CORNEIL, Gordon Lethbridge - Peacefully on Sunday, January 13th 2008 at Parkwood Hospital (Veterans Care), London Ontario, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Marjory Elizabeth (Betty) nee Burgess, for 66 years. Loving father of Derek (Barbara), Diane, and Bruce (Elizabeth), deeply missed by 6 grandchildren (Glenn, Brian, Jennifer; Ian, Heather and Andrew) and 8 great-grandchildren (Patrick, Alexa, Heidi, Scott; Kimberly, Eric; Ethan and Joshua). Gordon was born on a farm in the Glencoe area and received his Honours Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Business (Gold Medalist) from the University of Western Ontario. During the war he served in the Royal Canadian Artillery, achieving the rank of Major and Commanding Officer at Valcartier, Quebec. Gordon then rejoined the London Life Insurance Company in London where he achieved Associate Actuary and CFA designations, retiring in 1981 as the Treasurer and Vice President, Investments. Throughout his life, Gordon filled many volunteer positions including serving on the Boards of Governors of UWO and University Hospital, Treasurer of his beloved Bruce Beach Golf Club, Treasurer and Clerk of Session of Metropolitan United Church, and senior positions with the Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and Boy Scouts Canada. Throughout his life, Gordon was an active sportsman and dearly loved his Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. His kindness, gentleness, love of life and his family were the signatures of Gordon's life, even in his last two years at Parkwood. The family expresses its deepest gratitude to the staff at Parkwood for their compassion and loving care. Visitation at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London on Tuesday, January 15th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be held at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St. at Dufferin on Wednesday, January 16th at 2 pm.
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