April 01, 1926 – July 15, 2015
At the ageof 89 years
A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Free Methodist Church Saturday July 25 at 1pm
Gordon passed away July 15, 2015 at 89 years of age. Gordon was born in Kamloops, BC to Richard and Mary Askew on April 1, 1926. In 1931 the family moved to Salmon Arm, BC. Gordon at an early age began working in the family business, the Salmon Arm Meat and Produce Co. Ltd. until 1942 when he went to Kamloops to exchange jobs with his brother David every two years at the Shamrock Meat Market until 1948 when he returned to Salmon Arm. In 1949 Gordon married June Hulet. They had two sons Arthur Rodney and Wallace Gordon. Gordon left the family business in 1955 and started buying cattle on his own. In 1965 Gordon went to work for Armor and Company in St. Joseph Missouri. He was transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1966. In 1967 he moved to McCook, Nebraska to work for Platte Valley Pack. He was transferred to Cozad, Nebraska in 1975 to fill the position of head buyer.
Gordon retired in 1988 and moved to Nelson, BC. In 2003 he moved back to Salmon Arm, BC. He was predeceased by a son, Wallace, brothers Lloyd, Donald and David and sisters Margery Morrison, Marion Matychuck and Winnifred Litzenburger. He is survived by June his wife of 65 years his son Arthur (Wendy) of Salmon Arm, sister Doreen English of Powell River, BC, grandsons Warren (Emily) and Ryan Askew of Salmon Arm, BC and a granddaughter Michele Anderson of Langley, BC as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gordon kept busy with his coin collection, golfing, curling, bowling and cross country skiing. He is an honorary member of Boys Ranch in Nebraska and Charter Member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Free Methodist Church Saturday July 25 at 1pm with Pastor George O.P. Fleming officiating. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice may be made.
Hi, Art and Wendy:
Sorry to hear about Dad Gordon. Was just sitting here chatting with Penny and Paul Peterson when I saw the obit in the Observer. Sounds like he lived a very interesting, fulfilled life.
Old friend, Gene