Donald J. Gordon

Donald J. Gordon
Date of Death: April 16, 2021
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GORDON, Donald John – Passed away Friday April 16th at the Guelph General Hospital after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, in his 92nd year.

Don was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 70 years, Katherine Gordon; his children James Gordon and his wife Val Morse, Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gordon and her husband Brad Rooke; grandchildren Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon, Alexandra Odessa Gordon, and Tristan Rooke; great- grandchildren Ameliya and Vivienne Slezak; and an extended Gordon clan in Canada and Scotland.

Born in Toronto in 1930, the youngest of seven children of Scottish immigrants James and Margaret Gordon. Don retired after 35 years as head of R&D in the Engineering Department of the University of Guelph. He enjoyed more than 50 years in the beautiful home he built by hand on land he cleared himself in Rockwood, Ontario. He was an inventor, bagpiper, teacher, mechanic, homesteader and creative genius, a country gentleman with a big heart and endless dry wit and humour. We expect he will be oiling the squeaky hinges on heaven’s gates and giving them a good coat of Tremclad.

Don’s family is grateful for the excellent care he received in his time at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home in Fergus ON.

Cremation arrangements have been made through the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com. 

A celebration of Don’s remarkable life will take place at a later date.

Donations in his name would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario

Bagpipe Lament

Someone will play

‘The Flowers of the Forest’

when his candle flickers out,

a bagpipe lament

when the light disappears,

the sound could reach an angels’ heart

if they had one.

(Katherine L. Gordon ~ April 16th, 2021)

A tree will be planted in memory of Donald J. Gordon in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest. 

First Tree Date: April 16, 2021
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We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:

• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.

• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.

• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.

• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 colour rating of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.

We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.

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Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel

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Donald J. Gordon

Donald J. Gordon
Date of Death: April 16, 2021

GORDON, Donald John – Passed away Friday April 16th at the Guelph General Hospital after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, in his 92nd year.

Don was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 70 years, Katherine Gordon; his children James Gordon and his wife Val Morse, Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gordon and her husband Brad Rooke; grandchildren Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon, Alexandra Odessa Gordon, and Tristan Rooke; great- grandchildren Ameliya and Vivienne Slezak; and an extended Gordon clan in Canada and Scotland.

Born in Toronto in 1930, the youngest of seven children of Scottish immigrants James and Margaret Gordon. Don retired after 35 years as head of R&D in the Engineering Department of the University of Guelph. He enjoyed more than 50 years in the beautiful home he built by hand on land he cleared himself in Rockwood, Ontario. He was an inventor, bagpiper, teacher, mechanic, homesteader and creative genius, a country gentleman with a big heart and endless dry wit and humour. We expect he will be oiling the squeaky hinges on heaven’s gates and giving them a good coat of Tremclad.

Don’s family is grateful for the excellent care he received in his time at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home in Fergus ON.

Cremation arrangements have been made through the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com. 

A celebration of Don’s remarkable life will take place at a later date.

Donations in his name would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario

Bagpipe Lament

Someone will play

‘The Flowers of the Forest’

when his candle flickers out,

a bagpipe lament

when the light disappears,

the sound could reach an angels’ heart

if they had one.

(Katherine L. Gordon ~ April 16th, 2021)

A tree will be planted in memory of Donald J. Gordon in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest. 

First Tree Date: April 16, 2021