Gordon MOSS

MOSS, Gordon Delahoy 1921 – 2005 Gordon, beloved husband of Maoni, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, November 4, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Gordon was born on July 11, 1921 at Melfort, Saskatchewan. He grew up in the small community of Lac Vert, Saskatchewan and took his early education there. He joined the R.C.A.F. at the start of World War II and graduated as a pilot serving as flight instructor at several stations across Canada, finally serving with a bomber squadron in the Pacific Zone. He was honourably discharged in 1945. After the war, he attended the University of Saskatoon and received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. He was employed with the United Grain Growers for thirty-five years in several capacities retiring as General Manager of the company in 1983. Gordon and Maoni retired to Red Deer and enjoyed their retirement years until his passing. Gordon had many interests and was involved with a number of organizations throughout his life, including agricultural and sports. He especially loved hockey and curling. Gordon never lost his love of flying and maintained his license for over fifty years. Apart from the many pilots he trained during the war, he continued teaching students to fly and worked with both the Calgary and Red Deer Flying Clubs and also with the Red Deer Gliding Club. Gordon had a deep love and appreciation of his family, friends and his country. He will be very sadly missed. Gordon leaves to mourn his loss, his wife of sixty-two years, Maoni, his daughter, Marilyn Little, daughter, Elizabeth (John) Blake, daughter, Judith, and son Donald (Louise), six grandchildren, Bonnie Lee (Doug), Laura Bousquet (Jarret), Sarah Blake (Mark), Karen Blake (Beau), Andrew Moss and Grant Moss and five great grandchildren, Kristen, Brooklyn, Blake, Nolan and Emmerson. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Gladys Moss, two sisters, Rita and Gwen and a brother, Bud, who was killed over France in World War II. A Public Memorial Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Cremation will follow at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gordon’s honour may be made directly to the Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Centre, Box 5002, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5Y5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”

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