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HOGARTH, GORDON H. Gordon H. Hogarth, VE3CNA, a lifetime avid Ham Radio Operator, a member and a Senator of the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club, passed peacefully, on August 24, 2021. He was "Uncle Gordie" to nephew Scott (Kathy, Matthew in NSW) and to niece Heather (Mike, Jackson, Juliet in Toronto) and brother Brian (Sheila). He will be sadly missed by his family and his many good friends. Due to COVID-19, we are looking forward to a celebration of his life next summer. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Published in Toronto Star on Aug. 28, 2021.
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September 4, 2021

It is a great shock to hear about Gord passong away
We were teenagers in 1957 at the Scarborough radio club , received our call signs a few months apart .
We were in touch many times by radio ond phone.
Rest In Peace Gord.
Bob Brookes ve3csc , ve3sc ve3cnp
September 2, 2021
I met Gord in the early seventies when I was a 12-year old keen to become a radio ham, he parked daily in my neighbourhood where he worked and I spotted his car and antenna. I introduced myself and met a life-long friend who welcomed me to the hobby and it's community. We've stayed in touch periodically across the decades through chance meetings on the air and out and about (as hams do), and when we moved to Guildwood 6 years ago, I was thrilled to reconnect as neighbours, dropping in to each other's house to say hi and chat. I shared a beer with him on his deck just a few weeks ago before he went back to the cottage, and I'm so glad we had the opportunity over these years to reconnect, catch up and enjoy each other's company. Gord was a true gentleman and steadfast friend who embodied the wonderful spirit of our shared hobby, I am shocked and miss him terribly but will cherish my memories of our shared experiences and friendship. We miss you, but you will be always remembered. On behalf of Karen, Nana and I, our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Safe travels my friend, and good DX.
Paul Briscoe
August 30, 2021
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
Mike Goldstein
August 30, 2021
I am going to miss Gord. I met him over 30 years ago when selling his home in the Beach and moving him out to Guildwood. I would stop in to see him 2 or 3 times a year and say hello when he was out cutting the grass. He would always talk bout being at the cottage in Muskoka and loving it up there. I found out later Heather was his niece had worked at Bangor Lodge where my family vacationed. My condolences for your loss in a very nice gentleman.
Brent Foster
August 29, 2021
I met Gord 31 years ago on September 2 when I purchased my summer and now full time home on Lake Muskoka. You could set your watch by Gord he was a creature of habit always arriving and leaving the cottage on the same days and times. We shared many stories over the years and I always liked having a quiet neighbour next door the only real noise I ever heard came from his Ham radio so many times he told me about people he had talked to from remarkable miles away. I’m sure he will be missed by his family and his many ham radio buds it will be sad not to follow him down our road doing 20 km a hour in a 50. God Bless David Kellam
David Kellam
August 29, 2021
I met Gord many times through the radio experience and really liked him. I was so sorry to see he had died so soon.
Caryl Amyotte
August 29, 2021
I met Gord for the first time at a meeting with the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club over 15 years ago. He was the friendly guy who knew everyone and who kept track of what's going on in the club.
Gord was also the organizer of a group of amateurs meeting weekly, where we discussed radio and electronics and solved worldly problems.
His friendly face, positive attitude and his "assembled multitude" will be
sorely missed. Happy Dxing and rest in peace!

73 Bert VE3NR
Bert Almemo
August 29, 2021
Gordon was always very helpful and generous with advice. He helped guide the Scarborough club through some tough times. We will all miss him.

Ray Chow
August 28, 2021
Gord, what a shock to read of your passing. I will miss our hugs and chats at Valu-Mart as well as your stories of the cottage. Our deepest condolences to your brother and his family.

Your old "GO" train buddy.
"Helen" and Chris de Wolde
Guildwood Village
Helen de Wolde
August 28, 2021
I have known Gord since back in the 60s. He was a great friend and will be sorely missed by a lot of people. BCNU es 73 OM. SK dit dit .
Ken Grant
August 28, 2021
Gordon was very positive always called to see how I was doing. I will miss him very much. My deepest condolences.
Ralph Muecke VE3VXY
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