Gord passed away after a lengthy illness on December 14, 2021.
He was predeceased by his wife Jean, who went ahead to set up the jazz club. Best Dad ever to Cathy and Ken (Elizabeth). Brother of Ada Hall (Gord, deceased) and the late Jim (Dorothy, deceased). Special Grampa to Heather Barkley (David) and Andrea. Very special Great-Grampa to Cecilia, Russell, Dylan, Jacob and Stuart. Uncle to Dale Munro (Harmon), Debbie Trotter, Don Hall, Danny Fraser, Brian Fraser and Bruce Mitchell. Great Uncle to Melissa, Tyler, Paul, Savannah, Abilene and Dylan.
Dad was a loving husband and father dedicated to family, home, music and dancing. He enjoyed gardening and carving and he shared a passion for traditional and Dixieland Jazz with our Mom. They were founding members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Dixieland Jazz Club.
Grateful thanks to the staff at Terrace On The Square retirement home in Waterloo who were compassionate and tireless in their care. Thanks also to the palliative care unit of Care Partners for their care and compassion.
A celebration of life will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo on Saturday November 19, 2022, at 2:00 pm reception to follow. There will be a public livestream of the service for those who cannot attend in person. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at Parkview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mary's Hospital or JAZZ FM 91 and may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.