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Gordon John Peers

Gordon John Peers

The family of Gordon John Peers wishes to inform you of his passing at Resthaven Lodge in Sidney BC on June 4, 2022.
Gordon (Gord) was born in Toronto, Nov 13, 1933. He was an only child and grew up in East York. He was active in sports. He met Gwendolyn Joy Barker at high school and they fell in love and were married in 1955. Following high school Gord started a career in the insurance business working for a national company and was soon transferred to Edmonton in 1956. They had 3 boys, Douglas (1958), Stephen (1960) and Bruce (1963).
Gord and Gwen were active socially and in the community and their lives revolved around life with 3 active boys. Gord was an avid volunteer. He was involved with Husky football, coached neighbourhood hockey and had roles with the Edmonton South Side Swim Club. In 1978, Gwen passed away suddenly leaving Gord with 3 teenagers.
Gord continued to work in the insurance industry moving from national companies to running a local agency and then to the Alberta provincial government in risk control.
Gord met Doreen Bauman in the early 1980s and they were active socially for many years, traveled internationally together and remained close until her death in 1998. Gord retired from the provincial government in 1992 and followed Doreen to Victoria, BC where Gord became the Risk Manager for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
Following the Games Gord started his own insurance inspection company that he worked at until his retirement.
Gord was diagnosed with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type in 2010 and moved into Shoal Centre Assisted Living in Sidney in 2013 where he lived for 7 years. In December 2020, in the middle of the Covid pandemic, Gord moved to Resthaven Lodge long term care, Sidney.
Gord was a kind and generous father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, coworker, and partner. In his later years, even when his Alzheimer’s took hold, he still remained a pleasure to be around and polite and kind to his care workers. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his son Douglas (Leslie) and step grandchildren Mark and Jacob, son Stephen (Jennifer) and grandchildren Ross and Devon, son Bruce (Lori) grandchild Connor. Great Grandchildren Rowan, Aedan, Sophie and Saige. Special to Gord, Sheryl Highet (James) daughter of Doreen. He is pre deceased by his wife Gwendolyn and special to Gord, Doreen Bauman.
The family wishes to thank the staff and care aids at Beacon Community Services Shoal Centre Assisted living, Case workers at VIHA Community Care and most recently the staff , nurses, LPN’s and care aids at Broadmead Care Society Resthaven Lodge for supporting the family and caring for Gord in his final years.
If you wish, please support these organizations by making a donation in Gordon’s name.
Broadmead Care Society – donations@broadmeadcare.com
Beacon Community Services – www.beaconcs.ca
Alzheimer’s Society of BC – www.Alzheimer.ca
Gord didn’t want a traditional funeral ceremony but asked that family, friends and acquaintances remember him in their own special way.
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