Gord passed away suddenly at his home with his wife Kathy at his side. Gord was born in Ottawa, Ontario and resided in Almonte, Ontario for most of his youth. He was predeceased by his father Bruce. He is survived by Kathy, his wife of 46 years, son Graham [Kim], daughter Amy [Jeromy], dear grandson Nash, mother Polly, sisters Karen, Bunny [Kent], Jennifer, brother Rick [Chris], many nieces, nephews, and numerous in-laws.
Gord and Kathy moved to Victoria in 1976 and raised their family. Gord was a chartered accountant and worked in private practice for several years before joining the government and working in the Ministry of Finance. He had retired in 2017. Gord was a quiet gentleman who loved his family, would do anything for a friend, was modest and unassuming and never wanted to make a fuss.
His coworkers admired his knowledge, his practicality, and his frugalness. He loved road trips, history, reading and collecting sports cards, coins, stamps and looking out for a hot bargain. He and Kathy drove from Victoria to Newfoundland last summer which was a highlight for him.
The family would like to thank the first responders, paramedics and the Oak Bay police department for their professionalism, expertise and caring manner. No service as requested by Gord and the family will inter his remains at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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