GRAHAM, Robert Gordon
On The Road Again….
Robert Gordon Graham age 85 passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on June 26, 2017.
Gordon was born on October 4, 1931 in Lacombe Alberta to Robert and Maude Graham. Gordon was the 4th child born of 5, he was the only boy.
He moved to the Okanagan in 1945 where he finished his schooling.
In 1954 he married the love of his life, Orma Sutcliffe. They had five children together.
In their early years of marriage Gordon and Orma lived in many different communities throughout northern British Columbia and Alberta, until they chose to settle in Lacombe.
Gordon was an entrepreneur at heart, he owned many businesses, which included 12 years of farming. Gordon provided a wonderful life for his family. He was a excellent husband and a exceptional role model for his children.
Gordon was a man of great faith, love for his family, as well a story was always shared. Gordon was also known for his very happy positive outlook on life. He always seem to find the solution to any situation he found himself in. He had a variety of interests over the years, his most cherished were, skiing, motorcycles, and sailing.
Gordon and Orma enjoyed a very full life together, sharing many special memories with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Orma; children; Judi (Bill) Flaws, Dorothy Graham (Dan), Gay Graham ( Martin) Kelly (Della) Graham. 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Sisters; Mabel Liam, Iris Davidson, Dorothy (Dave) Rowlett Inlaws; Carol (Eric) Greenich, Bob Bigham, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Mark Graham, his grandson, Graham Flaws.
Gordon will be dearly missed by all that had the opportunity to call him a friend.
A Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday July 4th at 2 p.m at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 50 Ave Lacombe.
Messages of Condolences can be left with Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services at www.myalternatives.ca
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice or The Canadian Cancer Society.