Gordon Clement ELLIS

ELLIS, Gordon Clement

Friday, 21 Aug 2009

It is with heartfelt sadness that

Joanne, Sean and Lindsay announce

the passing of a very

special husband, father and

grandfather. He leaves behind

his wife of 32 years, Joanne,

children Sean (Kim) and Lindsay,

and his four grandsons

that meant the world to him

(Daelin, Ashton, Kristopher and

Levi). Gord was predeceased

by his father Harvey George Ellis

(Aug. 1, 2009) and survived

by his mother (Iva), three sisters

Pat (Wilf), Mary Lou (Ray),

Donna (Scott) and two brothers

Doug (Elizabeth), John (Hazel),

mother-in-law Sue, sister-in-law

Michelle (Doug) many uncles,

aunts, nieces and nephews.

Gord was a strong-willed man

who, after an eight-month journey

battling leukemia, passed

away peacefully with his wife

Joanne and sister Mary Lou by

his side at the Campbell River

Hospital.

Gord and Joanne made their

home in Campbell River in 1981

and from that time on Gord acquired

many good friends and

acquaintances. Most people will

remember Gord as a dedicated

assistant manager at SuperValu.

Gord worked there for 28 years

and throughout those years created

friendships with the staff

and customers that he served.

Gord loved entertaining his family

and friends with his love of

cooking and being home – doing

this was very special to

him.

Joanne and family would like to

thank all their friends and family

for their support during Gord’s

illness. Special thanks to the oncologists

and nurses at the BMT

in VGH who tried so hard to

make Gord better. All of his support

team said he was a special

kind of guy, always positive with

a warped sense of humour. We

would also like to thank the doctors

and nurses at the Campbell

River Hospital that helped ease

his pain leading up to his passing.

Also, a very special thank

you to Dr. Sian Shuel for her

compassion and support.

The family will be having a celebration

of Gord’s life, in Gord’s

style, at a later date. In lieu of

fl owers, a donation to the B.C.

Cancer Foundation in Gord’s

memory (www.bccancerfoundation.

com) would be appreciated.

I wanted a perfect ending. Now

I’ve learned, the hard way, that

some poems don’t rhyme, and

some stories don’t have a clear

beginning, middle and end. Life

is about not knowing, having to

change, taking the moment and

making the best of it, without

knowing what’s going to happen

next. Delicious Ambiguity.