Gordon Melvin Monson passed away peacefully in the Chilliwack General Hospital, June 8, 2012 with family by his side, following a courageous battle with non- Hodgkins lymphoma and heart disease.
Gordon was born at Mt. Lehman, BC, November 26, 1935 to Eddie and Mary Monson (Haines) where he was raised with siblings, Glen, Ian, June, Irene and Roy. In 1953, the family moved to Chilliwack where Gordon continued to reside until his passing. Gordon spent his working years in the logging industry and retired from Cattermole Logging Company in 2000.
Gordon is predeceased by his parents, Eddie (1966) and Mary (1982), wife Carol (2006), brother Glen (1992) and sister June (2008). He is survived by his daughter, Barb; grandchildren, Kailey and Karley, son Bruce, brothers Ian (Pat) of Campbell River, and Roy (Ester) of Armstrong, sister Irene (Allen) of Chilliwack, brother in law Richard of Chilliwack, and many nieces and nephews and Sasha the cat, his very special companion.
Special thanks to Dr. Markey, Dr. Shaihk and the nursing staff of 3N, 5N and ICU of Chilliwack General Hospital for their care and compassion during Gordon’s extended stay at the hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm from Henderson’s Funeral Home 45901 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack
If any so desire, memorial donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium Ltd.
45901 Victoria Avenue,
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com