Cecile Marie Reine Gordon

July 22nd, 2013

Cecile Marie Reine Gordon

July 22, 2013 on a clear Okanagan night under a full moon Cecile Marie Reine Gordon (nee Brosseau) passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at Hospice House in Vernon. Cecile was born in VegrevilleAlberta close to the family homestead at Brosseau, Alberta on July 5, 1955. She moved with her family to Kelowna, BC in 1966 where she met her life-mate and soul mate, Ross Gordon. Resident on the family property by the Shuswap River not far from Shuswap Falls since 1974, Cecile touched many lives as a traveller, a gardener, a volunteer, a cookbook author, a master chef and most importantly to her, a devoted mother to her two beautiful daughters. Cecile touched the lives of every person she met and was an inspiration to everyone. Not only was she dedicated to her family but she was also a confidant and close friend to her siblings and their families.

Cecile was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Alexander Brosseau and Jeanne Brosseau (nee Desaulniers) and by her nephew, Joseph Darren Brosseau and is survived by her loving husband, Ross Gordon and her two daughters, Monika Gordon and Hana Gordon. She is also survived by her siblings, Marquerite Brosseau, Rosaline (Ron) Nishi, Joseph Brosseau (Brenda Bannerman), Charles Brosseau (Anetha), Jeannette Rosene (Richard), Bernard Brosseau (Shelly), and numerous nephews and nieces.

A celebration of Cecile's life will be held at a later date for friends and family and the family will make an announcement at that time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Cecile's memory be made to the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Legacy Fund (2114 Shuswap Ave, PO Box 661, Lumby, BC  V0E 2G0) or the Canadian Cancer Society (#104, 3402-27th Ave, Vernon, BC  V1T 1S1)


Dear Ross, Monica and Hannah,I knew your Mom and Wife from Silverhills she had a beautiful spirit a great love of her family and it was such a joy to cook with her... I will miss her you are all in my thoughts and prayers Brenda Cichon

Ross and family, Our thought are with you all during this very sad time. Cecile was a ray of sunshine to everyone she came in contact with. She will be missed but never forgotten.

So sorry to hear of Cecile's passing. She was a very special lady that I have fond memories of. Our hearts go out to you all.

Heh Monika et Hana, So sorry to hear about your Mom, It's a tough go I know as I just lost my Dad...My thoughts, prayers and positive energies are with you and your cousins. Love, Miss Norman alias Madame your French teacher

To Ross, your daughters and all the Brosseau family: My condolences. I am so sad to hear of your loss. I often think with fondness of the old Mable Lake Road days and the families we knew there. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Bernie , Jeanette, Charlie and Families: I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Bernie it has been awhile since the last time I saw you - with Henry, but I think of your family often - down the road on Kelview. We have also lost Glenda and Paul both at age 55 years, and am feeling your pain anew. Keep close to your family, cherish one another and may your memories of Cecile sustain you all through this difficult time. I send to you my love and prayers. Rosanne Ryder

Ross: We were truly saddened to hear of Cecile's passing. Your family is in our thoughts. As you grieve her loss and celebrate Cecile's life we hope that her memory sustains the family over this difficult time. Karen and Werner Schaefer

Ross: So saddened to read of Cecile's passing. My thoughts are with you and your girls. Sometimes life is definitely not fair. Although it is years since we have seen each other your name comes up often at work. A few of the old Super Valu staff are patients...Steffe Brown from the bakery and Iris Jones. We relive the old days. Once again my heart goes out to you all. Take care. Bruce Henderson

Dear Ross, it's been many years since we've seen each other, but I was so saddened to read about your wife's passing. My heart and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

To all of Cecile's Loved Ones we offer our condolences. We are so sorry that she had to leave everyone so young. How special that she shared so many loving wonderful moments with all her family that they will keep with them many precious memories. Our thoughts are with you. Linda and Todd

Dear Ross and Girls Sad to hear of the passing of Cecile, a woman full of grace, kindness and beauty...I am glad I knew her some...My prayers are with you all ....The journey is rough but you have wonderful memories and spirit with you......love Del and Doug

Sorry to hear of Cecile's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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