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Gordon Ash
March 9, 1924 - December 19, 2016
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<div itemprop="description"><br>Gordon Ash, 92, passed over, Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.<br><br>He leaves behind his three daughters: Lynda (Ken) Mawer, Margo (John) Tackaberry, and Heather (Ken) Gnam; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and his brother Glenn. Gordon was predeceased by his wife June; his parents Sidney and Nina Ash, brother Norman, and sister Edith. <br><br>Hi family rejoices that Gordon is now reunited with the love of his life, his wife June, and the many family members and friends who have gone on ahead of him. <br><br>Gordon was quiet and reserved but very generous and kind. He loved and supported deeply. He lived to serve others - his family, his church, and his community. Gordon was driven by faith and conviction to live a Godly life. He devoted his heart, his life and his love to being a husband, a father, a grandfather, and great grandfather. <br><br>Gordon was a highly principled and thoughtful man. He was the true north in his daughters’ lives. Throughout their lives he quietly modelled service through his various positions on town council, Rotary International, the Canadian Legion, and in his church. After he retired, Gordon was a volunteer driver for the Cross Cancer Clinic for fourteen years. <br><br>Throughout his life, Gordon maintained a keen interest in his community, country, and world affairs. He enjoyed curling, skiing and played in the community band. He was also an avid golfer until a couple of years ago. His love of music was passed on to all his children and grandchildren and the last thing he heard as he passed away was his daughter Heather singing his favorite hymns to him. <br><br>Gordon served his country in WWII as a pilot with the RCAF. He flew in both the Navy Fleet Air Arm and later Bomber Command in England, and held the rank of Flying Officer. <br><br>The long abiding love of flying did not end after the war but continued as Gordon owned various small aircraft over the years and enjoyed the company of fellow pilots, especially those in the Peace River Flying Club and the number of “fly-ins” to various locations in the country. <br><br>Thank you to the Kipnes and Summerwood staff who cared so compassionately for Gordon. All of you are the angels who see not only the aging bodies, but also the vibrant human beings who need and deserve love and dignity. <br>One of Gordon’s particular passions was financially supporting the vital work of the Hope Mission in Edmonton. We know he would be delighted with donations to the Hope Mission in lieu of flowers. <br><br>A private family service will be held in the spring of 2017.<br><br><br></div>