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KENNETH (GORDON) JOSEPH ADEY
Born: Feb 22, 1926
Date of Passing: Jul 22, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
KENNETH (GORDON) JOSEPH ADEY
February 22, 1926 - July 22, 2020
He was survived by his children, Donna Monney (John), Valerie Adey (Peter), Gwendolyn Peers (Arthur), Robert Adey, Linda Lashbrook (Arthur), Michelle Adey and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gord is sadly predeceased by his mother Agnes Adey (nee Parsons, born in Guernsey, Channel Isles), his father Marmaduke Adey (born in Adeytown, Newfoundland), his first wife Leonie Adey (nee Loiselle) and second wife Alice Adey (nee Plamondon).
Gordon was born and lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba for many years. He served in the Navy during the Second World War, where he was a submarine detector on the HMS Liscombe and the HMCS Trail in the North Atlantic. After the war, he and Leonie were married at Holy Cross Church, in St. Boniface. He was active in this community and served as a founding board member at the St. Boniface museum. Gord later moved to Kelowna, BC, where he and Alice were married. He was a branch manager of a large general insurance company for 40 years, retiring in Kelowna in 1985. Gord was active member of the Kelowna Naval Veterans Society, the Nordic Ski Club, the Kelowna Naturalist Club and many other organizations.
Gordon was an active outdoors person; he loved skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. He enjoyed working out regularly at the gym, starting at the Reh-Fit Centre in Winnipeg, and continuing in BC until he was in his early 90s.
Grandpa was quick to laugh, loving and affectionate. We will always remember his stories about the war, hiking with him on Dilworth Mountain and our many games of Chase the Ace.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
I am so sorry to hear about dear Gordon passing away.He introtuced me to snow-shoeing when I first moved to Kelowna. We had, together with Harry Almond, so many wonderfull outings which I will always remember. Rest in peace dear Gordon. Irmgard Ruckheim. - Posted by: Irmgard Ruckheim (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2020
I met Gordon Adey through CONC. Gordon was a great person and very friendly. I remember hiking with Gordon and also visiting Gordon when his wife was in care at Sunpoint Village. What a long great life Gordon enjoyed. Thanks for the memories. Sherrell Davidson - Posted by: Sherrell Davidson (Member of CONC) on: Aug 28, 2020
I shared many miles of trail and many hours in the exercise room with Gordon over many years. Gordon was a first-class gentleman and a person that enriched my life and that of others. Rest in peace, my friend. - Posted by: George Scotter (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss - Posted by: Wendy Baldwin (Friend of Linda and Robert ) on: Aug 27, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person! - Posted by: michelle galipeau (n/a) on: Aug 15, 2020
At one of our Dine Outs, (Kelowna Whitespot) Gordon had picked up my wallet on the cashier counter by mistake & I picked up his. At home I realized the mistake. He was a nice gentleman to talk to & he had visited my home town of Carman a number of times. Gordon has deservedly "Crossed the Bar" & thanks for your service fellow Shipmate. - Posted by: Lloyd Johnson (Shipmate from Kelowna Naval Veterans Association) on: Aug 08, 2020
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