CONNAL; Gordon Eric

May 12, 1950 – February 6, 2016

After a lengthy battle with cancer Gordon passed away peacefully in his home at age 65. He was predeceased by his parents Joyce and Dan Connal, their family home being in Rosedale, BC. Gordon is survived by his wife Lynda, son Allen, grandson Hunter, mother-in-law Lorraine McConnell; brothers Dan (Sarah), Garth (Debbie) and Harold (Anita); sisters Mona, Christine (Gord), Andrea (AJ) and Sandra (Lincoln); 22 nieces and nephews; and his special Uncle Andrew (Catherine) and his dog Sabel. Gordon spent years as a labourer, heavy equipment operator and driller blaster. Gord spent many ski holidays with family and friends at Big White, visits to Vancouver Island, Williams Lake and a month vacation and cruise to the Algarve Portugal, Spain and Italy. Happiest times were smoking fish and watching his nieces, nephews and friends in the swimming pool. Gordon played ball, coached ball and enjoyed most, the game of soccer. The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to Dr. Tan, Oncologist, of Abbotsford and Johan from Chilliwack Home Health Care. And also continuous loving support from family and friends.

A family dinner was held earlier last week. There will be a celebration of Gordon’s life held at the family farm on McConnell Road in July. In lieu of flowers we would appreciate passing on a hug.

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