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GORDON – Joan Mary (nee Morgan)

October 8, 1924 – August 12, 2010

It is with profound sadness, but grateful hearts that our family announces the passing of our beloved, Joan Gordon. Surrounded by her family she passed peacefully from our midst to her heavenly home on August 12, 2010

Joan was born to the late Horace & Bessie Morgan in Bermondsey, London, England on October 8, 1924. Educated in England she worked as a stenographer during the war. She met the love of her life, John, in 1945 and they were married in Four Marks, Hampshire, England on March 30, 1946 and established a home in Portreeve, SK. in September 1946. They raised a family of three while moving to several towns over the ensuing years. During that time Joan took great pride in teaching music and in the accomplishments of her hundreds of students, many of whom have remained life long friends.

Joan was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty-three years, John Cuthbert Gordon. She is survived by children Kathleen (Frank) Hollick, Douglas (Geri) Gordon and Daphne Urcheshen; her grandchildren, Sheri-Lynn (Oliver) Ashley, Charlene Dimmock, Camille (Greg) Owchar, Andrea (Vance) Beblow, Heather Gordon, and Johnathon Urcheshen; and her great-grandchildren, Dillan, Mackenzie, Liam, Keeley, and Emily.  She is also survived by her brother David Morgan and his wife Margaret, their children Gareth and Derrien, and their families.  Joan is also fondly remembered by her Faith family.

 A Memorial Service will be held at Emmanuel Community Church, 3003 – 28th Street SE, on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or to the Southwood Care Centre Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, AB  T2H 1M9 Telephone: (403) 252-0620.  The family wishes to thank the staff of the Southwood Hospice for their compassionate care and concern.

In living memory of Joan Gordon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Harold & Mary Skiba :

    This is a tribute to Joan. She was our daughters’ piano teacher and did a wonderful job! Kathy took lessons from Joan for 6 years and did so well, that she was teaching piano at 14 years old. Joan was a very gracious lady and is remembered fondly.

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