GREENWOOD Gordon Leonard
Gordon passed from this life to be with the Lord on Sunday April 20, 2008. Gordon would have been 87 years old on his birthday on August 2, 2008. Born in 1921 in Cessford, Alberta, Gordon moved to British Columbia with his family at the age of 14. The family settled in Fort Langley and Gordon lived there for the majority of his life.
Gordon graduated from high school in Langley and served in the Second World War for 5 years, discharged from the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Warrant Officer Class 1. Throughout his life, Gordon served his community in a variety of positions, such as the president of the Fort Langley Board of Trade, Volunteer Fireman and member of the Board of the Fort Langley Fire Brigade, Member of the Rotary Club and was a School Trustee in the District of Langley from 1978 to 1990. Gordon was honoured by having the Gordon Greenwood Elementary School in Walnut Grove, named after him.
Gordon lived his faith on a daily basis and he and his wife Eunice raised their family in a Christian home. He served on the Board of Christian Life Assembly as well as the Board of Pacific Academy.
Gordon is survived by Eunice, his loving wife of 59 years; daughter Catherine Kidd (husband John), son Bruce (Wife Tammi) and son Richard; grandchildren, Nancy, Stuart, Andrea, Jeffery, Tara, Micah, Braden, Jolene, Brittany, Bryce and Charis. Gordon was the oldest of eleven children of Freda and Leonard and is survived by Richard, Adrian, Irene (Marsden), Esme (Southwell), Fay (Morelli), Geraldine (Hutt), Joan (Harvey), and Michael. He was predeceased by sons Bradley and Brian (wife Jill) and sisters Hazel (Clarke) and Vivian (Grantham).
A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 56th Ave. p.m. Friday April 25, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideon’s Society or the Emergency Relief Development Overseas Fund.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Simpson’s Manor in Fort Langley for their compassionate, loving care of Gordon while he was a resident.
“As I have loved you, so you must love one another. All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another “. John 13:34,35
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