September 29, 1934 – Chatham, Ontario
November 29, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Gord Rasberry, beloved husband and father, passed on to his next life, surrounded by his loving wife and sons on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Gord was born in Chatham, Ontario, the only son of Florence and Ivan Rasberry. He started his working life in the aircraft industry working on the CF100 Arrow and when this project was stopped he moved on to become a Independent milkman. When ill health forced him from this he worked his way up to Vice President of Sales for Dempsters Bread in Toronto. In 1978 he moved the family to Calgary where he was self employed in the restaurant business till the end of his working career. Gord was a multi-talented person.
Throughout his life he planned and created many rock features, he wrote short stories, wrote his own life story, taught Life Story writing classes at Chinook College, was a stained glass artist also doing multi-layer glass carving, leather tooling and lately hot glass work. Gord was an active volunteer in the Church cafe, a White Hatter and loved to bake his own bread and cheesecakes.
Gord’s greatest joy was his family, and he was happiest when we were all together.
Besides his loving wife of sixty years Marnel, Gord is survived by his sons, Steven (Nikki), Douglas (Patti), Philip (Donna), Michael (Laura), and Richard; his grandchildren, Cody, Nicholas, Kristopher, Mitchell, Brian, Mark, Jay, Bradley, Victoria, Leanne, Adam, Matthew, and Jenna; and his great-grandchildren, Deven, Kayla, Riley, Cheyenne, and Brynlee. Gord was predeceased by his granddaughter Beverley in 1981.
Funeral Services will be held at the Chapel at Centre Street Church (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Gord’s honour may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice or the Calgary Food Bank. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Two working hands at rest;
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
When the days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong;
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”
Each time we see your picture
You seem to smile and say,
“We’ll meet again some day.”
God saw you getting tired,
And the cure was not to be;
He wrapped you in his loving arms,
And whispers “Come with me”
You tried so hard to stay with us,
Your fight was all in vain;
And so He gave you peace,
Never does a day go by,
We do not think of you.
In living memory of Gord Rasberry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences