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John Donald Gordon
February 1, 1934 - January 17, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Passed away peacefully at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich, Ontario, Tuesday, January 17 at age of 82. Husband for 31 years of Irene Gordon, father of Beth Gordon, Rob Gordon (Tracy Walsh) and Cam Gordon. Step-father of Clifford Darroch (Melanie) and Alex Darroch (Shari Hunter) and the late Roy Darroch. Grandfather of Alexander Darroch, Emily and John Dyer, Mitchell and Liam Darroch, Jacob and Jessica Darroch. Born in Stratford Feb 1, 1934 to Jean and Quarry Gordon, John was the brother of Rob Gordon (Oriana), and Jane Leney (Jim). <br>John graduated from Western, and in September he organized the 60th reunion for his classmates from Business Class of ’56. He retired after working for Canada Revenue Agency in Toronto, and moved to Goderich in 2000. In his retirement he was active as Church Warden of St. George’s Church, Treasurer of the Rotary Club, Rotary Beach Hut and Cove, Treasurer of the Canadian Addison Society, Treasurer of Skate Park, Goderich and Treasurer of Goderich and District Community Charitable Foundation (Port to Point Trail Association). <br>He loved Huron County, having spent holidays at the family cottage near Bayfield since 1946. He maintained a small cabin in the woods which he continued to visit until his hospitalization less than two weeks ago. Only this year he sold his small sailboat which he had kept in Goderich harbour. <br>Family and friends will remember John affectionately for his gentle nature and his quiet wit. He was always cheerful and ready to lend a helping hand. He will be deeply missed. <br>Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich, on Wednesday January 25, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 87 North Street, Goderich, on Thursday January 26, 2017 at 11:00AM. Donations to the Canadian Addison Society, Goderich Rotary Foundation or St. George’s Anglican Church gratefully acknowledged.</div>