AL­FORD, GOR­DON DAVID

Novem­ber 10, 1951 - Jan­uary 9, 2017

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS -

With heavy hearts and deep sad­ness, we an­nounce the pass­ing of Gor­don David Al­ford. Gor­don passed away peace­fully in Drumheller with his fam­ily around him. He faced his bat­tle with cancer bravely, calmly and with ac­cep­tance. He al­ways re­mained kind and con­sid­er­ate to fam­ily and friends. Born Novem­ber 10, 1951 in Drumheller, youngest son of the late Alexan­der Robert and Marie Aline (LeFerve) Al­ford. He will be dearly missed by his wife Pa­tri­cia (Parker), chil­dren; Eric (Nicki), Eliot, Wendy (Lawrence), To­bias (Ni­cole); grand­chil­dren; Sha­nia, Dar­ian, Lorne, Melissa, Megan, Made­line, Austin, Mitchell; great grand­daugh­ter Adele; brother James (Sylvia) Al­ford, Robert (Diane) Al­ford, Sis­ter, Euphemia (Ray­mond) McCleod, and many nieces and neph­ews and friends. Gor­don al­ways en­joyed time spent with friends and fam­ily. He was known to have a heart of gold and would al­ways go that ex­tra mile. He en­joyed work­ing on projects with fam­ily, en­joyed back­yard bbq’s, get to­geth­ers and tub­ing down the river. He grew up in North Drum and moved to Wayne in 1980. He be­lieved in com­mu­nity in­volve­ment, thus en­sur­ing the “KIDS” had an out­door rink and base­ball di­a­mond at the Wayne Hall. In 1990, as Chief Op­er­a­tor at the Wa­ter Treat­ment Plant, he won the Drink­ing Wa­ter Chal­lenge in South­ern Al­berta. He moved to Rosedale and mar­ried Pa­tri­cia where they spent many won­der­ful days build­ing a gar­den en­vied by many. Gor­don worked for TKNT Me­chan­i­cal be­fore re­tir­ing in 2014. Gor­don will be missed by all who knew him. Gor­don was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, and son John Wil­ton. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held at the Rosedale Com­mu­nity Hall on Fri­day, Jan­uary 20 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial trib­utes can be made to the Rosedale Recre­ation So­ci­ety, P. O. Box 857, Rosedale Sta­tion, Alta., T0J 2V0, for beauti - cation projects or to STARS. Court­ney-Win­ter’s Fu­neral Home in care of the ar­range­ments.

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