Hill, Gordon Alexander - his family at his side, passed away peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, on November 28, 2008 at age 97. Sadly missed by son Kerry, cherished daughter-in-law Ardath and beloved grandson Tristin, of London; nieces Linda (John) Szasz and Sandra (George) Young and their children, as well as the Jenson cousins in Colorado. He was also very fond of Ardath's father, Tom Finnbogason. Son of Thomas Vardy and Florence Mary (Caithness) Hill, Gordon was predeceased by beloved wives Isobel (1979) and Jean (1999); brothers Earl (Iza) and Allison (Jessie); and sister Marjorie (Harold). Born May 16, 1911 in Winnipeg, Gordon worked at the Great-West Life Assurance Company for 50 years, retiring as their international banking supervisor. He and Isobel moved to Guelph in 1978; Gordon moved to London in 1979. In WW II, Gordon served in the Army on Canada's east coast. He was a school trustee in Norwood/St. Boniface. At First-St. Andrew's United Church in London, Gordon helped with the Gone Fishing program and sat on the financial committee. At FSA, he met his second wife, Jean; together they were wonderful grandparents to Tristin. Gordon loved dancing. He was among the first dancers in the company that later became the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He and Isobel were internationally known square and round dance teachers and choreographers. They also taught square dancing to special needs adults for many years. The family thanks the staff of Craigwiel Gardens for their care and kindness during Gordon's time there. A service to celebrate Gordon's life will be held at First-St. Andrew's, 350 Queens Avenue, London at 2:30 pm, Sunday, Dec. 7 with a reception following.
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