GORDON WAYNE WARD-CARNEY
B.Comm., C.A., C.I.P.
October 15, 1942-May 19, 2003
Gordon passed away peacefully on Monday the 10th of May 2003, at St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Comox.
He leaves behind his wife Jeannette and two step sons Paul (Billie Sue) Pusztai and Frank (Bobbie Jo) Pusztai of Alberta, and brothers Art (Bea) Carney of Saskatoon and Bob Carney of Moosejaw. Uncle Wayne will be missed by eight nieces and nephews; Susan Carney, Pat (Jack) Mathieson, Laura Carney, Jim (Grace) Carney, Glen (Carol) Carney, Lea Lehman, Jeff (Stephanie) Crichton, Ronald Crichton (Paul Martinos). He was predeceased by his father, mother and sister Iris Crichton. He also leaves many good friends mainly in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario.
He was born and raised in Moosejaw where he graduated from Central Collegiate Institute in 1960. He went to the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Campus and completed his B. Comm in 1964, and finalized additional studies in economics in 1965. Former residents of Emmanuel College will remember his work on the financial plan that eventually led to the construction of Place Riel, a student center on campus. After university he moved east and joined the Toronto office of Riddel Stead, a national firm of chartered accountants. Shortly after completing his C.A. he was made an audit manager of that firm. In 1973 he joined the firm of Coopers Lybrand, Vancouver office. Later he became a partner in that firm in the Saskatoon office. He returned to Vancouver and joined forces with William Choo and Don Manning to set up a successful practice specializing in insolvency work.
Ill health forced him to retire in 1999. Gordon, Jeanette and Boots moved to the Comox Valley in 2002, where they enjoyed new friends and a retired lifestyle.
A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held in Vancouver on Tuesday, May 27th, 2:00 P.M. at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 1805 Larch Street, Vancouver, B.C., followed by Interment at the Rosedale Cemetery in Moosejaw. In lieu of lfowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of choice, with appreciation.
COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 1101 RYAN ROAD, Courtenay, B.C. entrusted with arrangements.