September 3, 1932 ~ December 27, 2011
Gordon Rochon was born September 3, 1932 to Walter and Ruth Rochon.
Gordie was just a young lad when Walter and Ruth Rochon moved into the Donalda district. It didn’t take Gordie long to find friends in the area as there were quite a few young folks his age around.
He liked to play the guitar and sing, so he fit in very well. It wasn’t too long before an orchestra was formed and Gordie played and sang some of his favorite songs one of which was: “I Traced Her Little Footprints In The Snow.” Soon it was known as Gordie’s song.
He played with different groups over the years.
Gordie met Aggie Rittenhouse in 1977; they spent the next thirty-four years together working side by side on the farm.
He liked to repair lawn mower motors and was very good at making them run. He also worked for many farmers in the area.
He will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him ~ especially his partner Aggie. Gordie was predeceased by his parents Walter and Ruth; uncle Emil Ekholm and nephew Don Ekholm.
Funeral services for the late Mr. Gordie Rochon were held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in the Donalda Community Hall, Donalda, Alberta with Albern Bergstrom officiating. If friends desire a memorial donation may be made in Gordie’s memory to S.T.A.R.S. or Donalda Cemetery in care of Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements.
For further information please contact 403-742-3422 or visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com