Gordon Owen Gray Elkin

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    - Ashley Gibson
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    - Kathy Hall
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Obituary

GORDON OWEN GRAY ELKIN (Born February 24, 1933) At peace, December 30, 2009, following a courageous fight with cancer. Loving father of Clive (Diana), Simon (Grace) and Laura Jane (Mark). Very proud Grandpa, Papa and Papa G to Nicholas, Daniel, Megan, Camden, Sydney and newborn Hayley. Predeceased by wife Anne (1985). Will be fondly remembered by cousins Ron (Isobel), Joyce, John (Wilma), dear friend Helen Strasser, those who knew him as 'Uncle' and numerous friends and acquaintances. Gordon had a caring, gentle and loving disposition. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was a master story and joke teller. He excelled at bringing laughter to a room and a smile to every face. Gordon brought joy to thousands as a member of many local community theatre groups including The Civic Light Opera Company and Amicus Productions. Gordon was born in Calcutta, India and attended Sherwood College before coming to Canada where he graduated from Oakwood Collegiate. His family moved to England briefly before returning to Canada in 1957. He worked primarily in the insurance industry including the Westin Assurance Company and Reed Stenhouse. Friends will be received at York Visitation and Reception Centre (160 Beecroft Rd., Toronto, 416-221-3404) on Friday, January 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Gordon's life will take place on Saturday, January 9th at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice and book your seat to see a fabulous community theatre production.

Published in the Toronto Star from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, 2010
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