Gordon Alfred Carwithen

Carwithen, Gordon Alfred

1930 ~ 2004


Born in Comox to one of the original pioneer families on October 2, 1930, Gordon passed away on Monday, August 16th, peacefully at home on his beloved farm on Carwithen Road. Gord will be sadly missed by all of those who are left behind to remember him. Loving wife Joy, daughter Diana (Bob Gill) and grandson Colin, son Jeff (Beulah) and grandchildren: Ashley, Alana and Greg, son Stu (Carol), granddaughters: Kelsie and Emily, sister Lucy Grant, relatives and many friends.

Gordon learned the “mechanic trade” at Simms Service Garage on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. He worked as a mechanic for awhile for Comox Logging. He went to Nanaimo to learn about radiators and worked for awhile at a shop near Simms. He was a mechanic at Brammall & Mason at 5th Street, then down to Corfield Motors. He decided he liked talking to people so took up car salesman for Corfields, Malkin Ford and Seale & Thomson.

As the flower and vegetable trade called him he drove the school bus (the kids all called him “Hoss”) and went into gardening in a big way. His life was filled with his family, hunting, fishing, gardening and his tractors.

A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at the farm, 2980 Carwithen Road.

lieu of flowers, a donation to Tsolum River Restoration Society, 6963 Railway Ave., Courtenay, BC V9J 1M4.