December 2, 1932- Calgary, AB
June 8, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Gordon passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
Born in Calgary, Gordon spent his working years with the Canadian Pacific Railway across Saskatchewan and Alberta. He continued his love of railways after retirement as a volunteer conductor at Heritage Park, along with many other former railroaders. In addition, Gordon’s interest in family history led him to spend many volunteer years with the Alberta Family Histories Society. He also volunteered for many years at the Glenbow Museum where he was responsible for assembling and creating the CPR land sales database – some 36,000 land sales between 1881 and 1927, an important source of Western Canadian history. His pursuit of family history took him through many Ontario cemeteries, Irish records, and a trip to Iceland. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Della and Fred McMahon.
He will be greatly missed by his brother Terry, sister in law Marie, and nieces Nancy, Jennifer and Megan, as well as their spouses and children. He was a quiet man, living a quiet life.
A private family service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gordon McMahon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences