Gordon Thomas Williams age 97, formerly of Grand Bank passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Christmas Day of 2022.
Gordon had a diverse career as a teacher in Green’s Harbour, Bank of N.S. in Bonavista, 10 years with Arctic Fisheries as Controller in Dildo. He retired from the Dept of Agriculture at age 63.
Gordon had a keen memory even at 97, and a great knowledge of Newfoundland ships and sea. He liked nothing better than a great conversation. He loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. He thoroughly enjoyed sport and played soccer in his younger days. He was a loving, peaceful man who always said “Be Kind” which was exactly how he chose to live his life.
He is predeceased by his wife Rita (Clouter), father Capt. Clarence Williams, mother Selena (Keating), brother Capt. Gerald Williams and brother in law Lloyd Moores.
He has left behind wife Bertha, daughter Karen (Dr James), son Capt. Keith (Patricia), grandchildren Kylie (Christophe), Michael (Jessica), Leonard (Samantha), Kirsten (John); sister, Mary; brother Carl (Kathy); stepdaughters Jennifer (Geoff), and Joanna; grandchildren Grace, Maria, Rachael, Luke, Emma and Joshua. We would like to thank the staff of Kenny’s Pond and the doctors and nurses of 4SA for their special care of Gordon.
A service of celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. from George St. United Church. Interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Should you wish to donate in his honour please do so at Salvation Army New Hope Community Centre. (Canada Helps.org)
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
George St. United Church
Interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Condolences to you on the passing of Gordon. My late father, Edward Thornhill, and Gordon would enjoy many good chats about current, and not so current, events. They fondly remembered Grand Bank and how it shaped their lives. My hope is that their conversation is continuing in a beautiful place. Sincerely, Pamela Snow
My condolences to Gordon’s family. We worked together many years ago and always found him to be kind and willing to chat. Best wishes to members of hid family
My condolences , Gordon always had a smile. He and my father always had great conversations on Sunday mornings. He will be greatly missed by all …
Keith, Trish, and family. Sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Betty and Bill Smith
Hammonds Plains, NS
I had the pleasure of working with Gordon at the Dept. Of Agriculture. He was a very kind and gentle man, with a wry sense of humour… how very fortunate I was to have met such a wonderful person… please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences….
I knew your father from church. He was always interesting to talk to. My condolences to your family. Sandra Nightingale.
Keith, Karen, Carl and Mary,
I am so sad to hear the news that Gordon has passed. Mom always enjoyed when Gordon came to visit her in Grand Bank and he was a special part of our extended family. Sending our deepest condolences to all…
Annette and Eli Baker
To Gordon’s Family,
So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. He had a long life. We knew him from George Street Church and drove him home many times. He loved to chat. A life well lived. Sincere sympathy to you all.
Mildred and Alvin Tucker
Karen, Keith and family.
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Another proud son of Grand Bank from that wonderful era. A sad time fir you, but treasure the memories of a long life, well-lived.
Sincere condolences from Karen and I.
Very sad to hear of Gord’s passing.
Often saw him at Linden Court out for his walk.
Rest in peace Gord.
Karen and Family,
We are saddened by your loss but overjoyed that we had the honour of meeting such a lovely man as your dad..
Heaven has another angel❤️
Glenn & Maureen
Karen, Keith, Mary and Carl thinking of you all as you mourn the passing of your Dad and brother. I fondly remember Gordon from the Allandale Road days. Every time I met Godon in Churchill Square we would always stop and have a chat. May Gordon rest in peace and love. HUGS.
Keith & Trish
We are so sorry for. the loss of your Dad.
He has left a wonderful legacy.
Cherish his memory
Claudia & Ches
Mr.. Williams was a neighbour of mine and I would see him regularly at Churchill Square. Always a kind and friendly man, he would comment about the weather, his wife or any news. I will miss his stories.