David ‘Gordie’ Gordon Henderson
August 10, 1915 ~ October 6, 2010
Gordon’s journey of life ended on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 following a short stay in Hospice House.
Gordon is survived by his daughter Sharon of Vernon, sons Don (Patricia) and Bryan (Sandra) both of Kamloops, grandchildren Tammi (Jason), Darrel (Alena), Darcey, Casey, Julie (Aaron) and Stephanie (Chris), along with eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Doris and his five brothers.
Gordon began his journey of life in Franklin, Manitoba. He served overseas in WW II with the RCAF and moved to Vernon BC following the war to start a new life with a small car and his brother. Gordon met his wife Doris Warner and settled down to raise a family in Vernon. His first job was operating caterpillar tractors and working on the highways in northern and southern BC. Being extremely good at maintaining the tractors, he went to work for Finning Tractor in Vernon and Kamloops, and stayed with them until retirement. As a retiree he became involved with Seniors Curling, the North Kamloops Elks Lodge #469 and also with numerous activities at the Mount Paul United Church.
The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in the Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum Street. Following the reception, Gordon will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.
Gordon’s chosen recipient of donations is the Purple Cross Fund c/o Elks Lodge 102 – 1121 – 12th St, Kamloops BC V2B 8A7 or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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