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ADAM GORDON HAMPTON II
Born: May 28, 1934
Date of Passing: Nov 18, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
ADAM GORDON HAMPTON II
Adam Gordon Hampton II passed away peacefully on November 18, 2022, at the age of 88, surrounded by the love of family, at Park Manor Personal Care Home.
Gord was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (Paul) Hampton on April 26, 2009; his brother, Reginald Morris Hampton on November 16, 2010; his mother, Eleanor (James) Hampton on March 1, 1999 and his father, Adam Gordon Hampton on November 6, 1968.
He leaves behind his children, Adam Gordon Hampton III (Lennie), Grant Paul Hampton (Rikki) and Leila Beth Hampton. Gord cherished his grandchildren, Amanda (Cassidy), Ashley (Alex), Adam (Katie), Mclean, Paul, Alex, Bryce (Tyler), Connor and Kierstin (aka 3/4) (Wyatt); as well as his two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Lily.
Gord was born on May 28, 1934 in Brandon, MB where he worked for years at the Brandon Mental Hospital. Later, he worked towards and received his Projectionist Certification. He then moved to Winnipeg where he decided to pursue a career in Hairstyling. He decided to open his own shop and bought his first location at 1096 Pembina Hwy. on July 1, 1962, naming it Gord's Hairstyling for Men. This would lead to an impressive career that would see him open a chain of salons. Ultimately, he would semi retire in 1991 when he moved his business to his personal residence at 149 Buxton Rd., finally retiring at the young age of 85.
Gord had a passion for woodworking and gardening which was evident to anyone who was lucky enough to enjoy his amazing yard. Gord's philanthropic community efforts made a significant difference to the residents of Fort Garry. He was heavily involved in the Kiwanis Club where he was instrumental in raising funds to aid in the build of the Kiwanis Plaza, countless hours spent organizing the Block Parent program, volunteered time to become a Curl Canada instructor and then helped establish a youth Curl Canada league from the Pembina Curling Club. Gord contributed to many University of Manitoba fundraising activities and then volunteered countless hours helping seniors health programs and seniors rights activities.
Dad made a difference in the life of his family in so many ways. Whether it be helping gut a house during renovations, providing advice, being a chauffeur, a shoulder to cry on and then helping to cheer us up by saying, "You're so beautiful when you cry". We will never be able to thank you enough, Pop, for the guidance, love and support that you showed us. Your tireless dedication to your family will forever be appreciated.
We would also like to extend a special thanks to the amazing staff at the Park Manor for the extraordinary care that you showed our Dad.
A private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to CancerCare Manitoba in Dad's name.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 26, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
My first contact with Gord came from two of his clients that happened to be employees with me at Dominion Bronze. They were doing some book work privately for him. When they decided to give it p I took over. That began our friendship and professional relationship for over 50 years. In that time I had various haircuts and he would joke with me about my hairstyles. We shared about our families, our trips the ups and the downs. He was a special person to me and I am going to miss our chats and his humour very much. My condolences to the family for your loss. Eric & family - Posted by: Eric Pound (accountant, friend, customer ) on: Nov 28, 2022
I'd like to tell you what an amazing person Gordon was- he styled my hair in the late 70's that literally changed my life- after that I gained a lot of confidence to pursue my career- he rented out the basement suite to me so I could get to university- he gave me irises from his garden that still grow in mine-he took the time to listen to me and I listened to him- he loved his family so much and would always brag about them - I got to know Lillian and also his mom- I enjoyed hearing about his canoe trips- he had a hearty laugh that made you feel at ease . I feel honoured and privileged to know him and he made everyone's life brighter. My condolences to Adam, Grant and Leila - Posted by: don vermette (friend and customer) on: Nov 27, 2022
One day in the early '70's and in need of a haircut I walked into Gord's shop on Pembina Hwy. He said sort of gruffly "What do you want"? I answered "A haircut". He said "You need an appointment". Looking at the empty barber chair I asked "when"? "How about now"? he responded with a grin. Thus began a long relationship that turned into a friendship that lasted until he retired. We learned about each others family, children's activitied and our lives in general. Even after we moved to Toronto I continued to return to Winnipeg and visit Gord for my haircuts. After moving back I continued seeing Gord until one day there was no answer when I called for an appointment. Since that time I wondered and searched to find what happened to him. Learning of his recent passing sadly brings closure to that. He was a nice man, one of whom I will always have good memories. My condolences to the entire Hampton family for your loss. - Posted by: Bob Norris (Client) on: Nov 26, 2022
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