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GORDON HANCOCK

Born: Jun 28, 1924

Date of Passing: Feb 17, 2001

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GORDON HANCOCK It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Hancock on Saturday, February 17, 2001. He is survived by one daughter Sharon (David Wren) two sons, Craig (Tracy) and Christopher (Judy) five grandchildren, Kyle, Blaine, Rehne, Anna and Aiden and many friends. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Isabelle in December 1998. Gordon was born in Toronto, Ont., on June 28, 1924. At the age of 17 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After leaving the service, Gordon enrolled at the University of Toronto and obtained his B.A. Shortly after, he moved to Winnipeg and worked at the YMCA as a Youth Director where he met Isabelle Speed and married her in 1957. In the early 1960s, he worked with the Duke of Edinburgh Conference and earned the Royal Order of the Buffalo. Gordon then became a Professor at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Continuing Education until his retirement in 1986. He was an active member of the community and was co-founder of the St. Vital Historical Society. Gordon was an avid sports fan - in particular of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, February 21 at the Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons Street, with interment to follow at the St. Vital Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those who so wish, donations may be made to the Victoria General Hospital. The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 19, 2001

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