February 8, 1941 – Saint John, NB
August 22, 2013 – Calgary, AB
With deepest sadness and broken hearts, we announce the passing of Hugh Gordon on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the age of 72 years.
Gord was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer on March 23, 2012 and fought the fight the same way he led his life: with determination, dignity, honesty and integrity. Once he decided to fight, he never gave up.
We were blessed with Gord’s gentle manner, kind heart and incredibly generous nature. He was a genuine and patient man, admired and respected by all who knew him. He touched the lives of those who met him, whether in business or friendships. You couldn’t help but love his gentle spirit, quick but quiet wit and ever charming personality. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, listen to a problem, give advice or partake in the fun.
Gord will be forever treasured by his wife and soul mate Judy. He loved his children dearly and will be remembered by Jodi of Toronto, ON and Stuart of Burnaby, BC; brothers John (Anne) of Toronto, Donald (Danielle) of Brantford, ON, and Robert (Shirley) of Penticton, BC; brother-in-law Terry Hart (Janet) of Richmond Hill, ON; sister-in-law Wendy Pew (David) of Aurora, ON; mother-in-law Barbara Hart of Richmond Hill, ON; and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Gord was predeceased by his parents. His mother Margaret Eleanor Angevine co-founded the Canadian Meals on Wheels program in Brantford, ON and the program rapidly spread across North America, feeding thousands of Canadians every day. His father James Stuart Angevine’s career with Mutual Life of Canada influenced Gord’s decision to enter the life insurance industry at a young age. His father was known as a family man and a philanthropist who spearheaded a fund raising campaign in 1952 to raise $750,000 for a new YMCA building for the community of Saint John, NB.
Gord followed in his father’s footsteps and after a lengthy and successful career in the life insurance industry he moved to Calgary in 1980. Over the next nineteen years he and Judy built a respected life insurance brokerage business which they sold in 1999. Priddis Greens Golf Course was the home base for many years and friendships built there proved to be immensely important to him. Gord felt privileged to have many golf friends and enjoyed golfing and traveling around the world.
A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church, West on Highway #22X past Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. At Gord’s request, he asked that his golf buddies wear their favourite golf shirt. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Meals on Wheels, 5759-80 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2C 4S6 www.mealsonwheels.com or the Calgary YMCA, 101 3 St SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 4G6 www.ymcacalgary.org. In Gord’s memory please contribute to the greater good by performing random acts of kindness.
Judy and the family would like to thank the following friends for their unending support during Gord’s battle: Leslie and Don Harbison, Tracy and Dave Rostad, “The Trash”, and the multitude of visitors, phone calls and emails both at home and at the hospice – Gord referred to you all as an “embarrassment of riches”. The family would also like to thank Dr. Vanessa Krause and Kathy, and Dr. Woo, Foothills Hospital; Dr. Powell, High River Cancer Clinic and his wonderful staff Candice, Kim and Sandy; Black Diamond Home Care Team and team leader Patti for their compassion; and a special thanks to Southwood Hospice and their wonderful caring staff.
In living memory of Gord Angevine, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences