Gordon Michael Warford

November 8, 1967 to February 18, 2020


We little knew that morning

That God would call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.


It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.


You left us beautiful memories,

Your love is still our guide

And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side


Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.


Passed peacefully away at his home in the Goulds on February 18th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.  Predeceased by his beloved parents Eileen and Douglas Warford, brothers Jim, Paul and Douglas, as well as Cecil Chafe (father-in-law).

Forever loved and so sadly missed by his devoted wife and best friend Ann Marie; brothers Gerard (Hettie), Michael (Darlene), niece Tiffany Long and nephew Matthew; Greg (Patricia), niece Emily and nephew Sam; Raymond (Lesy), nephew Eathan and niece Haley; sisters Eileen (Stewart), nephews Jeffrey, Corey, Tyler and Curtis; Colleen (Rex), niece Melanie Bishop; Monica, nephew Teagan and niece Talleah; mother-in-law Philomena Chafe (Cecil, deceased); sister-in-law Darlene (Glen), nephews Kyle and Nathan; brothers-in-law Paul (Lisa), nieces Alyssa and Becca; Roy (Karla) and nephew Nick; Brian (Allison), nephews Matthew and Cameron, niece Laura; Dean (Noreen), niece Chelsey and nephew Josh.  Also a number of wonderful and dedicated friends especially Trevor Russell.

Gordie is also leaving to mourn his little angels Faith, Grayson, Sophie, Audrey, Lilly and Ellie who were like his own.

Special thanks to Dr. Boyd Lee for his dedication and commitment to Gordon’s care and Dr. Pouchini for his outstanding support and compassion.

Gordon was a lifetime member of the Gould’s Lions Club where he will always be remembered as a very dedicated member and known throughout the community for his volunteer services.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Thursday, February 20 from 10 am – 9 pm.  Funeral Service to take place on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Kevin’s Roman Catholic Church in the Goulds.  No flowers by request.  Donations in Gordon’s memory, may be made to the Lion’s Max Simms Camp.



10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on February 20, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Friday February 21st

St. Kevin's Catholic Church, Goulds


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Anne Marie & family., I can’t begin to imagine what you have endured. I am so very sorry for your loss and have thought of you daily since Gordon’s passing. He will be missed by many. I can only hope we all meet again in another place. Way to early and tragic a thing and I believe Gord was owed more than this. I too will miss him dearly. Gone but never forgotten.
Thoughts , prayers and love to you all.

Ann Marie, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care of yourself. God bless.,

I did not know Gordon well but when I was younger he was always very friendly and kind. Sad to hear of his passing. Thoughts to his family.

My deepest sympathy to you Ann Marie on your loss. I worked with Gordon in the Dept. of Finance. He was well liked and so kind and very smart. I was shocked to hear of his passing at such a young age. May he rest in peace.

So sorry to hear of Gordie’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this time.

Ann Marie and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Sam and Marie Saunders,
Alexander Bay Lions Clun

Ann Marie & family, my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Gord is at peace. Hold on to all those happy memories. He will certainly be missed.
PDG Lion Jennifer & Conception Bay South Lions Club

To: Ann Marie and Gordon’s extended family: We are sorry for your intense loss. We have known Gordon since his leadership roles with Lions Clubs International. We saw his ability as he moved through leadership roles in his Club, Goulds Leo Club and Zone 8. We proudly watched as he progressed to District Cabinet leadership, and into his position as 1st Vice District Governor. Like so many other Lions, we were so sad when he became ill and could no longer perform the roles which he so enjoyed and to which he was so well suited. His intellect, talents, abilities and decorum made him stand out among leaders. We are sorry that his illness finally conquered his body. But we know that his spirit lives on. May God give you strength and hope and may you be blessed with love and happy memories.
Claudette & Gerald, Mount Pearl Lions Club

Sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .

Hi Ann Marie sorry to hear about one GREAT lion Gord in his passing. Thoughts prayers and hugs going to you all. He will be missed. Hold your memories close to you and think about the memories which will help you through this difficult time. Take care. St. Vincent’s lions Club.

Out thoughts are with you all at this time. Gord has fought hard and can finally rest

I am sorry to read of Gordon’s death. I remember him as a very pleasant and peaceful person and I fondly remember his ‘spark’. I am glad I had the chance to know him just a little.

Ann Marie, we are so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Family at this very difficult time.

Ann Marie, Family and Lions;
So sorry to read of Gordon’s Passing. Wonderfull
Memories of working with him on Lions Project.s.
Also Socializing together. You were a couple that
were meant for each other. Sincere condolances are

Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you all may God give you the strength to go on may he RIP

Anne Marie so sorry for your loss. Gord was a great friend of mine. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I was saddened to hear of Gord’s passing. I worked with Gord at the Dept of Finance and we were walking buddies on coffee break. My fondest memory is being out for our walk and the weather turned for the worse. The rain poured down and we were soaked to the bones when we got back to the office. It was so funny. Memories will comfort us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thinking of Gordon’s family at this time. I worked with Gord for many years at the Department of Finance.. Such a gentle, kind person; he will be remembered by many. Sorry for your loss.

Anne Marie, sorry for you loss. I worked with Gord at the Dept of Finance. We were coffee break buddies. He will be fondly remembered.

My deepest condolences to Gord’s family., So sorry for your loss. I knew Gord from working with the Dept of Finance. , such a kindhearted person. God bless.

Ann Marie, I ams so sorry to hear of Gord’s passing, I worked many years with him at Department of Finance and we became good friends. My prayers are with you and the family. He was a gentle soul. God speed to you my friend!

So sorry for your loss Ann Marie.

Very sad to hear of Gord’s passing. He was an exceptional Lion and a more exceptional Human Being. His attitude we very evident in his fight with Cancer. I am sure that Lion Doug, Lion Hubert and Lion Justin are planning a heavenly bingo now that Lion Gord has joined them. I am sure that former Lion Alex is trying to find a huge plate of chicken wings for Gord. He is missed now and forever.

So saddened for your loss AnnMarie and the Warford family.Prayers and thoughts to you all.

Deepest sympathy Ann Marie Lion Gord was a great Lion but he was even a greater person. he will be be remembered and deeply missed. Take care

So sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. Lion Gord was a dedicated and hard working Lion who was an inspiration to many . Condolences to the Family and the Goulds Lions Club. Rest in Peace and Lionism.

Ann Marie, so sorry for your loss!!! Gordie was an amazing man, you couldn’t ask for a more kind, gentle and loving man! We are so blessed to have had him in our lives!!! We will miss him dearly and will remember the kindness he spread in this world!! RIP Gordon until we meet again..
Cathy, Dave, Dawson and Hunter Pike

on behalf of the Mount Pearl Lions Club we send condolences to family and friends

Anne Marie we send our deepest condolences and prayers on your loss.. Gordie was so sweet with the kids and he will be missed. Thinking of you.

Ann Marie
I am so sorry to hear of Gord’s passing. God bless and may he rest in peace
Maureen Jenkins (former coworker at Finance )

Ann Marie,
I am so sorry to hear of Gords passing. Justin had such a great friendship with you both. I know Justin welcomes Gord with open arms.
My thoughts are with you and your family always

Ann Marie, Greg, Micheal and other family members. Thinking about you all during this difficult time. May your memories of happier days bring you some comfort in your grief. I haven’t seen Gordon in a really long time but I remember him as a kind and gentle person. I know your loss is great. Rest In Peace Gordon.

Ann Marie so saddened to hear of Gordon’s passing..He fought the good fight ,was a great volunteer and will be surely missed by all his siblings and their families as well as the whole Chafe clan.May he rest in peace

Ann Marie,
We were sadden to hear of Gordon passing. He had a wonderful outlook on life and lived it the same way. Gordon was a amazing person and had a great sense of humor. The world will be a different place and he will forever be missed.

Craig & Coraine Cole

Ann Marie, Thinking of you and all Gordon’s siblings during these difficult days. Condolences to all , and not forgetting your family which were his as well..
Be strong.

To: Ann Marie & All Family Members

My sincere condolences to all of you on Gordon’s passing. May he rest in peace.

Love to you all.

Ann Marie,

So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time.
God Bless

Ann Marie, we were so saddened by this news today. Gord will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. God Bless. Another Angel has left this earth to watch over the people that he loved unconditionally. May your sorrows ease with time but the beautiful memories you made together live on forever.

Ann Marie, I’m sadden to hear of Gord”s passing. He was a wonderful person. Deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones.

Pam & Ted

Ann Marie
So sorry to hear about loss of your husband. Our condolences to you and your family.