Cecile Marie Reine Gordon
July 22, 2013 on a clear Okanagan night under a full moon Cecile Marie Reine Gordon (nee Brosseau) passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at Hospice House in Vernon. Cecile was born in Vegreville, Alberta close to the family homestead at Brosseau, Alberta on July 5, 1955. She moved with her family to Kelowna, BC in 1966 where she met her life-mate and soul mate, Ross Gordon. Resident on the family property by the Shuswap River not far from Shuswap Falls since 1974, Cecile touched many lives as a traveller, a gardener, a volunteer, a cookbook author, a master chef and most importantly to her, a devoted mother to her two beautiful daughters. Cecile touched the lives of every person she met and was an inspiration to everyone. Not only was she dedicated to her family but she was also a confidant and close friend to her siblings and their families. Cecile was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Alexander Brosseau and Jeanne Brosseau (nee Desaulniers) and by her nephew, Joseph Darren Brosseau and is survived by her loving husband, Ross Gordon and her two daughters, Monika Gordon and Hana Gordon. She is also survived by her siblings, Marquerite Brosseau, Rosaline (Ron) Nishi, Joseph Brosseau (Brenda Bannerman), Charles Brosseau (Anetha), Jeannette Rosene (Richard), Bernard Brosseau (Shelly), and numerous nephews and nieces. A celebration of Cecile’s life will be held at a later date for friends and family and the family will make an announcement at that time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Cecile’s memory be made to the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Legacy Fund (2114 Shuswap Ave, PO Box 661, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0) or the Canadian Cancer Society (#104, 3402-27th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1) You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca .
Arrangements entrusted to:
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ®
Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237