June 22, 1945 – July 24, 2014
at the age of 69 years
Celebration of Life: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:00 p.m., family residence
We regret the passing of Gordon Thomas Swire on July 24, 2014 at the age of 69.
Gord, as he was known by family and friends, was born in New Westminster.
He was predeceased by his father Henry and mother Herta, step dad Morris Jopling and older brother Brian Swire. He is survived by his other half Pam, daughter Alexandra, grandson Shane, son Brandan (Tracy), granddaughter Sophia and also his son Michael (Tamara) and granddaughter Gigi, grandchildren Victoria and Kai as well as his two favorite girls, Roxy and Tia.
Gord worked for several years at Esco in Port Coquitlam, and was also an avid fisherman, skeet and trap shooter, golfer, and kayaker and also greatly enjoyed woodworking in the winter but his greatest joy was riding his “Harley”.
The family would like to thank the medical care staff at 3 West and the Intensive Care Unit of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the Intensive Care Unit A, at Kelowna General Hospital as well as all the doctors and nurses.
There will be a Celebration of Life on August 30, 2014 at 3 pm, at the family home.
Dearest Pam and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Gord was always the most gracious gentleman, when ever we gathered for dinners or a visit. Quietly smiling and watching every one, with a shih tzu and Pam close by. Hold on to beautiful memories. Allow friends and family to comfort you. Thinking of you , Kim
Hi Pam In case you don’t recognize the name, it is Yvone from the good old Red Basket days, and golfing at Birchdale. Was so very sorry to read of Gords passing, my thoughts are with you at this time. Please accept a huge hug from me, take care & hopefully our paths will meet soon, might even be in the WalMart parking lot lol Thinking of you & yours, your friend Yvonne
Dearest Pam and family,
I am so sorry for such a great loss to you all.
What a most wonderful man and friend he was.
I was lucky enough to see him several times at my work and check on him to see if he needed anything, he always had a smile for me. May he finally be at peace .
Love and blessings,
Eunice and Don xxxooo