Passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, May, 17th, 2018. Gordon was the youngest son of James and Isobella; and was also predeceased by his brother, David; and sisters, Evelyn, Isabel and Marjorie.
After graduating as a medical doctor in 1949, he had a long medical career. He was involved in both practicing and teaching, which saw his medical career span 50 years from The Banting Institute, McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute and eventually to Memorial University . He was a proud co-founder of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists. Gordon eventually retired at 79! Gordon leaves his family and friends with special memories at Terra Nova National Park, his gardening, photography and of course driving his children to their early morning sport practices.
Gordon was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Gordon leaves with fond and loving memories his wife, of 47 years, Julia (nee Parker); children, Alexander (Elizabeth) and Sarah (Bryan); grandchildren, Duncan, Katie, Hillary, Malcolm, and Parker. Special thank you to the staff at Kenny’s Pond, for the care provided to Gordon.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Friday, 18th May from 1-4 and 7-9 pm and Saturday, 19th May 1-4 pm. Funeral service will be held from the Anglican Cathedral of St. John The Baptist on Monday, 21st May, 2018 at 11 am. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the CNIB, Salvation Army, and Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Place.
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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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