WALTERS, Gordon Richard. April 26, 1925 to October 15, 2013. In the first hour of October 15, 2013 beneath the blessed light of the new moon, Gordon Richard Walters slipped peacefully through a threshold to greet his eternal family. Predeceased by their beloved only son John Gordon, who was the light of their life. His parents Walter and Millie plus his 3 brothers Billy, Norm and Jack (died WWII ). Gordon is survived by his most beloved companion Aileen (née Bourne), his wife for 64 cherished years. John’s soul mate Carol Dey, sister-in-laws Elizabeth Munroe and Edith Smith plus many nieces and nephews. John’s best friend Lance has stayed in their life lending support and comfort as needed and has become their second son. Gordon joined the merchant marines in his teens and served in Canada’s merchant navy in WWII. Gordon also worked in the laminated beam industry as plant foreman for many years. When they retired, they traveled extensively. In Gordon’s later years his memories of friends encountered and experiences shared would animate Gordon to reminisce and share his stories.
Gordon was well known in his community of Riverwynde for his helping hand and generosity, he truly loved living there. A special thank you to the care-givers at the Langley hospice for their loving care–Gordie really appreciated all that you did for him. As per Gordie’s requested there will be no funeral. Donations can be made to Langley Hospice or to the charity of your choice. 604-857-5779