Gordon Nelson, born February 4, 1919 in Neepawa, Manitoba, passed away April 21, 2003 in Abbotsford, B.C. age 84.
Predeceased by his first wife Audrey (mother of three sons) and survived by his second wife Dorothy, who will sadly miss him.
During their 11 years together they had many trips around the world, enjoying the comapany of each other.
He is also survived by three sons, Ray (Judy), Earl and Lorne (Val); six grandchildren, Kevin, Krista, Jeff, Scott, Heather, Neil; and one great grandchild, Adara.
Gordon grew up on a farm near Neepawa, and continued to work the same farm as his father, David. Gordon’s granfather origianlly homesteaded in the same area in 1890. Gordon joined the RCAF in 1940 and served in bomber command in England during WWll as a Pilot Officer. Afer the war, he returned to farming, and them rejoined the RCAF in 1953, retiring in 1969. He was then an icemaker at Westwin Curling Club in Winnipeg for 4 years before joining the Manitoba government as a health service driver, from which he retired in 1985. Gordon was an avid curler, card player, gardener, and was a member of Gizeh Shriners.
A memorial service will be held in Abbotsford, B.C. on May 4, and there will also be a service in Neepawa, Manitoba at a late date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.