Gordon HURLEY

HURLEY Gordon Wendell It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Gordon W. Hurley of Red Deer on March 7th, 2007 at the age of 65 years at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Unit #32, after a brave 15 month valiant battle with terminal cancer, surrounded by his family. He is now with his Lord and Saviour. Gordon was born in Eldorado, ON. on February 28, 1942. He will be very sadly missed, but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of his family and many dear friends. Gordon leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Lois Hurley, his daughter, Rhonda (Roy) Yetter, his son, Alexander (Al) Hurley and his wife Chrystle (nee: Crookshanks) and three loving grandchildren; Chase, Breanna and Regan. His memory will also be cherished by his father, George Hurley of Bancroft, ON, two sisters, Beverly Rollins of Bancroft, ON and Diane (Rick) Wannamaker of Onaping, ON, one brother, Ron (Jean) Hurley of North Bay, ON.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins from all over Canada. Gordon was predeceased by his mother, Gertrude Hurley, In-laws, Nettie and Reginald Trotter, brother, Keith Hurley, brother-in-law, Clarke Rollins, as well as a nephew, Andrew Rollins all of Ontario. Gordon graduated from Madoc High School in Madoc ON and then later got his Bachelors of Commerce Degree from Loyalist College, Belleville, ON. During his high school years he joined the Canadian Army Cadets, Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment (Army Reserve) where he was promoted to Sergeant within four years. After College he started working as a bank teller and within a four years he realized that banking wasn't for him. He started working at Corby Distillery in Corbyville, ON, he was there for thirteen years. Tiring of office work and craving the great outdoors, he joined the Canadian National Railway in September 1976 where he worked on Steel Bridge Gang #4 for thirty-one years until his retirement in November 2006. There is not enough words to describe this kind generous, and caring man. He was very well loved and respected by his co-workers and friends from all walks of life. He was an active member of the First Church of Nazarene and the Wild Rose Optimist Club. He was a very creative man when it came to building or creating arts and crafts. Among his greatest joys was spending time with family and puttering in his back yard and he also loved to BBQ. A Celebration of Life for the Late Mr. Gordon W. Hurley will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer, AB. on Monday, March 12th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 4505 – 77 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H3, Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 or to the Palliative Care Department, David Thompson Health Region, P.O. Box 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 6R2. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at: www.parklandfuneralhome.com. In living memory of Gordon Hurley, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County, AB


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