Feb. 17, 1929-Dec. 23, 2012
Gordon passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce Audrey MacDonald. Gordon is survived and will be greatly missed by his son David Gordon MacDonald and his wife Wendy of Victoria, BC, his daughters Deborah Ellen Raithby and husband Wade of Courtenay, BC and Katherine Anne Hunt and her husband Duncan of Victoria, BC, grandchildren Christopher Raithby, Heather Raithby, Lisa Raithby, Shawn MacDonald, Rachel MacDonald, Betheny Hunt, Kourtney Hunt and Megan Hunt, 2 great grandchildren Emma Raithby and Kaiden Raithby, as well as special friend Elizabeth Lovejoy of Comox, BC.
Gordon served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1948 to 1974 and was a member of the Chief Warrant Officer’s Mess. Once outside the military he worked as Assistant Manager of Beaver Home Centre then manager in Cubbins, retired from there in 1983 and owned a store – The Executive Shop until 1988. In his leisure time he loved to golf and fix things, everything from household items to toasters.
Gordon was a loving husband with a great sense of humour who was well liked and will be truly missed.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hunter and the nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. If friends so wish, donations made in Gordon’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.