Gordon Cook of Fruitvale passed away peacefully at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on November 3, 2013. Gord was born in Vancouver, BC.
After completing high school, Gordon started his career with BC Tel where he worked until his retirement in 1991. After his retirement, he divided his time between building and completing his home-built aircraft (the Falco) and marathon cycling. He also spent time volunteering at the Trail Airport.
Gord is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Doreen, his children; Dennis, Tammy (Dean), and Danny, his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his brother Don.
He is predeceased by his daughter Heather and his sister Margaret.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Warfield Hall. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Gord’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 3N6.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.
I am sorry to hear of Gord's passing. Gord used to cycle with my dad, Harold Bridge, who passed away earlier in 2015. I hadn't heard that Gord was already gone. I thought I would do a search in to let him know. Hopefully they are cycling together again.
I was fortunate to speak with Gordie just a week before he passed away. His voice was a little hoarse from the treatment that he had just completed, but there was optimism as his tumor markers had gone down. I expected to have another phone call with him, but Doreen's message of his passing reminded me that tomorrow is never a safe bet. Manfred
So sorry to hear of your sad loss. Think of you all often. We've known you since 1972, in the Dawson Creek then Langley era. Ken & Linda Eeles
Doreen & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts daily. Always, Susan Winter XO
So very sorry to hear of Gord's passing. I spend many years working with him at BC Tel/Telus. It was always a highlight of the day to see what silly joke he would tell us next. Then to discover he was our neighbor when we moved to Surrey the jokes and cheerful chats always brightened our day. He will be very much missed and remembered. Our heartfelt condolences to his loving family.
My condolences to you, Doreen and family, for the loss of Gord. Happy was I to be graced with Gordon and Doreen's hospitality and a "golden smile" on the 2008 RM 1200.
Doreen, I first met you briefly when you and Gord lived in the Lower Mainland and Gord invited me to your home ... and into 'the garage', where I witnessed one of his other passions in addition to marathon cycling, building an airplane. To me, Gord represented the adventure side of the early days of randonneuring in B.C. He always had good stories to tell. I am sure he is, in spirit, still flying over our heads keeping a watchful eye on us. Another person taken from us too soon. My deepest sympathy for you, your family and friends for the loss of Gordon.
Our deepest sympathy to Doreen and family for the loss of Gord. He will be remembered fondly for his quick wit, ready smile and dependable good humour. He was a great cycling companion and a wonderful volunteer, giving countless hours of his time to the BC Randonneurs Cycling club over the years. We will miss him.
Doreen, My thoughts are with you. I have spent many happy hours cycling with Gord and enjoying his company.
So sorry to hear that Gord has lost his battle with cancer. We have very fond memories of Gord and feel I was lucky to have known him. All the best Doreen.
Dear Doreen and family; So sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George and Lydia
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Gord. He was a great friend and commrade we had many good times riding and chatting over the years. He will be missed and our condolences to Doreen and the family.
Gord was a great comrade on rando events and on Tour BC. He always had lots of "blueberry juice" for his chain (and mine, for the asking, and anything else you might need) and always had his "dancing shoes" on. See you down the road, buddy.
Doreen, our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We have many wonderful memories of our chats and time spent with Gord at the airport. He will be missed!
I'm saddened to hear of Gord's passing. He was a true comrade in "homebuilts" to me. Happy Flying Gord!