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GORDON GOURLAY COX

Born: May 15, 1924

Date of Passing: Dec 06, 2014

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GORDON GOURLAY COX 1924 - 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon on December 6, 2014 at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, Manitoba. Gordon was born May 15, 1924 in Minnitonas, Manitoba to Archie and Caroline (Gourlay) Cox. He grew up on the family farm and worked with his father till he was 25. At that time, he headed North to try his hand at mining, finally settling in Lynn Lake. He worked for 37 years for Sherritt Gordon Mines as an electrician / motor winder. On March 16, 1957, Gordon married the love of his life Joan Sulkers. Gordon kept active in the United Steelworkers of America, the Lions Club and curling. Following his retirement in 1986, Gordon settled in Neepawa, Manitoba, where he could spend his time working on his stamp collection, watching the Blue Jays and keeping up on the world of curling. For many years, he and Joan would travel south to Mesa to escape the cold of winter. They enjoyed their time travelling, including eight trips to Hawaii. He enjoyed keeping up on the adventures of his children and his grandchildren. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, twin James Wesley, and sister Nita. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Joan, children Lorne of Ottawa, ON, Barb (Cliff) Halwas of Dufresne, MB, Dena (Bill) Karlson of Garden Prairie, IL, and grandchildren Clayton, Brittany, Ben, Michael and Ally. Gordon will also be dearly missed by his brothers Cecil (Sharon) and Alvin (Beverly) and their families. He will always be in our hearts and we are forever grateful to have had him in our lives. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Country Meadows Personal Care Home for their care and compassion during Gordon's stay and final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winnipeg Harvest. Funeral services will held on December 11, 2014 at the Neepawa United Church at 2:00 p.m. White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 09, 2014

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Lorne My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. - Posted by: Todd Sloan (Friend and fellow lion of the Gloucester North Lions Club ) on: Dec 10, 2014

  • Lorne, Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. When a close one leaves us, a void is created in our lives but strong memories prevail and sustain us through the ordeal. We're thinking of you. Sincerely, Judy and John.(Ottawa) - Posted by: John and Judy Proulx (Fellow Lions) on: Dec 10, 2014

  • Joan, Lorne, Barb & Dena and families, So sorry to hear the news about your husband/father/grandpa. Many memories of Gordon around Lynn Lake. He will be remembered fondly by many of us! We hope these wonderful memories you have of him will comfort you at this time. With sympathy, Winnie & Butch Tanasichuk and family, The Perp's and the Tanasichuk's - Posted by: Winnie Tanasichuk (Friend) on: Dec 10, 2014

  • Lorne, My heart is with you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my prayers. You have been a wonderful son to both your Dad and Mother. Keep the fond memories. Take care of yourself. Pierrette - Posted by: Pierrette Woods (Friend Lion Colleague) on: Dec 10, 2014

  • Lorne our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time in your lives. May God be with you all. Our deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Lion Sis and Lion Andy Etherington (Fellow Lions) on: Dec 10, 2014

  • Joan and family: So sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Del & Gunter - Posted by: Del and Gunter Hildebrandt (friends) on: Dec 09, 2014

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