On the morning of October 4, 2007, Gord succumbed to his disease, and left
us. His courageous battle with cancer was a testament to his incredible
tenacity and inner strength. Gord was born in Oliver, BC on March 14, 1953
to Eve and Campbell Gulliford, the fourth of five children. Gord grew up
in Salmon Arm, attending school
here and playing hockey and baseball, the sports that were his passion.
Gord was predeceased by both parents and is survived by his partner, Karen;
his children, Rae, Bob (Kira) and Clay; and grandchildren, Dylan, Ava and
Isabella. Also suffering this loss are Gord’s brother, Stew (Angie);
sisters, Anne, Lynne (Roger) and Sandy (Ernie); and many nieces and nephews.
Gord’s network of friends reached far and wide, from work and play and we
thank them all for respecting Gord’s intense need for privacy while he
waged his battle, his family at his side. He knew you were all there for
him and your love and well wishes were passed on to him by our family.
Gord’s life journey took many twists and turns, some ups and some downs,
but through it all he remained quick-witted and hung on to his signature
sense of humour. He was a keen observer of the human condition, loved
reading and was always prepared to debate politics, philosophy and anyone
A casual, “Gord – style” Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, October
11, 2007 at the Intermissions Restaurant at the Sunwave Centre in Salmon
Arm at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the CT Scan Campaign, c/o
Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 or the
charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.