November 10, 1933 – August 21, 2016
Robert Gordon Souter passed away August 21, 2016 at home on Pender Island surrounded by his loving family. Gordon was born in Drumheller, AB and moved to Chilliwack, BC as a child. He was a keen 4-H member and from an early age was interested in dairy cattle genetics. His career, first at Chilliwack AI Centre and later at BCAIC (now WestGen) spanned a 50 year period of working with dairy and beef cattle, and his commitment to genetic improvement in the cattle industry culminated with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2004. Gordon is survived by his wife Barbara, son Grant Souter (Grant Catt), daughters Anne Wasko (Barry), Karen Legault (Tony), and by grandchildren Dex (Alisha), Clint, Shayne, Chantelle, Luke and Cody. Gord and Barb retired to Pender Island in 1998. Memorial donations would be welcome for the Pender Islands Fire Protection Society or the Pender Island Golf Club. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 pm at the Anglican Parish Hall, 4703 Canal Road, Pender Island.