Sept. 1, 1919 ~ Oct. 1, 2004
We salute you Gord, you were our father, granddad, uncle and best of all, friend to all of us. You were best known for that twinkle in your eye, smile on your face…a true gentleman. We’re going to miss you and all the good times spent together at your home, the lunches and dinners and just hanging out at the cabin…waiting for happy hour.
Gord was raised in the Comox Valley at the Pump House and started working in the logging industry when he was a young man. He loved to tell stories about working on the “loci” and the “speeder”. Gord volunteered for the RAF before Canada was involved in the Second World War. He spent 6 years in the Western Desert in Africa and loved to tell his children and grandchildren stories about this.
When he returned to Canada he brought his wife Jean out as one of the first war brides and they made their home in Campbell River. Shortly after his return from the war he assisted in the initial construction of the Campbell River Pulp mill. When this job finished he was hired on in the pulp mill‘s electrical department and retired from there in 1984, when he was 65 years old. Gord was able to tinker and fix anything and he spent many happy hours in his workshop doing just this. He also enjoyed building models of fishing boats and steam donkeys. He was on the Board for Yucalta Lodge, volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop and was a member of the Legion.
Gord is predeceased by his wife Jean, his son Lorne, his brother Keith and his sister Pat. He leaves behind the “Roberts Clan” to carry on his memory. They include his sons Wayne(Marilyn) Roberts and David Roberts; his grandchildren: Troy Roberts(Karen), Tony Roberts (Tammy), Jody Graham, Jai Sequoia, Debbie Roberts (Bill), Candie Dunsmore (Barry), Clint Roberts (Denise) and Ryan Roberts; his great grandchildren: Chad, Fontana, Clinton, Savannah, Mckayla and Bradley.
A Huge Thank you from the family to Dr. Jim Proctor, all the hospital staff on 3 North, People at Home Support Workers – Sheila, Kim, Carol, Marina, Lynn and Nancy. We felt your concern for our father and your support for us.
A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at his home at 783 Thulin Street, Campbell River on Saturday, October 16th from noon to 4p.m. Please come and help the Roberts clan salute a man whom we all dearly loved.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary.