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WILLMON, Gordon James

September 1, 1930 – November 27, 2012

Gordon James Willmon passed away peacefully on November 27, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.

Gordon was born in North Vancouver, BC, and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1953. That same year, in fact, the day after graduation, Gordon married his lifelong partner, Lil. Gordon accepted a position with Imperial Oil. He and Lil left North Vancouver on a journey with the company that would last forty-three years and take them to many parts of Canada. He thoroughly enjoyed his many challenges at Imperial Oil, made many lifelong friends and was highly respected in the industry. Gordon truly loved his work with Imperial Oil. His career was his passion. Gordon will be best remembered for his quiet leadership, his ability to hear others’ opinions, weigh the facts and reach a consensus with all. During his time with Imperial Oil, Gordon and Lil enjoyed great friendships, camaraderie and support within the social network of the company and the industry. All who knew Gordon appreciated his quick wit and gentle manner. Gordon was a true gentleman.

Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Lil, of fifty-nine years, his son Jim (Helena) Willmon; daughters, Cathy (Gunther) Heidt and Mary Willmon (Richard Plummer); six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and his two sisters, Joan Southern and Mary Dempster. Gordon was a loving mentor to all his grandchildren and took great pride in their achievements. He will be dearly missed by his entire family.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore for the loving care Gordon experienced during his time there. The family is also grateful for Karen Young’s dedication and care of Gordon.

A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:00p.m.  In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to your favorite charity.

In living memory of Gordon Willmon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Heather (Morrow) Hines :

    Dear Jim, Helena, Renee, Danielle and Emily,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you at this difficult time and keeping your family in my prayers. I hope that your many happy memories comfort you as you mourn.

    Heather Morrow

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  2. Bill and Elaine Morrow :

    Jim, Helena , and girls
    Very sorry to hear of your Dad/Grand dad’s passing. Hope you can savor the memories and keep him with you in your hearts. Thinking of you all, and know that our prayers are with you……
    Hugs! Bill and Elaine

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  3. John and Pat Middelveen :

    Lil: We were very sorry to learn of Gordon’s passing. He was a great friend, coworker, boss and inspiration. There were very few like him. He was unique. Our condolences to your family.
    John and Pat Middelveen

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  4. Just a short note to say that Gordon was one of the finest men that I worked with. What a wonderful family I see noted in the paper. Best wishes to you all …Pat and Colin Duncan

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  5. Dora Hennessey :

    Lil, Faith and I were thinking of you today and googled you and Gordon and saw this notice. We are so sorry that we missed the service just a week ago bit wanted to send along our best wishes and hugs. Call when you have a chance. Dora, Victoria BC

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