January 22, 2014
I knew Gord only as a baby. I was in my teenaged years and spent many wonderful hours along with my girlfriend, babysitting him and his older brothers and sister. It was playtime for us all. What lovely memories of a lovely family. Reading these messages about the accomplished man he became warms my heart. Condolences to you Dave, Steven, Gregory and Colleen.
Dave Flatters
January 22, 2014
Our deepest sympathies - Jenn, Rob, Cassidy, Ryan, and Abigail Hilliard (St. Jerome)
Hilliard Family
January 22, 2014
I worked with Gord when we both worked for John English. Karin and I were very shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. He was a great guy. Our sincere sympathy to Rhonda and the children.
Scott Gordon
January 22, 2014
We have many fond memories of the Shields family, growing up in Bell's Corners. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
The MacDonald family( Longwood Ave)
January 22, 2014
It was with great sadness that we heard the news of Gord's passing. We have many fond memories of Gord from our "Hill days" and beyond. He was a true gem! Rhonda, our deepest condolences to you, your children and your entire extended family.
Mariellen Chisholm and Mark Vukas
January 22, 2014
Gord impacted many people and is someone who will be deeply missed. I had the honour to know him on Parliament Hill and to stay in touch with him over the years through politics and Hill events.

Our deepest condolences to Rhonda and family. Gord will be in our hearts and prayers.
Brian Klunder
January 22, 2014
Rhonda
It's been a long time since I had seen you both. My heart goes out to you and your family. Gord was a great guy and will truly be missed.
Jason Harper
January 22, 2014
Rhonda,
It has been a long time since I saw you both. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm truly sorry for the loss. Gord was a great guy and will be missed.

Jason
January 22, 2014
Gord and I knew each other when he worked for John on the Hill and we also worked together at SAMCI for a while in the late 90s. He always made me laugh. As many have said, he will be missed. Having lost my sister to cancer at a age not much older than Gord's, I know how much of a HUGE and UNFAIR loss it is for his family and friends. Condolences
Michael Pearson
January 22, 2014
I knew Gord as both a friend and colleague and always appreciated his hard work and insight. My sincerest condolences to his friends and loved ones.
Hon. John McKay P.C., M.P.
January 22, 2014
Rhonda and family,
It is with great sadness to hear of Gord's passing. I have fond memories of our days at Marbleworks. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Lisa Fong-Kassabov
January 22, 2014
From the short period of time that we knew Gord we realized quickly he is the quintessential gentleman.

The Blais family
Ian Blais
January 22, 2014
I was very saddened to learn about Gord's passing. While we did not know each other well, his drive and professionalism left a memorable impression on me. My heart goes out to his family.
Mario Vella
January 22, 2014
Rhonda & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We were saddened to hear the news of Gordon's passing. Gordon was a wonderful man. He was a great coach to Skyler a few years back. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Love The Sicols (Tony, Charity, Skyler & Riley)
Charity Sicoli
January 22, 2014
It is with a heavy heart that I hear that Gordon Shields has passed away. I had the pleasure to meet Gordon prior to the start of the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition, and of course to work with him from the early start-up days of the Coalition. Gordon was a strong and positive force in the pursuit of higher performance housing in Canada, and particularly in support of the vision to achieve Net-Zero Energy Housing. His energy and enthusiasm was a positive influence in helping launch CMHC's EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative in 2006, which has provided the first showcase of near- and net-zero energy housing projects across Canada. He will be missed, but his legacy lives on and the responsibility falls upon all of us to continue the pursuit of these important goals. Above all this though, a young family has lost a husband and father - my sincere condolences and best wishes go to his extended family, wife and children.
Thomas Green
January 22, 2014
Colleen and family,
My sympathy to you and the entire Shields family at this sad time. May happy memories bring you comfort and joy. Sincerely, Mary Anne Dunlap-Panetta
January 22, 2014
I met Gordon during my early days of involvement in my Liberal Association but remember him well. Very saddened to hear of his passing. Deepest sympathy to the family.
Linda Belanger
January 22, 2014
May the light always shine...... and your loved ones find peace. You will be greatly missed
amanda baird
January 22, 2014
Rhonda, Cameron, Liam and Sydney........ along with all family members. It's with a heavy heart I send you all my love and prayers. Hold them close to your heart, he will always be with you.
Im so sorry we cannot be there in your time of difficulty, but please know we have you all tight in our hearts and thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

All our love....... Mandy (scharf), Jim, Brandon&Cameron Baird Elk Point Alberta
January 21, 2014
Rhonda, Cameron, Liam and Sydney:

Steven and I would like you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Your wonderful husband and father was always spoken about with such great dignity and respect by your mother and grandmother, Margaret, at our work place. Always remember the terrific memories that you have made in your life together. Our sincere condolences to your family.

Steven, Marisa, Brandon and Ryan
Marisa Riva-Yuke
January 21, 2014
My thoughts are with all of you who loved Gord. I didn't know him well. We only met a few times at work functions when he was in Calgary. I do remember though that every time I had a conversation with him I walked away thinking what a warm and wonderful human he was. He will be missed.

I hope this quote brings you some comfort in time...“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” K. Gibran
My deepest sympathy,
Diana Ward
January 21, 2014
Rhonda, Cameron, Liam and Sydney. Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Carrie(Scharf)Coleman, Stephen, Michelle and Jacob xox
January 21, 2014
Rhonda, Cameron, Liam & Sydney, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love and miss you all. Thinking of you. Bert & Sue Scharf
January 21, 2014
Gordon was real gentleman. Few times we met him when dropping Dylan for schoolbus, he had this welcoming and unforgetful smile. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Ashley Lukeeram
January 21, 2014
To Dave Shields and family. We are sorry to learn of Gords passing and that we cannot be there in person to express our sincere condolences. However, please no that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rick & Marian Sleeman
Port Charlotte Fl.
January 21, 2014
Dear Kerry and family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother in law Gordon. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Nicky Sampson.
January 21, 2014
We are deeply sorry for your loss Rhonda, Cameron, Liam, and Sydney. To Colleen, Steph, Greg and Uncle David, you're in our thoughts and prayers.

Raymond, Céline, Alex and Emilie
January 21, 2014
To all of Gordon's family - Pete, Dave and I send our love and prayers to all of you at this heartbreaking time. Our parents, Gord and Maize McLewin, kept the family bonds between The Shields family and ours as a precious connection during our younger days. Many miles may separate us now but we are with you in spirit. God bless.
January 21, 2014
Gord was a kind, generous, caring and wise man. He was also courageous, keeping up with his family, friends and work as he lived with cancer. I was so sorry to hear the news and I hope his family can now find a path to celebrate his life and their love.
Richard Mahoney
January 21, 2014
Dear Rhonda & Family, My sincere condolences to all of u at this time. If you need anything at all you know how to reach me.
Thinking of you at this time.
Leslie and Cody
January 21, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Gord's passing. I worked with him on the Hill for many years, and he was a lovely person with a great sense of humour. My condolences to his family and friends at their loss.
Ruth Thorkelson
January 21, 2014
I didn't know Gord, but I certainly know his work. BRAVO ZULU
Bill Webb, MIRM
January 21, 2014
Gordon worked for me for four years, and we became good friends. He was completely reliable, laughed easily, and was wonderful company. He has left this world too soon, and my thoughts and prayers are with Rhonda and his family.
John English
January 21, 2014
This a tough loss for the country. Condolences to family and friends. I met Gord in the earliest days of the Net Zero homes concept. We were able to strategize and I enjoyed his quick and wide intellegence. Residential is a tough political economy to take on, but he knew it was crucial. I did have a chance to once thank him for his hard work in this sector and the signs of success that it had brought. And there is success.Thus he helped the whole earth. Thanks many time over Gord. You served the people.
Sean Cosgrove
January 21, 2014
My sincerest condolences to Rhonda and family.
January 21, 2014
Gord was the President of the Nepean Carleton Federal board. Gord generously gave his time and energy in making this riding better for all of us. I served with Gord as VP policy and I will always remember his professionalism, his smile and cheerfulness even in times of adversities. Gord you are gone but not forgotten.My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and family. May you rest in peace. Rabia
Rabia D'Andrade
January 21, 2014
So sorry to hear of Gord's passing. I remember him from our days growing up in Bell's Corners. My sympathies to all of the family.
Jennifer Buck
January 21, 2014
My sincere condolences to Gord's family and friends. I remember Gord from our younger days at St. Paul's Junior High School in Nepean, Ontario! He was so much fun and always smiling. Rest in Peace Gord.

Estelle Beer (Pidgeon)
January 20, 2014
I was shocked and saddened to read about Gords passing this morning in the paper. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rhonda and the children...hold onto the memories.
Carey Crupi
January 20, 2014
Sincerest condolences to you and your family Rhonda. Gordon was a man of great honesty and integrity. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Keith Anderson
January 20, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Gord's family. Gord was a long time
Neighbour and friend while growing up. He will be greatly missed.
Our prayers are with all of you.

John and Dorita bush
January 20, 2014
Gordon receiving Special Recognition for his work with the Net Zero Energy Home Coaltion, Awards Ceremony 2011.
I met Gordon through the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition and joined this initiative due to his enthusiasm. He served the Coalition as a strong leader. I will miss him for his wise counsel, for his humour and as a person.

I wish to extend my deep condolences to Rhonda, Cameron, Liam, Sydney as well as to Gordon's extended family and friends.
Gary Hamer
January 20, 2014
We met Gord few times in morning when dropping Dylan for school bus. He was a nice person with this special smile. Very sad to hear about his loss. Rhonda and family - our sincere condolences. (Dylan and Lukeeram family)
January 20, 2014
Very sorry to hear about the passing of a great man. I sat next to Gord at dinner at the Net Zero Summit in Irvine in October and found out about the many things he as done to promote net zero buildings in Canada. All of us owe him a great debt.
Godo Stoyke
January 20, 2014
My condolences to the family.
Christine Taylor
January 20, 2014
I met Gord when we both worked on Parliament Hill. His smile and personality was effervescent! My sincerest condolences to his family.
Ashley Dent
January 20, 2014
Gord was a popular staffer on Parliament Hill. His keen sense of humour by everyone.
Doug Secord
January 20, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Gord on Parliament Hill - he was smart, kind and always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.
Farah Mohamed
January 20, 2014
Dear Rhonda, Cameron, Liam and Sydney,
Our deepest symathies to you all. We are thinking of you and sending our love your way. Let your memories pull you through the difficult times. I am here if you need anything at all.
Kelly, Paul, Trysten
January 20, 2014
My sincere condolences to all of Gord's family.
Kim Wicker
January 20, 2014
This is very sad. My deepest condolences to Rhonda and family.
Stephen Azzi
January 20, 2014
My sincere condolences to Gord's family and friends. May the great memories get you through this difficult time. I remember Gord made friends easily at school and his connection with the Rough Riders. God Bless.
Gary McKay
January 20, 2014
Dear Rhonda, Cameron, Liam and Sydney, Our deepest symathies to you all. We are thinking of you and sending our love your way.
Mark, Kelly and Callum Moss
January 20, 2014
My sincere condolences to Gordon's family. He was a remarkable person and his hard work and dedication earned the respect of all who knew him.
Mark Johnson
January 20, 2014
Gordo, you were a solid guy, a great father, and a good hockey coach. The boys in the dressing room and on the bench are going to miss your steadying presence and words of wisdom. A real stand-up guy. We're going to miss you Gordo.
Gord and Jack Graff
January 20, 2014
Very sad to hear this news. Our deepest condolences to Gord's family.
Thinking about you Rhonda.
In our thoughts and prayers. XOX
Traci Keating and Family
January 20, 2014
I am very sad to hear this news. Gord was a very respected and loved man. Condolences to the family.
Karine Cousineau
January 20, 2014
My sincere condolences. Gord was a wonderful guy who always had a smile to brighten your day. It is truly a shame that he has left this world.
Mary Kirby
January 20, 2014
sorry to hear about gord. my condolences to the family. ian jonsson
January 20, 2014
Gord was a fine man and leaves a big hole for so many . I am so sorry for the pain and loss you are feeling. God bless
January 20, 2014
This is very sad news. Gord was a great guy. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Kyle Harrietha
January 20, 2014
I met Gordon through work but got to know him as a "cancer buddy". He was wise, kind and funny and so loved his family. We need to defeat this disease - it does not deserve Gordon.
Elizabeth McDonald
January 20, 2014
My condolences to Gord's entire family. He will surely be missed. I went to Pius with Gord and he was always quick with a smile and a sarcastic remark. He was truly one of the nice guys. Sheilagh Malloy
Sheilagh Malloy
January 20, 2014
Sincere condolences to Gord's family. Loved that smile!
Gina Fredette
January 20, 2014
Very sorry to hear this news. Gord was such a special childhood friend! Sincerest condolences to all the family. RIP.
Paula Thebarge (Finlay)
January 20, 2014
Walk on my BIG little brother.
Love Stephen
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