Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member Gord Tolley LM444

TOLLEY, Gordon Thomas - Captain (Retired) MMM; CD Gordon proudly served his country as a Lineman with the Signal Corps, after 36 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors and pursued his hobbies: boating and fishing with family and friends in Canada and during the cold season, wood carving with his fellow "Winter Texans". He died peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, ON, surrounded by the love of family, on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Gordon Tolley, age 73, beloved husband and best friend of Margaret (nee Burt) for 30 years. Loving father of Valerie Ovens (Terry) of Edson, AB, Lennie Hampton (Gord) of Thunder Bay and Gord Tolley (Kim) of Arnprior. Affectionately known as "Grandpa T" to Cassandra and Kyle; Amanda, Ashley and Adam; and Tiffani, and "Great Granddad" to Austin and Cameron. Predeceased by his parents, Bert and Myrtle Tolley and very recently, his brother Ben Tolley. Also survived by sister-in-law, Gwendy Tolley, niece Karen and nephew Stephen. The family extends sincere gratitude to all of Gord's caregivers on ICU at KGH, with a special thank you to nurse Autumn, for her exemplary care and compassion. In accordance with Gordon's wishes, cremation at JAMES REID CREMATORIUM will be followed by a private Celebration of Life. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Communications and Electronics Museum, CFB Kingston or U.H.K.F. (KGH, ICU). As Grandpa always said, "If you can't tie a knot... tie lots."

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