I first met Gord in 1962, in the ham radio shack at Ryerson, when I arrived in Toronto to attend electronic classes for the next 3 years.
When I returned in 1967 to begin working at the U of T, I contacted Gord, and very soon found myself living just across the street from him in a rented upstairs flat.
We had a good friendship in those years, and it turned out I was the last of his bachelor friends to bite the dust as it were, a couple of years later. In the meantime, we drove our sports cars everywhere, and enjoyed a lot of ham radio together.
From then until his passing, I'd encounter Gord on the air, on the street, and in the odd restaurant. He was a good fellow, always cheerful, and I'll miss him. 73 Gord de Mike VE3GFN