September 30, 1943 – November 15, 2020
Gordon Bruce Dewan passed away with his wife and daughter by his side at Chilliwack General Hospital on November 15, 2020 following a lengthy battle with Cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Bertha of 53 years; his daughter Sherry and husband Gary Christopher; grandson Austin Christopher and Granddaughter, Alexa Christopher.
His forever fishing buddies; Ryan Mash; Ken Charles; John Kremseter and too many to mention. Along with many work related friends from the Building Construction and many trades of 59 years. He is preceded by his son, Randy Dewan in 1992; his mom, Marion in 1973 and his dad, James Dewan in 2001.
Gordon is survived by his sister Heather & Dave Kohl, of Mt. Brydes, Ontario and nieces Stephanie and Shannon in Ontario. Sister, Sharon & Don Branscombe of Picton, Ontario, niece Lisa Helmar and nephew, Jamie Branscombe.
A big thank you to the Cancer Society; Oncologist, Dr. Keith; Dr. Bahl; Dr. Lewis, Dr. Vrabek and Dr. Kroeze.
Gordon moved along with his military family, mom, dad and sisters from Ontario in 1963 to Vancouver. This is where he met Bertha, married and moved to the valley in 1974, where he made this his home, never once looking back.
He soon took a trade in building construction, making $2.52 an hour. Construction and working with the many trades was his passion for over 50 years along with fishing. We lived in Vancouver for 15 years and then moved to the valley in 1974 where he found that he could go fishing whenever he wanted.
Gordon soon became superintendent, and was so proud of the many schools he built in the Vancouver area right out to the valley. He also built the Agriculture Centre in Abbotsford and the Commerce Bank in Chilliwack.
Once retired, Gordon found great pleasure in carving from many different kinds of wood; fishing for sturgeon & salmon, making benches and funky chairs and end tables
and he also loved to sing.
Sing your little heart out honey, because I know you are in heaven entertaining everyone as you always have.
A private ceremony will be held on Little Mountain where Gordon will be buried beside his son.
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