September 1, 1927 – Calgary, AB
October 4, 2014 – Airdrie, AB
Gordon Arthur Willdig passed away suddenly on October 4, 2014, at the age of 87.
Gordon was born in Calgary on September 1, 1927. He lived and worked on his family farm in Keoma for more than eighty years and raised four children with his wife Gladys of sixty-three years (deceased July 2014).
Gordon loved the land and he was a devoted farmer who took great pride in watching his crops grow, to become a successful harvest. He and Gladys were very active members of the community and were always willing to volunteer and participate in community groups and functions involving the church, KIK Seniors and Pioneer Acres. Gordon was always ready and willing to help out a neighbour in need.
In his spare time, Gordon enjoyed pursuing his interest in unique aircraft, never turning down an opportunity to fly in one.
Left to mourn his loss are his children Brian (Ibi) of Calgary, Mark (Wendy) of Didsbury, Susan (Murray) of Edson and Ian (Jennifer) of Keoma. Gordon is also survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Gladys Elliott.
At Gordon’s request, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Gordon Willdig, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100Print This Obituary & Condolences