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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father just 2 weeks past his 99th birthday. He was born in Preston, Ontario on August 14,1920. Dad joined the airforce at 19 after he obtained his pilots license and served his country during the Second World War .

After the war he met the love of his life, our mother Shirley Duncan of Portage la Prairie. They married in 1951 and located in Winnipeg where they raised their family Susan, Cameron (Sherilyn), Gordon, Marshall (Janeth). He also had 9 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren.

Dad worked for Transport Canada until his retirement in 1978. He spent many of his years at the family cottage at Falcon Lake where he loved entertaining and hosting block parties .

He never really slowed down until much later in life. There was always something that needed doing like yard work or gardening. Dad also loved watching sports . If the game had a ball in it he was all in . He could often be heard yelling at the TV when the Blue Jays weren’t playing well.

There will be no formal service and a private family function will follow in his memory. Mizpah

Family invites friends to sign the online book of condolences at

The Coutu Family in care of arrangements:
E.J.Coutu & CO. Funeral Directors
680 Archibald Street

5 Guest Book

  • Kelly Black Posted September 1, 2019 11:20 am

    Dear Shirley and family. So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you …. Kelly and Rob Black….long time neighbours.

  • Laszlo Farkas Posted September 1, 2019 1:25 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Gord and your family

  • Winnie Duncan Posted September 3, 2019 8:00 am

    Sincere condolences, Shirley and family.
    Gordon lived a good life his way and enjoyed every minute .
    May precious memories help ease your loss.

  • Carey Duncan Posted September 3, 2019 6:21 pm

    What a wonderful and full life Uncle Gordon lived. May all your fondest memories bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of your all and sending hugs. ~ Carey & Ken

  • Sylvia Mann Posted September 5, 2019 8:51 am

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you

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