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Gordon Washburn

October 17, 1935 - December 22, 2009

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Gordon Warren Washburn

October 17, 1935 – December 22, 2009

Passed away peacefully after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis with his wife Joan by his side. Gordon also leaves to mourn, his son Ken (Sue), daughter Janet (Dennis), grandson Nigel and brother William (Em).

Gordon worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for 35 years in many branches across the country. After retirement Gordon and Joan moved back to Duncan where he spent many happy hours working in his garden, lawn bowling and being with his friends. Over the years he enjoyed many travels and cruises. Always busy, Gordon was treasurer of the Cowichan Symphony Society for many years and the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club in recent years. He was also involved with the United Way campaign in the Cowichan Valley. Forever kind and helpful, he was a man of great integrity, and was respected by all who knew him.

Our thanks go to our wonderful neighbours and our special friends who helped us over these last years. A special thank you to Margaret Acton who visited often and was his birthday partner, to Heidi Bovey who came to see Gordon and cheer him every week, and to Dr. Gilbert who visited Gordon often and was always kind.

A memorial service will be held Saturday January 9, 2010 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 5800 Church Road, Duncan at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jim and Betty Russell
Relation: Colleague and friend

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Gordon.
From my conversation with him last Summer we had looked forward to a visit but it didn’t happen. A recent reminiscence of our get-together at Whistler many years ago was a pleasant one. Sincere Condolance to Joan and family. J. & B. R.

From: Jim and Betty Russell
Relation: Colleague and friend

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Gordon.
From my conversation with him last Summer we had looked forward to a visit but it didn’t happen. A recent reminiscence of our get-together at Whistler many years ago was a pleasant one. Sincere Condolance to Joan and family. J. & B. R.

From: D.A.(Peter)Briscoe
Relation: banker colleague

We worked to-gether for a number of years ,late sixties and early seventies at Burnaby Main Branch. I formed a high regard for Gordon ,his abilities,his integrity and his steadfast application to his work. He was well regarded by all.

From: D.A.(Peter)Briscoe
Relation: banker colleague

We worked to-gether for a number of years ,late sixties and early seventies at Burnaby Main Branch. I formed a high regard for Gordon ,his abilities,his integrity and his steadfast application to his work. He was well regarded by all.

From: Jim and Tanis Train
Relation: Colleague and friend

Our sympathies to Joan and her family. We worked together at RBC Duncan Main branch in the 1980’s. Gordon was a kind man and everybody felt the same. He was a wonderful person to work for and we thank him for his smile, gentleness and of course his kindness. We know he will be missed.

From: Jim and Tanis Train
Relation: Colleague and friend

Our sympathies to Joan and her family. We worked together at RBC Duncan Main branch in the 1980’s. Gordon was a kind man and everybody felt the same. He was a wonderful person to work for and we thank him for his smile, gentleness and of course his kindness. We know he will be missed.

From: Pam & George Fredrickson
Relation: Friend

Our sincere condolences to Joan and family; Gordon was a very sincere, gentle and caring husband, father and a friend to all…he will be sadly missed by all the ladies who took painting classes at their home; he always kept us supplied with TimBits!.. Rest in Peace Gordon,,and thank you again for that wonderful green shirt!! y

Pam

From: Pam & George Fredrickson
Relation: Friend

Our sincere condolences to Joan and family; Gordon was a very sincere, gentle and caring husband, father and a friend to all…he will be sadly missed by all the ladies who took painting classes at their home; he always kept us supplied with TimBits!.. Rest in Peace Gordon,,and thank you again for that wonderful green shirt!! y

Pam

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 9, 2010
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
St. Peters Anglican Church
5800 Church Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 5M3

5800 Church Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 5M3

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