It is with sadness that the family of Gordon Lewis, 94, wish to announce his peaceful passing on October 14, 2016 at the Campbell River General Hospital.
Gordon was predeceased by his wife Betty Jane Lewis (Blacklock), his first born son Larry Seymour and daughter Deborah Anne. Gordon will be lovingly missed by sisters Helen and Shirley, Brother Ken, his sons Neil (Karen) and Dale (Marilyn) and daughter Geraldine, grandchildren Tara, Brooke, Anne-Marie (Todd), Peter along with great grandchild Morgan, step-grandchildren Nolan and Jordyne, Griffen and Jacob.
Gordon (1 of 6 children) was born to Ethyl and Sim Lewis in Athabasca, Alberta on April 5, 1922. Like many young men and women of the time Gordon was drawn into World War II. Gordon joined the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and was soon shipped overseas in 1939. He celebrated his 18th birthday in England. At the end of the war, 1945, Gordon returned to Canada settling in Westlock, Alberta where he worked for McCabe Grain & Seed Company.
Gordon would marry the love of his life, Betty Jane Blacklock in 1949. They had a great life together, first living in Westlock, and then moving to Athabasca where Gordon became a funeral director. In 1967 they moved to Campbell River where they owned the Seaside Motel for many years. Upon retiring, Gordon and Betty remained in Campbell River.