Gordon Norman Blackburn

Sadly Gordon passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on May 20, 2013, peacefully surrounded by his family. Gordon was born in the Comox Hospital, was raised in Bevan and lived most of his adult life in the Comox Valley. Gordon worked in the local logging industry for 35 years in many BC coast communities from Queen Charlottes to the Comox Valley. Gordon enjoyed 35 years of retirement. Most days started with his coffee “Buddies.” Gordon enjoyed travelling, hunting, fishing and importantly being an awesome husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Gordon easily struck up conversation with everyone he met during his life adventure and as a result has made many friends.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents Austin & Marjorie Blackburn; sisters Ev Hardy and Bernice Belyk and daughter Nancy Mudge. Survived by the family he was so proud of, wife of 60 years Heather Blackburn; daughters Sandra (Ralph), Donna (Randy); sons Dan (Glenys), Ed (Ellen) and Rob (Naomi), grandchildren Nicolas (Katarina), Jennifer (Jerrett), Tyler (Rachel), Codey (Danis), Kimberly, Laura, Stephanie (Gareth), Jessica, Kyle, Tonya, Sarah (Ed), Beau and Joel, great grandchildren Cade, Jordy, Gabby, Leo and Tyson.

The family would like to thank the entire medical team in the emergency and ICU at St. Joseph’s Hospital for excellent care and comfort that was given to Gordon and the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 2137 Comox Ave., Courtenay, BC V9M 1P2. Thank you.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Rod and Gun in June. Date to be announced.

Dad is a mixture

of fun, cheer, and laughter,

and bright childhood memories

to keep ever after.

He sees in us qualities

that no one else can

A dad is a dear

and a valuable man!

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